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 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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hot to disable key on keyboard under wayland?

Similar to the questions at https://superuser.com/questions/775785/how-to-disable-a-keyboard-key-in-linux-ubuntu and Disable a specific key on a specific keyboard I wonder how to disable a key, in my ...
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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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Linux (Ubuntu/Linuxmint) crashes with scattered screen

I have a repeating problem with linux on my company laptop. From time to time (totally unexpected) my linux crashes with a scattered screen and audio loop. I couldn't find any other log as in /var/...
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How can I bind a mouse button to alt-click in GNOME on Wayland?

I use PaperWM under GNOME on Wayland, which allows me to move windows by holding Alt and clicking and dragging them, and resize windows by doing the same using the right mouse button. There is a ...
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Is it possible to configure the Hyper modifier-key on Wayland?

In X11 I'm using the Hyper key, is it possible to configure a hyper key for wayland?
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Can't detect monitor brightness keys in Wayland, but they are detected in X

I'm trying to slowly shift my way towards Wayland, but I'm having some trouble with my laptop's media keys. On X, all the ones I need are supported no problem, but when I switch over to Sway, I'm not ...
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Adjust two-finger-right-click zone in Wayland

I don't mind the simulated right-click using 2 fingers, but the zone for finger spacing is too big - about 2cm apart to simulate a right click. Is there any way to dial that down to maybe 1cm? Gnome ...
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A keynav alternative not dependent on X11?

Is there some alternative to keynav (a software that emulates mouse via keyboard) but without X11 dependencies?
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Possible missing firmware in debian

I'm using Debian (Buster) with an Nvidia GT720 graphics card, and the nouveau module. After running apt upgrade, I have this problem ... Setting up linux-image-4.19.0-11-amd64 (4.19.146-1) ... I: /...
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Gnome Totem never runs [duplicate]

I have this problem when opening totem (GNOME Videos) ~$ totem Gdk-Message: 10:40:58.480: Error 71 (Protocol error) dispatching to Wayland display. 10:40:58.480 (This message has changed many times)
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How can I change my trackball's scroll method in GNOME on Wayland?

I like using libinput's on-button scrolling feature to make my trackball a scroll wheel when holding down BTN_BACK. The Arch Linux wiki describes how to configure this feature in Xorg. When I used ...
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How to disable X11 extension (MIT-SHM) for systemd-nspawn container?

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode of failed request: 130 (MIT-SHM) Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_ShmPutImage) Value in ...
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sudo: run zoom as another user

I block all Internet traffic for my kids' Linux accounts using iptables. Sometimes I want to allow them to use one program or another. In such cases I enable them to run that programs as another(...
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Wayland vs Xorg vs X11 [duplicate]

I am not sure about this but these are my current thoughts. X.org is an implementation of the X11 protocol and X11 is just a protocol and not a piece of software. My question is that is Wayland a ...
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How do I check whether I'm using DRI2 or DRI3 when using (GNOME) Wayland?

I'm aware that in X.Org I can check whether I'm using DRI2 or DRI3 by checking the X.Org log, but what about GNOME Wayland (and other Wayland implementations, assuming there is a general way)? How do ...
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Temporary switch monitor dark

I have a 3 monitor setup. But sometimes I'd like to switch 2 monitors off to save power. But I don't want the windows on these monitors coming to the main monitor. So the power-button or the display ...
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Arch Linux on X1 Carbon (Gen7) - mouse click loses hold when selecting text

I have an X1 Carbon (Gen) running 5.7.12-arch1-1 kernel with Wayland/Gnome. When I click to select text in any application, the mouse tends to lose the depressed click before I have finished ...
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How do you use a wiimote with libinput in Wayland?

I want to use a Wii Remote as a media controller. There is an X driver that supports this: xf86-input-xwiimote. It maps the arrow keys to normal keyboard arrow keys, A to enter (for activating ...
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How do GUI toolkits and window managers make use of a display server?

I am trying to understand how different components of a Linux system interact with the services offered by a display server. Before complicating the question with Wayland-based display servers, let me ...
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How to remap capslock key in Wayland?

I am unable to remap the Capslock key in Wayland (gnome) to Escape. I've tried Gnome Tweaks and gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options "['caps:escape']" Neither causes the ...
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Is Wayland display server a userspace process?

