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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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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Gnome (Wayland) multiple dpi almost correct

I have setup gnome on a 2 screen system: 1) a primary 4K display scaled 200% and 2) a secondary 1080p display at normal scaling. After some configuration I have gotten everything scaled perfectly on ...
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Gnome Terminal Massively Slows Down When Slightly Off Screen

I'm running gnome terminal with a standard Antergos install using GNOME with Wayland. When the terminal is just slightly off screen it lags like like crazy when I'm trying to scroll. I'm running zsh ...
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Key remapping for special characters (Umlauts) in Wayland

Under Xorg, I used ~/.Xmodmap in order to be able to type amongst others a German Umlaut (i.e., äüö) using the right Ctrl key and a, u, o, respectively (as well as Shift for capitals): remove Control ...
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Specifying the WM_CLASS of a program?

I am using wayland based swaywm as my window manager. It uses the WM_CLASS property for the title of its containers (not sure if it is applicable only for X11 apps). It lets you group stuff, so that ...
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How to manually adjust gamma, and rgb balance in Wayland

I see gnome settings allows me to load ICC color profiles per screen and has a button to calibrate (from what I've read, using a calibration tool). In Windows, I was able to manually mess with the ...
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Why Wayland is using OpenGL ES instead of OpenGL?

As far as I know, Wayland is not using OpenGL but OpenGL ES for 3D rendering, usually used on embedded systems (except for Intel IGPs). In the long term, I read that OpenGL support would be ...
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HDMI monitors not correctly detected after suspend if laptop lid closed

When my Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop is on, the monitors plugged in the HDMI port are correctly detected. Unplugging a monitor also works as expected. However, when waking up from suspend by briefly ...
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System tray support in wayland

I wanted to know the state of system tray support in wayland. Is there a programming guide similar to the one for x11 for wayland?
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Where to find more infos about Xwayland command line options?

My gnome-session starts a Xwayland instance which I can find $> pgrep -a Xwayland 995 /usr/bin/Xwayland :0 -rootless -terminate -accessx -core -listen 4 -listen 5 -displayfd 6 which shows that ...
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Can an application be workspace or virtual desktop aware?

I'm just wondering if X11 or Wayland provides the ability for an application to be workspace or desktop aware. I'll give you my use case, I'm using a utility called projectM this is a visualization ...
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Caps Lock behavior under Sway / Wayland

Under X, I can make Caps Lock behave as Esc when pressed briefly, but as Ctrl when held down with: setxkbmap -option 'caps:ctrl_modifier' xcape -e 'Caps_Lock=Escape' -t 100 How can I replicate this ...
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Trackpad dies after some time

Running Gnome on an Archlinux system on a Toshiba Z-30 laptop. Over the last couple of mothns I've been encountering a strange issue with the mouse/trackpad. After a couple hours of use, the trackpad ...
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Gnome shell crashes when login in to a standby session when the screens are connected

I'm using two external screens with two mini display ports with Debian 9.8 on Wayland with Gnome. Use case is I let the computer to go to sleep (stand by) then connect again to screens and tries to ...
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Disable Wayland for Fedora 28 login screen

I've installed Fedora 28 from the LXDE spin. I am running AnyDesk to enable remotely logging into this system, which only supports X11, and not Wayland. LXDE itself uses X11, so that's fine. However,...
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How to remap Caps Lock key to a command (not ctrl or escape, but a command like xfce4-terminal)

I am using GNOME on Wayland on Arch Linux. Currently my CapsLock key does nothing and "Both shift keys" act as CapsLock (set from gnome-tweaks). I want to remap CapsLock to a command like gnome-...
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Start a Qt/wayland application on top of weston on startup

I would like to launch a Qt application on start up. The application uses some of the features from weston/wayland desktop, so it should be launched on top of weston, right after weston is started. ...
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Weston—run program on desktop start

I have successfully installed wayland/weston on my system. I would like to start a program (chromium) whenever weston starts. Right now: weston-lauch starts the desktop, from there I can start a ...
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How to turn off specific display on command line with wayland

Previously I used a linux system which didn't use Wayland and I was able to control my displays through the xrandr program. So to turn off my third display I used this command: $ xrandr --output DP-1 ...
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Polling Rate of Mouse Creating Frequency Noise?

I'll begin with an overview of my system: Generic Corsair case Asus Z170 AR Motherboard 8gb x 2 (16gb) Ballistix RAM i5 6600k Radeon RTX 480 4gb EVGA 650W Gold Logitech G403 mouse 144hz monitor ...
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Can I run wayland application in X?

