Questions tagged [wayland]

A display server protocol that is intended to replace the X Window System. Wayland is a rewrite from the ground up of the Linux graphical display subsystem.

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Emulating an HiDpi display

I have a low res laptop (1366x768) and I want to see how an app performs on a high res display. Is it possible to emulate a high res display on linux. Theoretically it should be possible. The X server ...
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Can X11 and Wayland be used at the same time? [duplicate]

Can X11 and Wayland be used at the same time? My Display Server of choice is X11, and I want to use an application that only supports Wayland - would that be possible at all?
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How does Linux's display work?

The Linux's display system uses multiple technology, protocols, extensions, applications, servers (daemon), drivers and concepts to achieve the windowing system for instance: Xorg, Wayland, X11, ...
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Can't use Flatpak apps on Wayland

Whenever I attempt to run a Flatpak app from the console, such as: flatpak run com.discordapp.Discord or flatpak run com.spotify.Client, I get an error that I can only assume has something to do with ...
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Very slow display and glxinfo error on Centos 8 + Wayland

I'm using CentOS 8.2.2004 and dual monitors with AMD Radeon RX570 and Intel onboard graphics. (AMD graphic driver is amdgpu-pro-20.20-1089974-rhel-8.2.) My PC worked on Xserver a few weeks ago, but ...
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Where does Fedora (31+) store the list of apps for which Qt Wayland is disabled?

Since Fedora 31 Qt Wayland is on by default, which has led to some compatibility problems with some apps, which was solved by a fallback list. One can of course turn off Qt Wayland just for some app ...
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Can Sway be used as a full screen compositor

I never like the "desktop" metaphor, so when Wayland rolled around I switched to Sway thinking that a tiling compositor was what I wanted. But after using Sway for a few months I realized ...
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How to run graphical applications as root under wayland

Under the new Wayland display server, several applications requiring root permission fail to run. I actually have an answer (one way of working around the issue). I welcome any better solutions or ...
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Notification and Notification daemon not working on window manager

I use Sway(wayland) and recently mako stopped working. Apparently there are problems with dbus, but I don't know where to dig further What I tried: Reinstalling mako/dbus didn't help Created the ...
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Shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad in GNOME3 on Wayland

I'm trying to add custom shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad on my laptop. I have GNOME 3 on Wayland. Using a suggestion from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/571537/138312, I managed to do it ...
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How do I tell the system/GDM to leave GPU alone, and only use other?

I'm using an AMD RX 5700 XT GPU on my system for over 6 months now, using the open source drivers. It works fine. But I need to do some Machine Learning stuff, and ROCM doesn't even work on this card ...
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Proper way to grant root privilege to a task in a Python GUI app under Wayland

I'm developing a Python 3 software, that will be both a CLI and a GUI app, primarily targeting Linux. Here are the needs of my program: A small part of my program, let's say only a single function, ...
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Disable touchscreen in Wayland (by parsing /proc/bus/input/devices via awk)

Background info: I've got a buggy touchscreen on a laptop, and I used to have a special Bash script on startup for dealing with it, but I recently installed PureOS in an effort to be a little more in-...
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Stop Wayland / Sway from intercepting virtual console hotkey (Alt-F1, etc)

I am using Wayland / Sway on Arch with the x-compatibility layer enabled and it is consuming keystrokes, notably the Alt-F1 hotkey necessary to get to a virtual console. I suspect it is the x-layer ...
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Take and get screenshot from Gnome desktop via SSH

I set up a automated kickstart-installation for a "digital-signage-client" based on Fedora 30 (soon 32), and I need to get an actual visual feedback what is on the screen right now. I tried to enable ...
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Wayland / Sway periodic freezes

I recently installed and started using Wayland / Sway on Arch and I notice that about once a day my whole system freezes for about 10-15 seconds, then it resumes back to normal. Is there some log I ...
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Stream desktop to website privately on wayland

I'm looking for a way I can create a web stream of my desktop so I can present it to coworkers during calls. Microsoft teams crashes when attempting to stream which I assume is because it hasn't been ...
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Add Custom Shortcut to “Panel” in Gnome

I have a test laptop that has Ubuntu Wayland 18.04 w/ Gnome. I have executable scripts that I want to be able to access via a "single click on an icon in the panel". I don't know what the correct ...
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How do I unify all copy paste buffers?