For X11, I can see the display manager gdm3 (indirectly) launches a process named Xorg, which is the display server. However when using gnome on wayland, I do not see any children (or grandchildren) ...
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Debian libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 undefined symbol hb_glib_script_from_script

I was installing some common packages I used everyday, like i3wm, jq, bat-musl, kitty, and so on, in a mostly fresh recent Debian. Then, when I tried to run a i3-msg command, I received the following ...
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Could not find the Qt platform plugin “wayland”

I get the following error when I run vlc: $ vlc VLC media player 3.0.11 Vetinari (revision 3.0.11-0-gdc0c5ced72) [0000561d2cc24a30] vlcpulse audio output error: PulseAudio server connection failure: ...
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Emulating an HiDpi display

I have a low res laptop (1366x768) and I want to see how an app performs on a high res display. Is it possible to emulate a high res display on linux. Theoretically it should be possible. The X server ...
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Can X11 and Wayland be used at the same time? [duplicate]

Can X11 and Wayland be used at the same time? My Display Server of choice is X11, and I want to use an application that only supports Wayland - would that be possible at all?
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How does Linux's display work?

The Linux's display system uses multiple technology, protocols, extensions, applications, servers (daemon), drivers and concepts to achieve the windowing system for instance: Xorg, Wayland, X11, ...
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Can't use Flatpak apps on Wayland

Whenever I attempt to run a Flatpak app from the console, such as: flatpak run com.discordapp.Discord or flatpak run com.spotify.Client, I get an error that I can only assume has something to do with ...
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Very slow display and glxinfo error on Centos 8 + Wayland

I'm using CentOS 8.2.2004 and dual monitors with AMD Radeon RX570 and Intel onboard graphics. (AMD graphic driver is amdgpu-pro-20.20-1089974-rhel-8.2.) My PC worked on Xserver a few weeks ago, but ...
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Where does Fedora (31+) store the list of apps for which Qt Wayland is disabled?

Since Fedora 31 Qt Wayland is on by default, which has led to some compatibility problems with some apps, which was solved by a fallback list. One can of course turn off Qt Wayland just for some app ...
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Can Sway be used as a full screen compositor

I never like the "desktop" metaphor, so when Wayland rolled around I switched to Sway thinking that a tiling compositor was what I wanted. But after using Sway for a few months I realized ...
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How to run graphical applications as root under wayland

Under the new Wayland display server, several applications requiring root permission fail to run. I actually have an answer (one way of working around the issue). I welcome any better solutions or ...
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Notification and Notification daemon not working on window manager

I use Sway(wayland) and recently mako stopped working. Apparently there are problems with dbus, but I don't know where to dig further What I tried: Reinstalling mako/dbus didn't help Created the ...
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Shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad in GNOME3 on Wayland

I'm trying to add custom shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad on my laptop. I have GNOME 3 on Wayland. Using a suggestion from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/571537/138312, I managed to do it ...
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How do I tell the system/GDM to leave GPU alone, and only use other?

I'm using an AMD RX 5700 XT GPU on my system for over 6 months now, using the open source drivers. It works fine. But I need to do some Machine Learning stuff, and ROCM doesn't even work on this card ...
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Proper way to grant root privilege to a task in a Python GUI app under Wayland

I'm developing a Python 3 software, that will be both a CLI and a GUI app, primarily targeting Linux. Here are the needs of my program: A small part of my program, let's say only a single function, ...
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Disable touchscreen in Wayland (by parsing /proc/bus/input/devices via awk)

Background info: I've got a buggy touchscreen on a laptop, and I used to have a special Bash script on startup for dealing with it, but I recently installed PureOS in an effort to be a little more in-...
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Stop Wayland / Sway from intercepting virtual console hotkey (Alt-F1, etc)

I am using Wayland / Sway on Arch with the x-compatibility layer enabled and it is consuming keystrokes, notably the Alt-F1 hotkey necessary to get to a virtual console. I suspect it is the x-layer ...
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Take and get screenshot from Gnome desktop via SSH

I set up a automated kickstart-installation for a "digital-signage-client" based on Fedora 30 (soon 32), and I need to get an actual visual feedback what is on the screen right now. I tried to enable ...
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Wayland / Sway periodic freezes

I recently installed and started using Wayland / Sway on Arch and I notice that about once a day my whole system freezes for about 10-15 seconds, then it resumes back to normal. Is there some log I ...

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