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 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 server started by Gnome?

I am using Fedora Workstation 27. Specifically, gnome-session-3.26.1-1.fc27.x86_64. I know that Xwayland only serves X11 applications, while native Wayland apps are served directly by gnome-shell. ...
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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 ...
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Keyboard Layout with Sway on Fedora (Wayland)

I have recently installed Fedora 27 which I find quite nice, I like the Gnome Desktop, but for working I definitely prefer a tiling window manager. I would like to use Sway because I was using i3 ...
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How to set absolute mouse cursor position in Wayland without using mouse?

The question is pretty straight forward. What I would have used under X [xdotool] obviously does not work moving forward, and no obvious new solutions have arisen given the relative new adoption of ...
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How to set device-specific mouse settings in Wayland under Libinput (Debian Gnome)?

I am running a Thinkpad T470. I often dock this, meaning I have 3 mouse input devices (external Microsoft mouse, Trackpoint, and Trackpad). I'm running Debian 10 (Testing - Buster) using Gnome under ...
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Will Wayland ever support graphical sudo?

On the X desktop, I ocassionally used gksudo or just sudo somegui to launch GUI applications as another user, including root. I recently discovered that this is not possible on contemporary (early ...
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Virtual Machine Manager wants to inhibit shortcuts - again and again - on Wayland

I've recently reinstalled my workstation with Fedora 27, and since doing so, virt-manager has been doing one strange thing. Every time I open a VM console and then move the mouse into the window, a ...
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Wayland: Input rotation on touchscreen

I have a new tablet (Eve V), running DebianGnome+Wayland. Screen auto-rotation (using the accelerometer) works perfectly, but the pen input isn't rotated along with the screen output. This makes ...
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How to make chromebook keyboard work under gnome wayland?

I'm looking for help to make my chromebook keyboard work under gnome wayland (ubuntu 17.10). I use this script under X11 that work perfectly https://pastebin.com/Ym7nM1Ec Do you know how I can ...
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How to configure gdm for login into a sway session?

I have installed sway window manager on Fedora 27. The system uses gdm as its login manager. But gdm does not provide sway for selection as the login session. Only Gnome, which is also installed on ...
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Getting modifier keys (Alt, Ctrl) to work together with ISO_Level3_Shift

I have altered quite a bit my keyboard layout using two levels of shift keys. Basically now, I have 3 layers on my keyboard. In order to do so I used the ISO_Level3_Shift and ISO_Level5_Shift. ...
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Devilspie on Wayland

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 and I'm now using Gnome 3 native over Wayland. My problem is that I have been using devilspie to place windows on the screen in the desired position. I also use ...
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Is it possible to completely turn off nvidia GPU to be able to run wayland?

I'm about to buy a new laptop that is being used with Linux only. Unfortunately finding a Linux laptop is not simple at all, and it seems the only option I found includes a nvidia Quadro M1200 and an ...
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How can I install GNU IceCat on a Debian-based system?

GNU IceCat is the primary target for the LibreJS extension, making it a stable platform for running that extension. So, I'd like to install Ice Cat on my Debian-based systems (running Debian, Ubuntu ...
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Can't get the two and three finger click on touchpad Thinkpad T440p [closed]

I installed fedora 26 just before on my thinkpad T440p but I can't manage to get my touchpad working correctly, and don't really see what to do more... xinput list just returns ⎡ Virtual core ...
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Cannot enable HiDPI from Gnome Tweak Tool?

In past Fedora releases, the Gnome Tweak Tool can be used to turn on HiDPI for Retina displays. However, I found the option missing in Fedora 27 (at least for the beta version I’m using, but it doesn’...
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How to find logs about Touchpad malfunction in Debian on Wayland?

I am trying to troubleshoot why my touchpad does not work anymore with Debian on Wayland (after pressing FN9 and FN8), continuing from the thread Why lost communication to Touchpad on Wayland Debian ...
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How to get a list of active windows when using wayland

I recently installed Ubuntu 17.10 which uses Wayland instead of (or in some sort of combination?) X11. Before I could use xprop -root|grep ^_NET_CLIENT_LIST or wmctrl (wmctrl -lpGxu) to get a list of ...
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Why lost communication to Touchpad on Wayland Debian Stretch after FN-8/9 keys?

I had second display connected to my laptop before, Google Chrome wants to stay there often. I tried to restore the second display without having the second monitor connected to the laptop (because I ...
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How to reproduce logs about desktop freezing on second-click in Debian Stretch Gnome Wayland?

I experienced the following event after using Wayland 1 H first time. Do Use the laptop one hour, close the lid, and use again etc. second click on any PDF file. choose open with some application. ...
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How to reverse the direction of Touchpad two-finger scrolling in Wayland Gnome?

I cannot find anything in Settings > Mouse and Touchpad for the change. My X11 configs do not work here because I am using Wayland. OS: Linux Debian Stretch 9.1 Gnome: 3.22 Wayland: 1.12
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How can I tell if a user is idle in Wayland?

On X-Server based systems the utility xprintidle will return the number of milliseconds that the user has been idle. Does similar functionality exist under Wayland? I am attempting to write a small ...
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How to lock screen on lid closing using systemd?

