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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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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 gnome session ...
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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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Why are these xhost commands used here for running a docker container?

I am running a docker container. The suggested way to run it is $ xhost + access control disabled, clients can connect from any host $ sudo docker run -it --rm --ipc=host -e ...
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Can't start X probably because of NVidia driver

In NixOS, I successfully installed and started both XMonad, and SwayWM a while ago. Since then, I have been using only SwayWM, and all seems good. Now I want to explore more about XMonad and so ...
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Gnome 3 finger gestures not working well when tap to click is enabled

I've just switched to fedora (fedora 35) and i noticed that when i enable the tap to click, three finger gestures not working well. If i disable it the gestures work just fine but if i enable it the ...
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KVM clipboard sharing with client running Wayland

I have Fedora 35 installed as a VM, with Qemu/KVM as the hypervisor and virt-manager as the graphical front-end, running under Manjaro KDE. Following numerous guides & answers I have managed to ...
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On wayland, monitor freezes when used as primary, but okay when used as second

On a machine with up-to-date archlinux and gnome-shell, I use two monitors plugged into a single nvidia GPU. One FHD monitor is connected via HDMI, and the other (UHD) is connected via DP. When the DP ...
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Zoom windows launch with a completely blank window

Whenever I attempt to launch Zoom from Terminal, nothing happens. When I try zoom --no-sandbox, it launches a blank window that only has an outline. I can't interact with any 'invisible' buttons ...
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Configuring XP-Pen graphics tablet on linux (specifically wayland)

I've acquired myself XP-Pen Deco mini 7 graphics tablet. Pointer and pressure work out of the box, but I want to rotate it to left-hand mode and change actions on pad and stylus buttons. I'm using ...
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Setting Higher, Custom Resolution in Wayland Like Virtual Resolution By Radeon

In Xorg, its easy to setup custom resolution by using xrandr. AMD offers virtual resolution by which I can set higher resolution (For ex. Monitor supports 1920x1080, but can go upto 3840x2160 or more ...
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KDE lock autorotate like on smartphone

I have a convertible with Arch and KDE wayland. Automatic screen rotation in tablet mode works perfectly after installing iio-sensor-proxy-git. What I am looking for is a solution to lock the screen ...
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Go with X11 or Wayland for a fresh install [closed]

I understand Wayland is the protocol meant to replace X11, but I don't see a real breakthrough yet. From an end-user perspective, if I want to install a fresh distribution, should I go with Wayland or ...
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How to remap a key scancode 0x89 to _ (underscore) on wayland?

I tried to remap a key that scancode 0x89 to _(underscore) with hwdb. I using wayland. But I cannot find a keycode that representing underscore. How I can remap scancode 0x89 to underscore? Following ...
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Can the Wayland Compositor be split into 3 Separate components like in X?

Re: Display Servers with Wayland With what I've seen so far, it seems that there is: 1.) Display Server 2.) Windowing System (Renderer?) 3.) Window Manager Whereas on Wayland, the compositor ...
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Fedora 35 and Icecat Browser Issue

I have a some issue with Fedora 35 and Icecat Browser. I use Fedora on Wayland but the same issue is on X11. When I want to launch Icecat Browser from menu the Icecat wouldn't start. So I was trying ...
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Overwrite existing Compose key sequences in GNOME

I'm using Arch with GNOME 41.3 (Wayland), and I'm trying to rewrite the existing Compose key sequences. I know that I can define custom sequences in my ~/.XCompose by <Multi_key> <key1> &...
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Wayland compositor Gnome/KDE CLI data

I'm looking for command line tools that will give the following information for Gnome Mutter Wayland compositor and KDE/Plasma kwin_wayland compositor: Per monitor resolution Per Display rectangle (...
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How to stop trackpoint scroll button from pasting

I have a Dell Latitude 7480 and I run Void with Gnome Wayland (v41.3 at the time of my writing). I use the trackpoint heavily, but pressing the middle (scroll) button without moving the trackpoint ...
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Trying to set keyboard layout to us intl on wayland

I have been trying to set the keyboard layout model US and option intl on manjaro sway (wayland) The following commands dit not work localectl set-x11-keymap us intl setxkbmap -layout us -variant ...
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How to take picture with Gstreamer with camera locally connected

I'm able to view video from my connected camera with Gstreamer fine with: # media-ctl -d /dev/media0 -l "'rzg2l_csi2 10830400.csi2':1 -> 'CRU output':0 [1]" # media-ctl -d /dev/media0 -V &...
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Does Nvidia work with Wayland?

