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I'm using Fedora 26 and Gnome 3.24, and would like to try Wayland. Wayland seems to be installed, and I've also installed gnome-session-wayland-session. I'm now expecting to be able to choose GNOME on Wayland on the login screen, however I can only choose between GNOME, GNOME Classic and GNOME on Xorg. Finally, GNOME on Xorg definitely doesn't use Wayland since

loginctl show-session 2 -p Type

returns Type=x11. Since Gnome uses Wayland by default, GNOME should use Wayland, however logging in after selecting GNOME gets me back to the login screen...

After trying to log in with Wayland, journalctl -b contains only one line with the word wayland:

/usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1459]: test: Missing argument at index 2

But some lines later many errors related to Gnome appear:

gnome-session[1472]: gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Wacom.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session[1472]: gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.A11yKeyboard.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Wacom.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.A11yKeyboard.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session[1472]: gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Clipboard.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Clipboard.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session[1472]: gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Color.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Color.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session[1472]: gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XRANDR.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XRANDR.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session[1472]: gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XSettings.desktop' exited with code 1
gnome-session-binary[1472]: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XSettings.desktop' exited with code 1

The issue is not hardware related: I've tried to boot on a live USB, and wayland was working.

The system information is

$: uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 4.11.11-300.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jul 17 16:32:11 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

How could I use Wayland ?

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    GNOME option is using Wayland. I would give it a try from clean install or from live CD/USB if it works for your hardware. If so, you should try what is difference in your system from the Live one. If not, you are probably out of the luck with your computer. – Jakuje Jul 29 '17 at 20:13
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As far as I know, the GNOME option does already use Wayland. So, if you want to use Wayland, just choose GNOME.

If not, maybe try troubleshooting your HW? Is it outdated/old? Maybe try to reinstall the system?

  • The issue is that GNOME doesn't work – Spirine Jul 30 '17 at 9:26

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