Running Mir on phablet

Kevin Gunn kevin.gunn at
Tue Jul 30 08:24:24 UTC 2013

Hey Daniel,
I'm no expert, but is there a chance you're fighting with
surfaceflinger...this is what the intended Kevin usually says. Apparently
its fairly stubborn about being killed (and tries aggressively restart)

Also, mterry had put together some updated instructions
just in case things have change from what process you might be following.
it has some surface flinger related instructions at the bottom...hoping it


On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Daniel van Vugt <
daniel.van.vugt at> wrote:

> Kevin, anyone,
> I notice running Mir on the latest phablet images (Nexus 4) is still not
> foolproof. Half the time, when I stop Unity8, that completely blanks the
> screen which prevents any Mir server from starting.
> Mir can only start, it seems, if the screen is not fully blanked. If it is
> blanked then I get permission errors (failed to unblank display), even
> running as root.
> What's the trick/recommended approach? It seems my old tricks don't work
> any more now the phablet images are "flipped".
> - Daniel
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