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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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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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Black border on Fedora guest in virt-manager

I'm having a bizarre issue with virt-manager that seems to affect only Linux guests. In particular, when I select View -> Resize to VM there is a variable sized black border around the VM, as shown:...
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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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Check in a udev RUN script whether Shift is held down [duplicate]

I setup an action to lock my computer on unplugging a USB device via udev. I want to suppress that action by holding down a key. How could I achieve that? Grub has keystatus for detecting Shift/Ctrl/...
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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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Can I unbind a key when a certain window has focus in the sway window manager?

Can I pass some keys for a specific window? I could not find in Sway's man pages or the issues on Github. At the moment, I'm executing a script with bindsym XF86Forward exec sway-next (requires jq ...
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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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How to make IceWM work over Xorg instead of Wayland?

IceWM is a pretty popular DM, yet I cannot find information regarding its configuration regarding Xorg/Wayland
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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 ...
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Can I make the cursor bigger 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 enabled Large Text and set Cursor Size: Large, both under Settings > Universal Access. On the login ...
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Trouble running weston in virtualbox

I try to run weston in a minimal debian (without X) in virtualbox. After installing a minimal debian 9, i install weston and the wayland protocols $ apt install weston wayland-protocols I tried ...
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Hiding cursor in Wayland

I know that X server can be started with --nocursor flag which hides mouse pointer, however I can't seem to find the same option for Wayland. I am running an electron app under (X)Wayland and mouse ...
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X-server vs. Wayland vs. Mir [closed]

What is the difference between X-server, Waylandand Mir? I know X-sever is a display server but what is the role of Wayland & Mir?
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Why do GNOME randomly starts on Wayland or X11?

I'm currently using GNOME 3.28.0 in Arch Linux 4.15.15-1-ARCH. I've noticed that whenever I restart the computer, sometimes on the login screen (I'm using GDM) I don't have the option to start GNOME ...
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How do I run an X server in a container on top of Wayland without the Xwayland overhead?

There's a similar question here but the scenario and objectives are different. The author cares about "just making it work", while I do also care about performance and efficiency. What I'm trying to ...
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How do I auto start X application in wayland?

I just installed Arch with gnome and wayland. Never used wayland before and I noticed it poses a few problems when I try to run tilda terminal. I can run tilda using this command: GDK_BACKEND=x11 ...
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How can I configure Xwayland (to set NoTrapSignals to the correct value)

I have created /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Section "ServerFlags" Option "NoTrapSignals" "true" EndSection It successfully affects my GNOME session if I start a GNOME session which uses X and not Wayland....
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How do I see the logs for the Xwayland instance started by Gnome?

I'm on Fedora 27, gnome-session-3.26.1-1.fc27.x86_64. The directory ~/.local/share/xorg/ is empty. I've tried the journal: # journalctl -b /usr/bin/Xwayland -- Logs begin at Fri 2017-04-21 15:22:01 ...
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Second monitor not working under Gnome (using Wayland)

I installed Arch Linux 4.15.9-1-ARCH on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7577) laptop that comes with and (1) an integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2) GPU and (2) a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 ...
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Wayland Touchpad Jumping - Motion Treshold?

I just switched from Ubuntu 17.10 to Debian Buster Sid, using GNOME 3.26.2. I'm using a Thinkpad T430. See below for more information on my touchpad. $ grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=...
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What is the Wayland equivalent of xinput list?

I am running a userspace driver for a /dev/uinput device in a Wayland desktop session. The instructions suggest running xinput list to confirm that the device is detected. Of course, xinput is an X....
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How to configure libinput on alpine linux?

For test purposes I installed alpine on my laptop. (It contains pretty much only the minimal default packages and wayland/sway.) When I try to run sway everything looks fine, but mouse and keyboard ...