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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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Make input device (mouse) "unavailable" to desktop

What I am looking for is a way to prevent a pointer device (specifically the pen of a graphics tablet) from being used as a regular input pointer by X11 or Wayland. However, I would like to still be ...
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How to install JDownloader? X Server not found and directory name must not contain spaces error

I'm on Fedora 39 KDE. I downloaded the "JDownloader2Setup_unix_nojre.sh" file from https://jdownloader.org/jdownloader2. The installer doesn't work. ./JDownloader2Setup_unix_nojre.sh ...
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Nautilus: End program after closing window

When I run nautilus from terminal it is still running after closing window. I only get this message after start: ** Message: 00:10:10.307: Connecting to org.freedesktop.Tracker3.Miner.Files How can I ...
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Debian12 with KDE5: How to make Wayland the default?

I thought it was enough to Log Out then in the upper left of the lockscreen clicking the dropdown to change it from "Plasma (X11)" to "Plasma (Wayland)" would be enough but ...
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Swaymsg not focusing window

I have switched from i3 to Wayland and everything works fine except for a script I wrote some time back. The script uses i3-msg to focus on a window via it's class name or id (from i3-msg tree). Sway ...
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Understanding the keyboard input stack on desktop Linux, esp. compose keys

For context, I'm trying to track down a bug in Compose key handling that I experience on Fedora 39 with GNOME on Wayland, discussed here and here. However, my question is more general. I'm trying to ...
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Unable to set custom (correct) resolution on X11 and Wayland when using Arc 380 (i915)

I have a monitor with a native resolution that is as comfortable as unusual (1920x860), I am on Artix (6.8.2-artix1-1), and I am using Kde Plasma 6 (plasmashell 6.0.2). I have an iGPU (Intel Iris Pro ...
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Yakuake does not work on Red Hat 9.3 because of some KDE or Wayland libraries issues

I'm trying to launch Yakuake on Red Hat 9.3 (Plow) and see following warning and errors: $ yakuake Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland ...
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Wayland or Xorg for KDE Plasma on Gentoo new/clean install?

I'm on a Gentoo clean/new install, and I'm wondering, for KDE Plasma Desktop Environment should I install Xorg or Wayland? My card is an AMD/ATI Radeon RX 550 LEXA PRO. I'm looking for a performance, ...
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No HDR option on KDE Neon plasma 6 - using iGPU instead of dGPU?

I installed KDE Neon about a month ago on my laptop (Gigabyte Aero 15XD) which have an HDR display and an Nvidia RTX 3070. I updated Neon to v6 recently, on Wayland, and hoped to enable HDR, but I don'...
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xkb utf8 symbols but no syms

Fedora 39 here, but this should apply in general for any linux. My ~/.xkb/symbols/my has this (part): replace key <FK01> { [ F1, F1, {H,e,l,l,o}, {W,o,r,l,d}, XF86_Switch_VT_1 ] }; ...
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Search selected word with shortcut in Wayland

I see here and here that wl-clipboard is supposed to be the xclip alternative for Wayland. But I don't seem to be able to fit it with what I do with xclip in X11, especially searching selected word ...
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Using OBS studio on Sway with Pipewire

I am on Debian 12 / SWAY desktop which is WLR based. I first install the "OBS Studio" version 29.0 with: ┌───┐ │ $ │ ziga > ziga--workstation > ~ └─┬─┘ /dev/pts/4 └─> sudo apt ...
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Ranger: yank name does not copy anything to clipboard

I am using: ranger version: ranger-master Python version: 3.11.8 (main, Feb 12 2024, 14:50:05) [GCC 13.2.1 20230801] Locale: en_US.UTF-8 When I invoke yank name using yn, nothing happens. I use Arch ...
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Sway Gives XDG_RUNTIME_DIR Error

Please forgive me if I make a mistake; this is my first time asking. I am on Debian 12. I have tried installing Sway, but it throws an error: ~$ sudo sway XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set in the environment....
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Setting up Cage kiosk - rotating the touch input to match screen rotation

I'm VERY new to Linux, I have a "kiosk PC" with integrated touch screen that's deployed in portrait mode but the hardware thinks it's landscape. I'm currently running Debian 12 on the ...
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Disable touchpad physical click on Wayland

