gesture - vm (vbox) detect hack to work around xorg no display bug

so... you go through wizard - only in vbox it seems (or maybe other
vm's - don't know - only tried vbox - this doesnt happen on real
systems). at the end e restarts... and it's blank. e is actually
rendering. you can screengrab (eg import -window root out.png) and see
the screen drawn just fine. xrandr is all set up right - everything is
kosher... but nothing will display except the curosr. xorg is just not
displaying rendered content. somehow e's gesture code and use of
logind/libinput to get inpiut devices for gestures tickles this xorg
bug. i don't quite know why as xorg doesnt seem to be complaining.
once you restart the xorg process everything works fine from there on.
it's some bug inside xorg that just refuses to display output.
manually changing resolution with xrandr will reset things and have
things render... until e restarts. a fukll xorg re-run is needed to
fix it... there just is nothing i can see that e is doing wrong or to
fix in e... so this is a workaround the xorg side by just not using
the gesture support if on a vm. they won't have touchpads anyway and
emulate mice so ... no real loss. this won't affect peolpe on real
systems and it may not always work as a workaround as it relies on
systemd-detect-virt or hostnamectl.

@fix
pull/1/head
Carsten Haitzler 11 months ago
parent 0404e68632
commit ba156d2f46
  1. 33
      src/bin/e_gesture.c

@ -208,10 +208,41 @@ _shutdown_for_x11(void)
elput_shutdown();
}
static int
_detect_vm(void)
{
static int on_vm = -1;
int ret;
if (on_vm >= 0) return on_vm;
ret = system("systemd-detect-virt");
if (ret == 0) on_vm = 1;
else if (ret == 1) on_vm = 0;
else
{
ret = system("hostnamectl status | grep 'Chassis: vm'");
if (ret == 0) on_vm = 1;
else if (ret == 1) on_vm = 0;
// fallback to assuming not on vm
else on_vm = 0;
}
return on_vm;
}
E_API int
e_gesture_init(void)
{
// we have some bizarre bug on vbox -> this causes xorg to stop displaying
// the screen output even though it's rendered and you can grab it through
// screenshots, xrandr reports a perfectly well configured display.
// somehow using elput to get input devices from logind causes xorg
// internally to not handle e's first restart after wizard - as if
// the xserver goes into some bixarre internal state - it doesn't report
// any errors though. this works around that by just avoiding the gesture
// support on vm's - they wont have touchpads anyway as they will emulate
// a normal mouse mostly... :)
if (_detect_vm()) return 1;
if (e_comp->comp_type == E_PIXMAP_TYPE_X)
{
_init_for_x11();
@ -230,6 +261,8 @@ e_gesture_init(void)
E_API int
e_gesture_shutdown(void)
{
// if (_detect_vm()) return 1;
if (e_comp->comp_type == E_PIXMAP_TYPE_X)
{
_shutdown_for_x11();

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