How I can make 1. middle-click and 2. ctrl+shift+v and 3. rightclick+paste use the same buffer? It seems almost random the way it works, sometimes I copy something and middle click works into the ...
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Control DPMS and Blanking with Gnome Wayland Screensaver

Running Wayland Gnome, driving HDMI display, Debian 10 (Buster) I would like to get some control over the blanking and DPMS behavior such that I can lock workstation with a blank screen as opposed to ...
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How would I go about editing the Gnome-shell launcher GRID, to have more columns/rows?

Having a 21:9 ratio resolution, it seems like it's a lot of wasted space!?
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Am I using XOrg or Wayland?

I would like your help to find out if I'm using Xorg or Wayland. I followed a tutorial to install gnome, and before installing it, I installed Xorg, BUT, in the About section of the settings it shows ...
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Setting PATH on Wayland Gnome

I am left baffled how to correctly set PATH under Gnome Wayland (using Manjaro 19.x) I want to set PATH=${HOME}/bin:${PATH}:${GOROOT}/bin GOROOT is set in .config/environment.d/go.conf as GOROOT=$...
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How to make xfce4-screenshooter work in GNOME Wayland?

I modified my printscreen shortcut in Debian Gnome Wayland to use xfce screenshooter (xfce4-screenshooter). When I press printscreen it opens the program like expected, but when I try to save the ...
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How to toggle keyboard layout in Sway from the shell?

How can I toggle between xkb keyboard layouts in Sway from the command line? My layouts are configured like this: input type:keyboard { xkb_layout pl,es xkb_options grp:win_space_toggle,...
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How can I login into Plasma (Wayland is OK)?

After a crash, I am not able to login into my Plasma DM. Wayland works fine though. When I type the password, it just asks me for the password again in an infinite loop. I tried chown myuser:myuser ...
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Forwardability of graphical interfaces over network

This is a curiosity question. The various official documents (for X11, Wayland, etc.) don't aggregate the information well, so I'm hoping we could get a good answer here and I'll try to ask it well. ...
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Disable laptop touchpad on Wayland

I need to disable the touchpad of my laptop. I am using Gnome on Wayland. libinput should provide this functionality, but apparently it doesn't. xinput doesn't work because I'm on Wayland. I think ...
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Can we share an application window among different users/X servers?

We have a family machine with KDE, where each member has a different account. Mom, dad and children. There are a few applications we'd like to be shared in such a way that they be available to all ...
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Controlling terminal of a display server

When I login on a Fedora 31 workstation and run the ps command, I see the below output; for an X session: PID TT CMD ... 1 ? /usr/lib/systemd/systemd --switched-root --system --deserialize ...
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Launching Sway on login with zsh

I set up .bash_profile to exec sway on login, and then ended up switching to zshell as my default shell. When I log in it just stays it no longer auto launches sway of course. I'm wondering if there ...
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Wayland equivalent of arandr

On my main computer, I use xrandr and/or arandr with i3 to configure and save multiple different screen layouts and map them to various keyboard shortcuts. I recently installed Fedora with Gnome on ...
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How to save monitor settings (GNOME 3.30.2, Debian buster)

I am fortunate to have a wonderful setup of a ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Generation) connected to the ultra-wide display LG 49WL95C via USB-3. Running Debian buster and the GNOME 3.30.2 desktop, I had ...
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Some apps don't seem to work with multiple DPI scaling settings

I have a 4K monitor and a 1080p one connected to my computer. I have changed the settings in GNOME so the 4K monitor is at 200% scaling and the 1080p one is at 100%. This seems to mostly work but ...
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Mageia 7 (Wayland, kernel 5.4.2) radeon HD8570D freeze

I'm posting my question here because despite extensive searching I haven't found an answer yet. I'm even thinking about buying a second hand nvidia graphics card. Anyway, I have a PC with an AMD A8-...
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How do I set a custom resolution mode that is not in the list of modes for a monitor?

