[vlc-devel] [PATCH 0/3] DRM-GBM mode support

Victorien Le Couviour--Tuffet victorien.lecouviour.tuffet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 14:39:16 CEST 2017

On Thu, Jun 08, 2017 at 06:37:12PM +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le torstaina 8. kesäkuuta 2017, 11.51.16 EEST Victorien Le Couviour--Tuffet a 
> écrit :
> > Those patches add the support of EGL rendering through Direct Rendering
> > Manager devices. This means we no longer need an X server or wayland
> > compositor to play videos. The inconvenient is that we have absolutly no
> > input though.
> But the more immediate issue is that VLC can end up picking even when it runs 
> within a windowing system. AFAICT, that is not acceptable.

AFAIK, VLC cannot end up picking this window or the assiociated EGL module within
a windowing system: the capabilities set in these modules are below the ones of
the others (10 for the window and 40 for EGL), which means they will be loaded
only if the X and Wayland modules fail to load. And IMHO, those cannot fail if
a X display server or Wayland compositor is running, which means we can only
enter DRM mode if we are executing VLC from a virtual terminal. Am I wrong?

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