My touchpad has a defective click. I wish to disable the physical click while maintaining the tap-to-click functionality. How do I do that in Wayland?
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Run .desktop file with its own icon in Icons Task Manager KDE Plasma Wayland

I have the following configuration: Debian Trixie; Wayland; KDE 5.107.0 / Plasma 5.27.10 I have two .desktop files to launch two instances of brave browser with two different profiles and two ...
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Native games on Linux is running perfectly, but games ran through Wine are crashing pc

Neofetch output: OS: Arch Linux x86_64 Host: X99 Kernel: 6.7.5-zen1-1-zen Uptime: 13 mins Packages: 903 (pacman), 10 (flatpak) Shell: bash 5.2.26 Resolution: 1600x900 DE: Plasma 5.27.10 WM: ...
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Wayfire does not work on FreeBSD 14.0?

Ehy bro', I'm trying to install wayfire watching the tutorial below,at minute : 21:07 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVNC1z016M8&t=1267s because I would like to install wayland / wayfire on my ...
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Scroll wheel not working properly on Fedora 39

I am running Fedora 39 on a Dell Laptop with external Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse. The mouse has a scroller but on all programs--Firefox, Document Viewer, Eclipse IDE--the mouse ...
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Will Disabling a Discrete Graphics Card Improve GUI Performance on Linux (XWindow/Wayland)?

I'm considering disabling the discrete GPU in my laptop to potentially improve GUI performance on Linux, specifically using XWindow or Wayland. Given the power efficiency of integrated graphics, I'm ...
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How do I get the current active application of the window manager over ssh without -X

I want to get the currently active window in whatever window manager is in use. So, I would like this work with gnome or kde. But I'm happy if the solution only works with gnome to start. This is a ...
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Fedora 39 freezing on waking from suspend *ERROR* [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000900] Flip event timeout on head 0

Fedora Workstation 39 is freezing on waking up from suspend. It doesn't freeze when using x11, only when using wayland display server. I have NVIDIA driver version 545, some forums told me this could ...
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When I press a function key on my laptop (volume, mute) it returns the keycode inside my terminal

Whenever I press a function key on my laptop the key-code gets returned (438u, 440u, 439u) on my tty emulator. I am using Arch Linux with Wayland, and my shell is zsh. Any idea where I can edit this ...
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At what level is GPU hardware acceleration broken?

I'm using Wayland/Sway/Devuan/Firefox on an iMX8M and I don't manage 1 FPS in the WebGL Aquarium (one fish). CPU load alternates between high and low, which is odd if it is doing software rendering. ...
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Elements missing in Gnome when awaking laptop from Sleep

I'm having an issue with Gnome (version 42.9 Wayland) running on Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. When I open the lid after most elements in the desktop are missing their icons. The computer is an HP Zbook G6 with ...
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How to force an application (Brave) to inhibit shorcuts (so to capture ALT-TAB) in Wayland?

I'm using Brave with PiKVM, which is a software allowing to connect from remote to PC. PiKVM has a web interface with remote desktop functionalities. If I go full-screen, system (Gnome+Wayland) asks ...
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Cursor becomes invisible when Weston.ini set to Kiosk mode

I am running a custom crank GUI application on a SBC with an Ubuntu OS. The application is set to auto start on boot and the Weston.ini is setup for kiosk mode. The graphical application start ...
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xtrlock alternative for Wayland GNOME

As the title says, I'm looking for a program or an extension for GNOME that is similar to xtrlock but works under a Wayland session, locking the session with a transparent background. I'm aware of the ...
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How to disable touch screen right click in Wayfire/Wayland?

