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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Apps open in new tty3 Wayland session when opened in original Xorg session

I was trying to start two graphical sessions, one with Xorg and one with Wayland. The reason for this is that on Xorg, everything works fine except for screencasting with my mouse pointer visible, ...
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Manjaro Sway monitor screen through DisplayLink not working

I am trying to have my Lenovo DisplayLink to work with Manjaro Sway but so far could not manage to have screen signal going through it. I updated my linux to kernel 5.15 I installed the corresponding ...
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How to enable mouse keys on wayland (sway)

I'm currently on Arch Linux and wanted to know how I could enable mouse keys in wayland (mouse keys as in controlling the mouse with keyboard, the numpad). The arch wiki has mentioned mouse keys under ...
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Wayland Touchpad Natural zoom no longer works on Chrome

Until Chrome 105.0.5195.52, I could open chrome://flags/#ozone-platform-hint, set the toggle to 'Wayland' and upon restarting the browser, touchpad pinch zoom works (natural zoom, not to be confused ...
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Gnome 42 super key focus issue

Have an issue with Super btn on Gnome 42 Wayland (Fedora 36). If Opera's PiP (didn't test, but guess another always top windows have same behavior) is active super press focuses this PiP window. As I ...
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What causes plasmashell to crash after waking from standby (wallpaper set to default, no taskbar, ...) with a 2nd display and how to restart it?

Since I connected a new screen to my PC it sometimes happens that when I wake my PC from standby (with that other screen turned off before and after standby) plasma seems to have crashed: The ...
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How to have GNOME on virtual console 7 on Debian Bullseye?

I just installed Debian Bullseye on an older Notebook including GNOME as desktop. Wayland has been used automatically instead of X (which is ok for me). However, it drives me nuts, that GNOME is not ...
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Get Window ID from PID [Wayland and X]

I saw this post here and wanted to know if there's any way to also implement the same idea - getting Window ID from PID in Wayland (or preferably, something that is protocol agnostic). X has xdotool ...
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Interactive display pen gets "forgotten" by Wayland when it moves away from the screen

System info. Fedora 36, GNOME 42.3, kernel 5.18.17-200.fc36.x86_64. Running on a laptop plugged in to a Huion Kamvas 22. This tablet is an "interactive pen display", like a Wacom. It doesn't ...
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Starting an App takes very long when using a custom shortcut in gnome wayland

I am using gnome 42.4 wayland. I want to open the terminal app when I press Super + T. In the settings under keyboard I set a custom shortcut: Name: run terminal Command: xfce4-terminal Shortcut: ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, installing build-dep and linux crashes wayland

I'm hoping to get some help. I'm trying to setup my system to compile a realtime kernel. On a freshly installed Ubuntu 22.04 the things I'm doing: Select sources in Ubuntu Software Installation GUI. ...
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Trying to get more than 4 symbols from one key in my custom xkb keyboard layout

I have no problem getting four symbols per key using the right alt key, but I am running into failure when trying to get the level 5 switch working, as well as enabling a key to toggle between two ...
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In GNOME-Wayland shell, How I map an touchscreen USB input to a specific video display output?

I use Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME-Wayland is default (It also happened on Ubuntu 20.x with GNOME-Wayland shell). Two touchscreens connect to system. I face a problem: Two USB (touchscreen) touch inputs ...
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How would you go about implementing a DTE?

I'm interested in implementing a simple desktop environment from the ground up as an experiment/learning experience, but I don't know where to start. What are the entry points for this, and is there ...
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Given Size in Terminal Row and Column units, how to calculate equivalent number pixels

I have a program which makes available 2 shell variables $width and $height, which are the desired width and desired height in "rows" and "columns" of an output (in this case a ...
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keyboard and touchpad not working Fedora X11 Acer Aspire R5

I got laptop and try to install Fedora 34. When I enter as live mode I found that keyboard and touchpad not works but functional keys working fine. Also bluetooth devices working fine. Also I tried ...
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What is "New Virtual Output" in kde screen share (portal) dialog?

