[PULL to discuss] Remove kdrive, Xnest, and Xvfb

Jamey Sharp jamey at minilop.net
Mon Mar 26 17:50:34 PDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 5:09 PM, Chase Douglas
<chase.douglas at canonical.com> wrote:
> On 03/26/2012 04:55 PM, Jamey Sharp wrote:
>> xf86-video-dummy doesn't have an equivalent to -fbdir, but it looks
>> like you aren't actually making use of the mmap'd framebuffer in
>> /var/tmp/. So this case should work just fine with xf86-video-dummy
>> today as well.
> I haven't looked into screen scraping much, but I thought it wasn't
> supported by the dummy video driver. I'm glad to see it is.
> What does it take to get a screen capture out of the dummy driver? Is it
> something you would recommend we encapsulate inside of xorg-gtest?

Sure, GetImage on the root window works just like it does on any other
video driver. Jeremy, Josh, and I sponsored a recently-completed
capstone project where the students produced quite a bit of code
relying on that:


I haven't paid too much attention to xorg-gtest; I assume it's a
framework for building X server test suites? I'd certainly recommend
using xf86-video-dummy if you're kicking off an X server during any
automated test procedure. Sometimes people might appreciate a
configuration option to use xf86-video-nested instead, so they can see
the test output. I'm not sure there's anything else you'd need to
encapsulate in xorg-gtest that's specific to the dummy driver though.


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