MIR Problems | LAS s27e08

MIR Problems | LAS s27e08

Wayland and Mir are now under heavy development, but the community seems more divided than ever. We’ll explain why the developers want to replace X11 so badly, the big challenges facing Mir, and the long term division that desktop Linux is facing.

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Mir: First Hands On


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Hands on experiences:

  • Intel driver works best. Nouveau will work, but it failed on me fast.
  • ATI oss driver was a no go. Gave me crazy results.
  • Installing a proprietary driver automatically reverts you to standard X via Xmir’s pre-flight checks.
  • Double mouse cursor – A result of the fact that all Mir is doing is providing a single full screen texture within which an x11 session is doing all the work. Which means Mir is doing nothing beyond the frame, for all intents and purposes.

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