A Linux-using colleague wanted to buy a new laptop and identified one with an Nvidia GeForce graphics card. Now I know there were old stories of Nvidia cards not working well with Linux. But there is ...
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How to set keyboard repeat delay in Weston

I'm working on a platform with Wayland & Weston and I so far only have the Wayland-Terminal application installed. I can start it but it's unusable because I cannot type a single letter, it ...
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Always run Firefox ESR in Wayland instead of X.org on Debian

When using the latest stable desktop environment, to enable features like screen share inside of video conference programs, and for stability, Wayland seems to work better than the ancient X.org. I ...
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Increase/Decrease Brightness F-keys on Keyboard not working in AlmaLinux?

After installing AlmaLinux on a Toshiba Portege laptop and choosing the workstation setup, the brightness control keys do not work. The hardware is capable and Linux compatible, as evidenced by the ...
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How to disable mapping of Mouse4/Mouse5 to back/forward in browsers in WAYLAND?

I am on Fedora running GNOME 41 on Wayland. I want to disable Mouse4/Mouse5 button mapping which by default does back/forward on browsers. I understand that this is probably done by something in the ...
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tmux, wayland and clipboard

I have this tmux config: bind | split-window -h bind - split-window -v unbind '"' unbind % bind-key s set-window-option synchronize-panes\; display-message "Paneles sincronizados: #{?...
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How to set Gnome log-in screen to X11 (instead of wayland)

How do I set the Gnome log-in screen to be X11 instead of Wayland? When docked (into USB-C dock) and in Wayland, the computer hard freezes and the power button has to be held to shut it off. This isn'...
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Prevent windows from moving when display sleeps on Wayland

I am using GNOME with Wayland, on openSUSE Tumbleweed, and an AMD GPU if relevant. I have multiple displays connected to my computer, including my TV via HDMI. The issue I am trying to resolve is that ...
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How to get a custom screen resolution in Xwayland?

I have been figuring out to set a custom screen resolution. With custom screen resolution, I mean to say a screen resolution with a resolution that is unsupported by my video card. It is possible in ...
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Setting xkbmap in Wayland

I am using Sway & Wayland on Arch with a fresh install. Everything is going well, besides one problem which I usually have, however this time I cannot solve it. On every Linux distro I have tried, ...
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Why are sessions breaking when starting from standby on Debian with Wayland? It shows a black screen with "the screen locker is broken"

Since I switched to Wayland on Debian11/KDE starting the computer from standby often shows a black screen with the notice that one should use ctrl+alt+f2 and loginctl unlock-session {id} (this text ...
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How to enable Wayland in Pop!_OS 21.10?

I am currently using Pop!_OS 21.10. Pop!_OS always defaults itself to Xorg. How can I enable Wayland in this distro. Because I want to try Wayland, its speed and touchpad gestures with GNOME 40. ...
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failed to open /dev/dri/card0: Permission denied

I am trying to get Chromium to run with hardware acceleration on an embedded ARM board (under Wayland), however when I run it I get libEGL warning: failed to open /dev/dri/card0: Permission denied ...
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After 20.04 upgrade my system freezes after log in unless I use wayland

I was running Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS. I've just upgraded 20.04. When it boots and gets to the new log in screen, my arrow cursor is frozen and the trackpad does nothing and so the only thing I ...
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OBS can't do window capture under Sway

I'm running Fedora Linux with Sway, and I wanted to capture some stuff with obs. However, there is simply no option to do a "Window capture". As far as I can tell, this is usually attributed ...
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can someone explain what is this non-clickable permanent window called @!0,35;BDHF always open on wayland?

Pop!_OS 21.10, amdgpu, ryzen 5 4500u, issue only on Wayland. Linux 5.15.5-76051505-generic snap attached below (i couldn't even screenshot that thing).
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UI in Linux has random stutters with x11 on nvidia. Wayland is buttery smooth but has bugs

I've been using GNU/Linux for the past 4 years now, and am closely following the progress of stuff like Wayland and Nvidia support. I think the progress achieved last year is awesome. Wayland however ...
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How to make screen sharing work on sway/wayland ? For noobies

I'm new to sway/wayland and I'm trying to make screensharing work on chrome. So far I've installed pipewire xdg-desktop-portal and xdg-desktop-portal-wlr. I've set the chrome://flags/#enable-webrtc-...
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Using wayland protocols to implement an On-Screen-Keyboard

I wrote a small test app which tries to write an emoji to a window of a different app. But it just keeps freezing in certain situations (or always in the case of gnome) and now i'm wondering if input-...
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Run shell script when Caps Lock is pressed (on Wayland)

I'm trying to get my head around shell scripting to solve a minor Wayland/Mutter bug that hasn't been addressed in over two years. I'm completely unfamiliar with shell scripting, but I think this ...
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