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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Mapping touch screen and wacom tablet to different monitors under wayland using libinput

I have recently switched to wayland, and running sway on Ubuntu 20.04. I'm trying to map my touch screen and wacom tablet to specific monitors. I have 3 monitors connected and working properly. I have ...
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gjs strange process when alt tab

I'm using POP OS 21.04 with default gnome desktop enviroment (Gnome with Wayland) I noticed that when I use the alt-tab shortcut a strange process appears called "gjs" (this only happens on ...
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How to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome with wayland?

My main target: bind Alt+← / → as Home/End buttons. I have tried to create shortcuts with default gnome shortcut adder via settings, but with this approach you can only bind shortcut to execute ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 change keyboard shortcut for skipping words

By default when editing text I can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl← to skip the caret back to the start of the previous word (same with Ctrl→ in the other direction). I want to change this shortcut so ...
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How can I run a shell script that exports env vars for graphical applications under Gnome3/Wayland

I've read this but it's quite old, and even the more recent things I've found Wayland was still brand new as the default. What I'm really trying to do is run nvm.sh, in my home directory, which ...
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wmctrl-like tool or alternative for kde wayland

A big part of my workflow is based on using shortcuts. Currently I use xbindkeys and wmctrl to run-or-raise an application. E.g: Super+F brings up firefox or run it if not running. Autokey works fine ...
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Screen resolution won't change no matter which way I try it

Hello, I'm using Manjaro GNOME in a VM and I wanted to change the screen resolution to 1080p. To achieve this I firstly used xrandr. Its a bit weird though, that the only output detected is "XWAYLAND0"...
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Why do i get “Permission denied” errors from using Weston/Wayland

I have built a Linux system with Buildroot (2021.05) to run on a raspberry pi 4. My graphics stack include using mesa (vc4, v3d, kmro), Wayland / Weston with a DRM back-end. Also installed kmscube, ...
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turn off display via CLI in RHEL 8

Have a laptop running RHEL 8.4 without the gui. I would like to power off the display. I use to run vbetool dpms off on ubuntu but that doesn't work, user@server# ls /sys/class/drm card0 card0-DP-1 ...
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how does the wayland compositor work, if clients “draw directly into the framebuffer”?

I try to understand the linux graphics stack, two questions came up According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol) "Wayland compositor and its clients use EGL to ...
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Virtual Wayland Display Server Possible?

Are there any equivalents to X11's Xvfb for Wayland? So wayland applications can run with OpenGL etc without having to connect to a physical graphics card? Asking since I would like to run tests for ...
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How and why to downgrade libwayland-client++0 libwayland-cursor++0 in Debian10?

On one of my Debian10/KDE machines the package manager or sudo apt-get upgrade asks me to downgrade libwayland-client++0 and libwayland-cursor++0. They are installed from Debian backports and of ...
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Multimedia keys on a 101-key keyboard (ubuntu 20.04)

I'm trying to use function keys from an old 101-key keyboard (IBM model M). I've modified /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc file including this lines: key <FK09> { [ F9, XF86AudioPlay, F9, F9 ] }; ...
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How to add a custom resolution on Wayland?

In display settings I am getting any other resolution but 1920 x 1080, same as in Fedora 34. I want to change it to 1920 x 1080 resolution mode. How can I add it and change the resolution? I am ...
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How can I tell if the version of Chromium that my browser ships has native support for Wayland?

Previously, I tried migrating to Wayland only to find insufficient support by the apps I use. I know that support for Wayland for Chromium and Google Chrome comes by way of a patchset referred to as ...
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Execute command in a new window

I'm trying to curl weather in a new terminal window, with the size of the terminal that shows full report. I've figured out how to do both things but i can't figure out how to do it in one window as ...
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How do I specify Xwayland server options in CentOS 8?

I'm using a generic CentOS 8 install. By default it uses Xwayland as its X server, and it doesn't listen on tcp. A quick ps aux | grep Xwayland shows: gdm 2431 0.0 0.2 1746156 65456 tty1 ...
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Is window shading unavailable in Wayland (KDE)?

I just updated to Fedora 34 from 33, and now we have Wayland instead of X. But suddenly I can no longer shade my windows. If I right click on a title bar and go to "More Actions", I can ...
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Rename Devices in Pipewire

I am using ArchLinux with i3. I recently switched from PulseAudio to Pipewire, since I want to switch also to Wayland and Sway in the near future. For now, Pipewire works perfectly. Nevertheless, I ...
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Can Wayland break Xorg?

This is the sequence of events: Install Artix Linux (Arch derivative), using X11. Everythings works well for weeks. I make an update, including Wayland. I login with KDE/Wayland. Everything works, ...
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Video mirroring wf-recorder

I am trying to horizontally flip the video flux that is recorded by wf-recorder. I am recording it like so: wf-recorder --muxer=v4l2 --codec=rawvideo --pixel-format=yuv420p --file=/dev/video2 How ...
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Use QMK instead of XKB?

Is it possible to totally ditch XKB and use QMK instead? That is, inside X or Wayland, totally remove XKB and use QMK? I know QMK is a microcontroller for hardware keyboards, so this seems complicated....
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Window titles and folders are halved - Ubuntu 20.04

I do not know the correct term for the search, after the last update my system was like this, I looked for some solutions but I was not successful. This in the ubuntu session, in the wayland session ...
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Wayland, Xorg, GTK and CSDs

So I recently moved to Wayland (river specifically), and it has caused me some head ache with GTKs client side decorations (I'm not sure if it's GTK or the individual programs tho). I have set these ...
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Utility or library to send virtual keypress, incl modifiers and function keys on Wayland

I want to make something akin to virtual keyboard, capable of sending virtual keypress of a full keyboard including the modifiers and function keys, but I have never done anything similar to this so I ...
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How do I retrieve the user's primary mouse button?