In kde wayland when you choose the pipewire source in obs, you get the Desktop Portal dialog that allows you to choose one of your screens or a "Full Workspace". But also there is an option &...
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Draw with multiple fingers/styluses simultaneously on a touchscreen

I have a large touchscreen display that I would like to use for drawing with either my fingers or/and styluses. I can do this perfectly fine under Android, multiple people can use the display at the ...
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How to run a graphical application as another user?

Let's an user A (userA) wants to run in his graphical session a graphical application as user B (userB). How is it done it on a modern GNU/Linux system?
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Where is Gnome/Wayland getting the Graphics Card information from?

Under GNOME/Settings/About, there's a section showing the Graphics cards ("Graphics" section). It shows 2 discrete GPUs for my system, even though I have only one and another integrated GPU. ...
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Does Firefox have a command-line flag to close the application?

I shut down Firefox overnight by running killall -s SIGTERM firefox via cron, in order to apply the package manager and browser addon updates. Unfortunately each time when the browser is (manually) ...
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GNOME Wayland gestures not working

I use Opensuse Tumbleweed with Gnome. Normally with Gnome, you can always swipe from the top left corner of your screen to the middle to open activities. I mean with a Touchscreen. PROBLEM: The ...
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How to give a chromium web app a proper title and icon?

I am on Wayland and Discord share screen did not work. So I made a .desktop file which launches Chromium with --app=https://discord.com/app with a few extra flags. However it launches it and it shows ...
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How to calibrate touch screen on Wayland?

I have a Fedora 35 notebook running Gnome and Wayland. It has a built in touch screen that works just fine and never needs calibration, even in a multi-monitor setup. And I have two external monitors (...
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Wayland: Execute command in default terminal [duplicate]

In the past, I've been using x-terminal-emulator -e "$COMMAND" to launch commands in a new instance of the default terminal emulator while trying to be as compatible and DE independent as ...
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Can't Use Full Resolution for External Monitor Sway

So, some system specs before we start: Model: ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 RAM: 32GB CPU: i7-1165G7 GPU: TigerLake-LO GT2 (Iris Xe) Kernel: 5.18.6-arch1-1 WM: sway 1.7 Wayland: 1.20.0-2 Here's the ...
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How to change the system refresh rate from the command-line?

Projectors appear to typically support 24p playback (incl. 23.976Hz less commonly, it seems) — currently I'm manually toggling between 24Hz and 60Hz in the Gnome settings when switching from film or ...
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how to pipe Wayland clipboard into an X vnc session clipboard over ssh

I am using Wayland on Arch, and am sshed into a debian server which uses X11. I have a vnc session running over that ssh connection. I would like to take a string that I have stored in my Wayland ...
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Sway doesn't execute the script on startup

I have two bash scripts and I want them to run on startup. I'm using sway and I execute scripts with exec word like this exec /home/crawraps/.config/sway/gdrive-push-sync.sh exec /home/crawraps/....
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“Mirroring” currently focussed window

On an X.org session I can run the following script to create a replica of the currently focussed window: #!/usr/bin/env bash xdotool getwindowfocus | xargs -I% gst-launch-1.0 ximagesrc xid=% ! ...
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Can I merge keyboard and mouse to a single virtual input device?

There are some applications that use strange/inconvenient user interaction and that is impossible to edit. I want to remap a combination of a keyboard and mouse event to another combination of ...
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Sluggish Gnome 42 desktop (worse than on 6 year old system) - Need help to troubleshoot

I'm trying to find out why the performance of a newer and faster computer (NUC11) is so much worse than an older (NUC6). I would expect the NUC11 to blow the older system out of the water, but quite ...
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Is there a way to get list of windows on KDE Wayland?

