I'm playing around with Wayland (on Fedora 24) and multi-DPI screens.

With X, I am setting my secondary non-HDPI screen to scaled with

xrandr --output eDP-1 --auto --output DP-1-8 --auto --panning 3840x2400+3840+0 --scale 2x2 --right-of eDP-1

How can I make my secondary monitor scale with Wayland or achieve a reasonable experience on multi-DPI screens with Wayland?

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xrandr is not able to change Wayland settings. xrandr is a commandline utility for accessing XRandR compliant servers (such as XOrg for example). Wayland ditches most of that. Instead, you have Wayland running as part of the window managers themselves (mutter for GNOME, for example).

This blog post discusses some of the work that KDE is doing to write a screen management abstraction layer over X11 and Wayland.

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