I am running Wayland (Sway WM) on Arch Linux, and connecting an external monitor to my laptop over HDMI. This monitor works fine at 2560x1440 resolution over DVI-D on my desktop, but it does not ...
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How to run xdmx together with wayland?

Is this possible? I received this output running startxwhich blackbox-- /usr/bin/Xdmx :1 +xinerama -display :0 -display localhost:10.0 -input :0 -norender -ignorebadfontpaths -noglxproxy https://...
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Copy screenshot to clipboard isn't working after update to fedora 31

After system-upgrading from Fedora 30 to 31 I am super happy with the new release. The only thing that stopped working I'm aware of is the possibility to copy a screenshot to the clipboard right away....
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Debian slow start after upgrade - Gnome/Wayland issue ? (Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid - Gnome 3.34.1) [closed]

After upgraded my Debian testing few weeks ago, I realise that my boot take 1 minute more to show login screen. 1 minute is a timeout during boot. I did'nt notice that before because I always use ...
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How detect the DISPLAY used by Xorg, X and XWayland

The process name used to run the Xorg server changed recently on RHEL from X to Xorg and more recently the XWayland came along as the new Wayland server has been introduced. I noticed that on old ...
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Cannot use HDMI port and cannot run XOrg server might be related

I have a Debian 10 Testing running a Gnome environment over Wayland. Before, I had an Ubuntu distro installed in late 2019 that was able to detect the eDP-* ports as HDMI. Therefore, I think that the ...
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Wayland: How to start graphic application from TTY without display manager?

I'm not sure I have the right approach but... With Xorg we could via xinit do things, but how to do that kind of thing with Wayland? I'm just trying to launch from a TTY a graphics application ...
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How to run Debian Buster on Wayland?

I have a fresh install of Debian Buster and everywhere is written that Buster is comming with Wayland as default. So I would like to give it a try, but I cannot find it :-) I have discrete Nvidia card,...
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Error when launching gnome-terminal on Sway

I've installed gnome-terminal and xorg-server-xwayland and now I am trying to launch gnome-terminal. I already had an error caused by keycodes above 255. I deleted the keycodes above 255 and the ...
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Multi-monitor Issues with Xorg, Nvidia, Wayland

EDIT: After asking on the Linux IRC channel on FreeNode,I found out that X11 doesn't support per-monitor scaling. My 4k embedded display is at 200% scaling, and my external 1080p monitor was also at ...
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Wrong display output due to kernel 5.0.0 issue (?)

I have got 2 monitors, and everything worked fine with Lubuntu where i had 4.4.0-31 low latency as kernel, just installed ubuntu 19 with its new 5.0.0-generic kernel and now the second monitor gets ...
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I upgrade from Debian 9 to 10 and middle-click stops working

Recently I upgrade Debian on my laptop from Stretch to Buster. I noticed some problems (some apps stopped working, there was no drag 'n drop, Nvidia 3D card was not functional, etc), so I searched the ...
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Desktop extends to 3rd display after reboot

GNOME, Wayland, Fedora 30 I have 2 monitors and a TV. I usually have the TV off in the GNOME display settings, and just use the 2 monitors. My display layout survives reboot no problem, except that ...
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I'm switching to Linux desktop full time. I have some graphics/GPU questions, misunderstandings, and confusion

Due to my job I've been working with Linux servers for nearly a decade, but on desktop I've really only toyed with it here and there throughout the years. This whole time I've been a macOS user. Now ...
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Losing sides, top and bottom on TV

I do understand this subject gets answered a lot. I have a debian laptop that 1366x768 60.02. Now the TV fits everything if I use the same res. I would like for the tv to run at 1920x1080 30.00* (60 ...

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