In a Linux distribution's system settings it is usually possible to set one's primary mouse button. How do I retrieve this setting? Is it possible through X11 functions? However, it would not be ...
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Unable to reposition monitors on Arch Linux with KDE Plasma

I recently installed Arch Linux (I have used it before), and installed KDE Plasma 5.21.3. I have an external monitor and it is physically higher than my laptop's screen, however, whenever i open ...
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How can I kill Wayland with a shortcut like ctrl+alt+backspace for X.Org

How to enable killing Xorg with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, how would I achieve the same thing with Wayland?
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finding the system calls of a screen recorder resposible for interaction with the display server

Many resources online such as this and this point to the fact that screen recorders do not make any system calls to capture the screen. so how does a screen recorder capture the screen ? i came ...
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How to tweak Gnome Wayland to blank a single screen on a multiple display setup after n time of inactivity?

Thank you for taking the time to read this question. I have a triple display setup on Gnome Wayland, all of them GUI desktops, docked to my laptop. I mainly use the one at the center for reading, and ...
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How to configure the virtual keyboard in the X server?

I am using an embedded Linux for a Toradex system on module. The Linux runs an X server/X11 with xfwm4 window manager. Also, I use a Python desktop app created with the GTK framework. How can I ...
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How to run an X11 application in weston via xwayland

I was told that most X11 applications should as well run on wayland, when using xwayland. I am not sure if I fail to call weston in a proper way, or if the application does something special, which is ...
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How to launch WESTON with no input devices

Been working on a project to create s simple digital display using the Raspberry pi 4 and buildroot. It is a simple application that interacts with the user through bluetooth and displays some ...
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How to connect to Wayland server global variable with bind implementation

I got that nothing happening while connection. How to make wl_output_handle_bind() triggering with global variable implementation? wl_global_create template through /usr/include/wayland-server-core.h ...
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Wayland blurry HiDPI scaling

I'm having issues with scaling on Wayland with Fedora 33 (Radeon 6900 XT, kernel 5.10.15-200). I've got double 4k 27" monitors. Scaling changes the size of UI components correctly, so setting it ...
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How to set X11 Window Class on application startup

I have an application that doesn't set its own x11 window class, is there an easy way to do this from the command line? I've searched around for an x11 command to do it and haven't been able to find ...
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Disable trackpoint acceleration in Gnome 3 on Wayland

I am using Debian 11 (testing) and Gnome 3. I was able to disable mouse pointer acceleration using gnome tweaks but there is still annoying acceleration when using a trackpoint. Looking through Gnome ...
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How do I run org.mozilla.firefox from Flathub as a native Wayland client?

I installed org.mozilla.firefox from Flathub, and upon investigating with xeyes, I found that it seems to be running via XWayland as the eyes are able to trace my cursor when hovering over Firefox. I'...
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How to freeze and save the whole Gnome 3 (Wayland) session to the hard drive and restore it later?

I would like to have multiple sessions that I don't want to run in parallel, i.e., I don't want the other session to run on CPU simultaneously. Having Ubuntu 20.10 on Wayland, I would like to call ...
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Set custom keybind to swap between virtual consoles

I want to be able to quickly and easily switch between virtual consoles, but on my keyboard, Control-Alt-FN are awkward to press. Is there a way I can add an alternative keybind (say, Win-FN), ...
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Is it possible to port i3 to Wayland?

i3 runs on X11 and has a lot of functionality as a window manager. This raises the question of when or how easily it could be ported to Wayland, which has various structural advantages over X11. Is i3 ...
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is it possible to run x applications in wayland without xserver?

based on what I'm reading, in order to support x applications there is XWayland which is a xserver that uses wayland as renderer and input, but what if I don't want any extra daemon running in order ...
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How to set force-dvi on wayland?

While I've figured out how to set a custom resolution on wayland via: https://askubuntu.com/questions/973499/wayland-how-to-set-a-custom-resolution, I cannot figure out how to set the wayland ...
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How does one run GNOME Shell in a window? (nested session)

I am running GNOME Shell under Wayland and I would like to debug extensions in a nested session so that I don't have to restart the compositor, how can I do that?
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annoying CTRL+F# instead of CTRL+ALT+F# Virtual Terminal Switching on Fedora 33 with sway wayland and gdm

I have the annoying problem that CTRL+F# is switching to a Virtual Terminal. This should normally be done with CTRL+ALT+F# but for some reason it is also triggered by CTRL+F#. I actually have an ...
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Switching back to X11 from Wayland

I have this deli-ma on switching back to X11 from wayland, (CentOS8) I've found a bunch of solutions that can be found on the web and one of this is editing the /etc/gdm/custom.conf however this may ...
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Fedora 33 - gnome-terminal doesn't show up in wmctrl

A while ago I wrote a wmctrl-based script I used to implement a hotkey to focus into running gnome-terminal instance in order to avoid using mouse when I need to run anything in terminal. After an ...
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Error: unable to open display :1 on Arch Linux + KDE Plasma + Wayland

I'm running Arch Linux with KDE plasma + wayland. I'm trying to configure NVIDIA OPTIMUS,following this guide : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA_Optimus#Use_NVIDIA_graphics_only at certain ...
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How to run gui app as another user on wayland

With Xorg, I could just do xhost +si:localuser:foxy to run GUI app as foxy user. But can I do this on Wayland ? I tried following:- chmod o+rw /run/user/1000/wayland-0 but It still gives Permission ...
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Some applications ignore my keyboard layout

I'm using the Dvorak keyboard layout and KDE Plasma desktop on X11. Some applications are designed around the Qwerty layout. For example many games use ASDW for the movements. If I switch to the US ...

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