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Some basic instructions for trying out Wayland on Nemo on N9/N950. These instructions will get simpler over time. If you need help with it, ask me (w00t) on IRC.

This should be obvious, but use these instructions with care. They can get you to a point where your UI is not bootable very easily. Don't do this unless you know what you're doing and what the risks are.

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 diff -u /mnt/dev/mmcblk0p1/boot/ubiboot.conf.orig  /mnt/dev/mmcblk0p1/boot/ubiboot.conf
--- /mnt/dev/mmcblk0p1/boot/ubiboot.conf.orig
+++ /mnt/dev/mmcblk0p1/boot/ubiboot.conf
@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@
+G_NEMO_INITSCRIPT="\/sbin\/init\ vram\=6m\ omapfb.vram\=0\:6M"
 # Partition numbers for different OS'es. Make sure that you have these in place, or else booting will fail.
 # Do NOT touch these values unless you know what are you doing, see also G_MOUNTABLE_PARTITONS section

Original instructions

first things first, if you had it installed before:

   ssu rr wayland
   ssu ur


   zypper ref -f 1
   zypper ref -f 2 # updates both the adaptation repos
   zypper dup # should offer to upgrade ti-omap3-sgx and install ti-omap3-sgx-wayland-wsegl
   [11:20:18] <w00t> now reboot your device and make sure it starts the existing user session
   [11:20:43] <w00t> (it won't use wayland until we modify powervr's ini file, and ideally, we haven't broken x11 with this :))
   [11:24:09] <Vesuri> rebooted, looks good
   [11:24:17] <w00t> \o/
   [11:24:18] <w00t> ok.. sec
   [11:24:28] <w00t> open /etc/powervr.ini as root
   [11:24:40] <w00t> in '[default]' section, add: WindowSystem=/usr/lib/
   [11:25:06] <w00t> zypper in qt5-qtwayland-wayland_egl-examples qt5-plugin-imageformat-jpeg qt5-plugin-platform-eglfs qt5-qtsvg-plugin-imageformat-svg
   [11:25:44] <w00t> systemctl stop user-session@1000.service
   [11:26:07] <w00t> cd /usr/lib/qt5/examples/qtwayland/qml-compositor/
   [11:26:27] <w00t> QT_QPA_EGLFS_DEPTH=16 WSEGL_DEBUG=5 QT_COMPOSITOR_NEGATE_INVERTED_Y=1 ./qml-compositor -platform eglfs
   [11:29:27] <Vesuri> oh yeah, can see the qml compositor screen
   [11:29:35] <w00t> \o/
   [11:29:42] <w00t> now.. you should be able to start a simple client
   [11:29:50] <w00t> let me get you minimer (i should really just package the damn thing)
   [11:29:54] <Vesuri> I have it
   [11:29:56] <w00t> oh
   [11:29:58] <w00t> excellent
   [11:30:15] <w00t> WAYLAND_DEBUG=1 QT_WAYLAND_DISABLE_WINDOWDECORATION=1 QT_QPA_EGLFS_HIDECURSOR=1 /usr/lib/qt5/bin/qmlscene -platform wayland /home/nemo/minimer/main.qml
   [11:34:33] <w00t> some fair warnings:
   [11:34:45] <w00t> performance is not going to be great, you can expect around 40fps fairly consistently
   [11:34:58] <w00t> (it's always in composited mode, there is no direct rendering at this stage, maybe ever)
   [11:35:39] <w00t> i also fully expect some crashes/etc when running things, i've even seen the odd one when interacting with qml compositor for instance.. backtraces are useful if you can get them
Day changed to 12 Jun 2013
11:56 < w00t> [wayland compositing] is actually still faster than x11 when composited in the same scenario I tested, though
11:58 < w00t> direct rendering requires tinkering with a QPA plugin, and it's all a little complicated
12:03 < w00t> it's needed [on any device] where you want direct rendering
12:07 < w00t> with direct rendering, the point is to flip stuff from the client directly on screen instead of being composited (inside... the compositor!), which then gets shoved on screen - if that makes more sense
12:07 < w00t> QPlatformScreenBuffer and QPlatformScreenPageFlipper are the things to look into
12:08 < sledges> any rudimentary wayland (non-qt) apps that do this?
12:09 < w00t> not really.. it's qt-only in this case given half of it lives inside the qpa plugin
12:10 < w00t> and, to make life complicated, there isn't really an implementation of it in existence yet :)
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