[Oberon] Oberon on the Raspberry Pi

volkert at nivoba.de volkert at nivoba.de
Sat Apr 19 08:46:57 CEST 2014

Am 17.04.2014 20:21, schrieb Paul Thomas Melville:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM, volkert at nivoba.de <volkert at nivoba.de> wrote:
>> On RaspPi
>> - In 1920x1280 the emulator cachtes the whole screen. In the left and
>> right black border (left & right to the oberon screen, which is in the
>> center) you can see the window manager mouse pointer.
>> - The Oberon screen is not part of normal WM Window. May be it is, but
>> it looks if its not.
>> Anyway, the behaviour is different to that of other linux systems, f.e.
>> debian / ubuntu on x86. Here is
>> Oberon Screen is per default part of a window which i can grab and move
>> around. I see no reason, why
>> FXDE on RaspPi should behave other as Gnome/Unity on my x86.
> I apologize for providing incorrect information.  On RPi it works differently.
> SDL is drawing there directly to EGL (or whatever it is using) - surface is
> taking whole area of screen and it is grabbing the input.  At least according
> to unofficial descriptions I stumbled upon.
I think that is meant by "Works without X11" in README-raspberrypi.txt. ;-)

> For time being, you could use something like that in another shell session:
> $ sleep 30 && echo filename > PCLink.REC
> Then launch Oberon from another session and activate PCLink there. It
> isn't convenient, but you can exchange at least files this way I guess.
> Hiding/minimizing could help in this situation, but I'm not sure if it is
> possible under RPi - most function related to window management just
> don't work.
The remote terminal sesson works for me, but thank you for the suggestion.


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