I've created a touch screen kiosk using a RPi 5 running the latest OS (eg. Bookworm + Wayfire). I'm trying to disable right-click events as they are super annoying for my use-case. A right click ...
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On-Demand Virtual Display as a kmod

I have a usecase where I want to use RDP on an Debian based machine to control it remotely. I want to be able to fully use the onboard GPU to run tasks based on CUDA or anything else. My usecase does ...
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Arch linux: QT apps crash on launch: qt.qpa.plugin: Could not find the Qt platform plugin "wayland" in ""

When I try to launch some QT apps I get this message: qt.qpa.plugin: Could not find the Qt platform plugin "wayland" in "" This application failed to start because no Qt platform ...
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Shell script/swayidle: Storing values

I'm using swayidle to change the backlight brightness levels of my screen and keyboard when idling for too long. However when resuming I would like to change the levels back to how they were. This is ...
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Ubuntu not booting when switching from Wayland to Xorg

It's Ubuntu 22.04 on dual boot with Windows 10. I'm using Intel HD 620 Graphics. Not sure if it's causing the issue. It works great on Wayland but when I switch to Xorg by editing /etc/gdm3/custom....
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User-defined mode not supported

I'm trying to get my NanoPI R5S, which is running a custom Debian build, to run Wayfire at the connected monitor's native resolution (3440x1440@60). When Wayfire attempts to display, it crashes with ...
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XWayland Broken

I have installed Visual Studio Code on Debian 13 (testing) with KDE/Wayland and it doesn't work properly. When using --enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland it appears properly but ...
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Arch linux: AMD ryzen + AMD radeon experiencing freezes and crashes of browsers

I moved my install from intel i7 + intel iris to AMD ryzen 5 + AMD radeon, by swaping SSDs. I experience these issues: Symptoms Everything works fine except randomly load of CPU explodes to 30+ and ...
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Lock selected X/Wayland displays

I have 3 monitors connected to my box. What I'm looking for is to be able to lock two of them, and keep one running and having visible whatever is there. Is there any solution that allows that? X ...
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Non-stop automatic right click glitch in chrome-based browsers on Ubuntu 23.10

I've recently upgraded from Ubuntu 22.04 to Ubuntu 23.10, dual booted on a Xiaomi laptop alongside Windows 11. Every time I switch to Brave or Google Chrome from any other window, especially another ...
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Fedora 39: Run keyboard lights script on login (or boot)

I’m a linux novice. I’ve recently install on a VM Fedora 39 Workstation. I have a CMStorm keyboard that lights up/off with the scroll lock key which doesn’t seem to work with the installation. My goal ...
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Monitor Has Lines and Wrong Colours on Ubuntu

I've just plugged in my monitor to my Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 2i with Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) running Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.3 LTS, and on both Wayland and X11, it looks completely wrong, and ...
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Remapping mouse buttons in Wayland

I have two Logitech trackballs, a Wireless TrackMan FX and a Marble Mouse. Both report the same set of buttons in evtest: BTN_LEFT, BTN_RIGHT, BTN_MIDDLE, BTN_SIDE and BTN_EXTRA even though they only ...
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How to run a Wayland program from SSH?

I only have SSH access to a computer that is connected to an HDMI display. The display shows a basic TTY asking for a login. How can I run a Wayland GUI program so it shows on the HDMI display? [liam@...
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Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome trying to run Rescuetime on NixOS

Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland anyway. Y tried QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland rescuetime QT_QPA_PLATFORM=xcb rescuetime But I have the ...
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Arch linux; org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidArgs: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.FileChooser”

I use sway on arch linux and a lot of apps log this error message: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidArgs: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.FileChooser” How can I resolve this issue ? Thank ...
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Preserve order of workspaces in PopOS/Gnome/Wayland when disconnecting/reconnecting to a second monitor

I have a laptop with Pop OS using Cosmic DE (Gnome version from 22.04) on top of Wayland. Usually when at home I connect my laptop to another monitor to have a dual-setup monitor, but sometimes I work ...
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Xvnc and Wayland session running in paralel: How to force terminal launch in Xvnc

Context: I have three laptops. One with Windows, another one with Mac and finally one with Fedora. I want to continue using my Fedora destkop when on Windows/Mac, so I start an Tiger VNC server on ...
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Configuring multi-monitor setup in SwayWM on Debian 12 laptop

I'm pretty new to Linux. I'm using Debian 12 on a laptop (and a dock) with the SwayWM wayland compositor. I have 2 external monitors connected to the dock, one landscape (DVI) monitor and another ...
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telegram-desktop: qt.svg: Error while inflating gzip file: SVG format check failed

I use telegram-desktop on arch linux in sway. It sometimes crashes, so I started it from terminal. This way I find out telegram spams this message: qt.svg: Error while inflating gzip file: SVG format ...
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