In the era of X11, I could do wmctrl -l to list available windows, that I can use in my scripts. $ wmctrl -l 0x01000050 0 my-pc project1 – Readme.md But nowadays most application use Wayland. The ...
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Trying to set layout US with INTL on wayland/sway combo

I am desperate, I have spent way too much time trying to figure that out I have manjaro CE with sway/wayland In my /etc/sway/inputs/default-keyboard I added this input type:keyboard { xkb_layout &...
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How to calibrate touch screen on Ubuntu 22.04?

We have a box connecting to a 20" vertical touch screen. When running Ubuntu 20.04 which runs X.org we used xinput_calibrator to calibrate the touch screen since it is vertical. However in ...
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How to automatically disable the Gnome 'night light' for fullscreen applications?

My workflow would be improved if the Gnome's screen filter was programmatically disabled when a (foreground) application enters or is displayed in fullscreen. I prefer using a warm color scheme by ...
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How to fix invisible Settings window in GNOME 3 with Wayland?

I'm running Gnome 3 on Debian testing. So far two applications are affected: totem ("Videos") and Settings. When I try to open one or the other, the icon appears in the status bar below, but ...
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How to get current window class name from script?

In my script I want to do different things depending on current active application. How can I get currently active window class name? There is very similar question: xdotool: How to test if current ...
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Container: Failing to start mutter (as headless wayland compositor with a gnome session)

What I'd like to do is have a container (OCI container, preferably) that works without a host session manager interface exposed "into" it, and runs a wayland compositor has a >= gnome40 ...
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How do I find if a program links to or uses pipewire?

I was previously an early adopter with Sway and Wayland. It was a horrible experience. Now, with Chromium shipping with Ozone patches, I'm interested in trying it again. I would like to audit the ...
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How can I disable laptop keyboard without carrying a terminal around all the time? [duplicate]

I have Fedora Workstation 36 running Wayland. I need to disable the keyboard that comes with my laptop, without keeping a terminal open all the time. The solution here is to run: sudo evtest --grab /...
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How to inherit XDG_SESSION_TYPE in systemd units?

My current desktop environment: Plasma Wayland. Many GUI applications can't be launched from within Emacs daemon (started by e systemd unit) unless XDG_SESSION_TYPE is set to "wayland". It's ...
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running xcrysden in wayland

I am trying to run xcrysden (http://www.xcrysden.org/Download.html, the semi-shared version) in fedora 36. First there were some dependencies with libTogl, which I have solved using https://forums....
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Sway input, how to get the 'us intl' layout (US keyboard international variant)

I am trying to get this layout working Should I put something in /etc/sway/inputs/default-keyboard ? I tried to get the information with man 5 sway-input and swaymsg -t get_inputs but it did not help. ...
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Switching automatically from X11 to wayland in RHEL 8

I'm executing a shell script inside profile.d, which needs x11 as the default gnome-session. It works fine when login into system as USER1, but the XDG_SESSION_TYPE is shifting from x11 to wayland ...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - nemo-desktop on org-gnome-Nautilus-desktop doesn't work properly

Using Wayland with Gnome 42 (default of this distribution), when icons are dragged across nemo-desktop and then released, they are not moved to the new position, always returning to the top left of ...
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Middle Click Scrolling on Wayland & Gnome

I've noticed that there is a big feature missing on Wayland/Gnome/Linux in general regarding mouse input. In almost all applications that incorporate a WebView (Discord, Spotify, all Browsers) and ...
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Enable Wayland in PopOS 22.04

I Upgraded to PopOS 22.04 and it is supposed to have Wayland Support, but it isn't working. I tried the following things: Enabled Wayland in /etc/gdm3/custom.conf by setting WaylandEnable=true ...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - VMware - A white square appears when I click on the edges of the screen

A white square appears when I click on the edges of the screen if I am under VMware Workstation 16 Pro - 16.2.3 build-19376536. This thing only happens when I use Wayland, with Xorg the problem does ...
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Default GNOME apps give "Error flushing display" on Wayland

I'm using Debian testing and after I last updated my machine many GNOME default apps stopped working on Wayland. In particular gnome-software, gnome-control-center and gnome-calculator give all the ...

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