Is there's wayland server running as X11 client? Like XWayland but reversed.
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Tensorflow with Nvidia GPU acceleration on wayland

I am a data science student and arch+i3 user waiting for sway to come for a long time. I have just ordered a new laptop (Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia GPU) and I am making plans on my setup. I have read ...
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How to start GNOME temporarily with a different GUI language with Wayland?

I know how to start a GNOME session in a console tty under Wayland (original source) and also the LANG=en-US trick that usually works in Linux applications. Now from the previously linked source I ...
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How can I tell if a memory leak is in user space or kernel space?

I have a large multi-threaded open source application which uses proprietary OpenGL libraries, Wayland Weston, and a proprietary graphics driver in the Linux kernel. The drivers are currently under ...
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I cannot source profile inside .xsession (Debian Buster)

I ditched gnome by ditching gdm in my Debian install and replaced it with xdm and fluxbox. The problem that now occurs is that logging in to fluxbox doesn't work. I type my username and password, ...
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How to programmatically rotate the screen in Gnome 3.28 (Wayland)?

I know how to rotate the screen in Xorg using xrandr or in Wayland using the gnome-control-center GUI, but is there a way to do it in Wayland using a command line interface or an API call ? Context: ...
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Xwayland crashes frequently

My system is running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I am facing this bug every time I turn on my pc and when my PC wakes up after sleep. Unfortunately, I found no solution when I searched on Launchpad and Bugzilla....
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How to disable mouse acceleration on Wayland? (Fedora 28)

I tried googling around for a while and all the info I could find is old.
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How to completely inhibit lid switch events?

Context: Due to missing drivers for my 2-in-1 convertible, folding the screen back only triggers a lid switch event. This causes the laptop to suspend or, when "Suspend when laptop lid is closed" is ...
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How to change desktop resolution from terminal for KDE5 running on Wayland?

Using KDE5 on Arch Linux with Wayland. I hit apply when changing resolutions to see which one would be suitable, small desktop resolution and then my monitor said it was unsupported. How do I revert/...
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How do I get Mint 19 to boot whether it has a monitor attached or not? Had it working fine in 18

Got an HTPC running Mint. $ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Linux Mint" VERSION="19 (Tara)" ID=linuxmint ID_LIKE=ubuntu It has a TV connected via HDMI. Prior to the update if I rebooted the machine via ...
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Qt5: Font size too big when run in Gnome on Wayland

I'm using the GNOME 3 with Wayland and it works fine except when running a Qt application. The application behaves strangly (partial rendering, placed below Top-Bar) and some fonts are huge (e.g. ...
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Display Servers with Wayland

I am researching differences between xorg and wayland and am being confused by one thing. X11 runs with the Xorg server and a separate window manager for compositing, and Wayland uses display servers ...
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thinkpad fan never turns off after resuming from suspend

I have a T470s running Arch linux with wayland, kernel Linux 4.16.7-1-ARCH After suspend and resume, the fan runs and runs and runs ... and never turns off. The problem is described in Arch wiki, ...
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Get PID of focused window in wayland

Is there a method to get the PID of the currently focused window in wayland? I am using the sway window manager. Thank your for your help!
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Restarting Gnome Shell 3.28.1 on Fedora 28

Running newer versions of Gnome (on Wayland), you can't restart the shell with Alt+F2, entering r & then Enter - which used to restart the shell without logging the user out of the session. More ...
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How do I add a window manager to GDM under Wayland?

I'm developing my own window manager, and I want to select it in GDM instead of Gnome so I can test it. I've found some X11 examples, but nothing for Wayland.
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Can I launch Tilix in dropdown mode under Wayland?

I launch Tilix in dropdown mode (aka Quake mode) via a keyboard shortcut mapped to: tilix --quake After upgrading to Tilix 1.7.7 I get a regular window and a notification "Quake mode is not ...
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Why don't snapd app icons appear under GNOME/Wayland?

I am running PureOS (~= Debian testing) with a GNOME/Wayland desktop. After I install a program with snapd, I can run it from the command line with snap run but I can't launch it from the launcher, ...
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Can I enable Night Light on the GNOME login screen?

I'm running a GNOME/Wayland desktop environment on a Debian-based distro. When I'm logged in I have Night Light enabled. There's a noticeable switch when logging in at night, as Night Light is only ...