I am running Sway on Fedora 26 and want my laptop to be locked when I close my screen. I changed HandleLidSwitch to lock in /etc/systemd/logind.conf and ran systemctl restart systemd-logind after that....
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How to run Enlightenment on Wayland on Arch Linux?

I'd like to run an Enlightenment on Wayland session on Arch Linux, I read the Arch Linux article at enlightenment.org, but it seems to be outdated as enlightenment-wayland-git no longer exists in the ...
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Two finger tap to righ-click on Wayland

Goal: tap touchpad with two fingers to call on right-click action Is it possible to configure it yet in Wayland / Weston / Gnome3.26? It is really annoying when using touchpad Thanks
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How can I minimise all GNOME/Wayland windows from the command line?

Before switching to Wayland I would minimise all GNOME Shell windows with the following command: wmctrl -k on ...but both wmctrl and xdotool are X11-only applications. What CLI command can I use to ...
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Suddenly xkbcomp stopped working

I have a working keyboard setup in my .xkbmap and make it active by xkbcomp $HOME/.xkbmap $DISPLAY. But it suddenly stopped working. Somehow it does not change keyboard settings. I am totally confused....
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Is it possible to make Nautilus use Mouse&Modifier to generate symbolic link under Wayland?

I believe to recall that in the past I was able to use the same mouse behaviour as when moving a file with drag&drop +modifier key to then generate a symbolic link at the place of where I ...
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Debian Stretch: How do I make Wayland the default?

I am running Debian Stretch 9.1 with GNOME 3 as the desktop environment and GDM for session management. I tried GNOME on Wayland from GDM (gear icon) and it works very well. I would now like to ...
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NixOS: OpenGL drivers missing

I made a clean installation of NixOS without X11. Then I ran nix-env -i wayland nix-env -i sway nix-env -i glu nix-env -i mesa-noglu reboot sway Yet I receive follwing error gbm: failed to open ...
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How to use Wayland in Fedora?

I'm using Fedora 26 and Gnome 3.24, and would like to try Wayland. Wayland seems to be installed, and I've also installed gnome-session-wayland-session. I'm now expecting to be able to choose GNOME on ...
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How to disable Internal Keyboard on Fedora 26 (Wayland)?

I installed Fedora 26 and noticed that the Internal keyboard is behaving a bit weird. Keys are getting pressed all the time. I use an external keyboard, so I can do without the built-in one. P.S : ...
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Keyboard emulation in Wayland

Is there a way to make xdotool or xte or any other alternative to work in Fedora 26? I'm trying to emulate keypresses (using xbindkeys), e.g. pressing Alt+B would emulate pressing Ctrl+Shift+B. But ...
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Map Capslock to Control on Wayland

I've updated to Fedora 26 and now my Capslock key behaves strangely (or not at all). In Fedora 25 the xkb setting worked perfectly for both my Ctrl and Caps changes. I've selected "Caps as Ctrl" in ...
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How to set custom EDID manually?

My monitor connects to the videocard through the DVI->VGA adapter, and EDID is not transmitted. If you use Xserver, then this problem is solved by adding previosly saved EDID in xorg.conf: Option ...
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Is systemd's logind or Gnome-wayland-session incompatible with hidepid=2?

Is there any documentation regarding systemd which would suggest that setting the hidepid=2 mount option to the /proc procfs will cause problems? the error message part before the failure to start a ...
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Control backlight as a user (without xbacklight)

I'm working on Gentoo and Intel modesetting driver for my video card. That's why xbacklight isn't working. I can write inside /sys/class/backlight... whith a root acount but that's not what I want ...
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VirtualBox: How to capture shortcuts in the guest OS?

I've set up a VM with VirtualBox. The problem is that the guest system doesn't capture all keys. Although, the option Auto Capture Keyboard is set. Keys like Super or shortcuts like Alt+Tab are ...
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how to move to wayland from xorg in antergos gnome?

So I have a recent(2 month) install of antergos with gnome shell. By default it's using x11 instead of wayland (echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE return x11) Wayland was already install but not weston, so I ...
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How can I activate/configure a screensaver in Wayland/GNOME?

I am using Fedora 25 with Wayland and GNOME. How can I configure a screensaver? I assume xscreensaver does not work and I could install gnome-screensaver, but there is no configuration interface - or ...
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How to make C-[ generate a given control sequence?

The character with code 0x1B (generated by Ctrl+[) is not meant to be used directly by applications, because it was designed to serve as the signal which starts a control sequence. I never input ...
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Can't take a proper screenshot with shutter

I'm running Fedora 25 and I need to take a few particular screen captures so I've read that shutter is a great tool for that. Sadly I am unable to use it for some reason. Whenever I try to take a ...
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How to identify window by clicking in Wayland

I'd like to identify which process a window belongs to in Wayland. Is there anything like xprop for X that allows the user to pick a window by clicking and outputs all window details, including PID?
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Remap Caps Lock to “A” without sending letter twice

My "A" key is broken, so I want to remap Caps Lock to "A". This is an unusual remapping, so none of the built-in setxkbmap options (like caps:escape) covers it. I'm also on Wayland so I can't use ...