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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Real GNOME Wayland session

I'm trying to test a "real" wayland gnome session. I know that not all applications can run on Wayland natively (for this we have XWayland) but at least I would like to have GTK+ applications to do so....
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Win 8.1 guest on VirtualBox 5 running on Wayland 1.8 freezes after login

I'm testing GNOME 3.16.3 wayland (1.8) session on ArchLinux 64bit. Everything seems to work fine so far except for VirtualBox 5.0.2. If I run windows 8.1 as guest, after entering the password on the ...
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manipulate multiple windows simultaneously

this is probably a long shot but I've been pondering it for a while. I realize that the actual use-cases of this sort of interaction are quite sparse. The main uses I can think of would be moving ...
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How to zoom into my desktop but maintain high resolution for fonts etc?

I recently bought a 4K screen (or UHD i.e. 2160p to be exact) and use it on my tower running Arch Linux. As a window manager I use awesome which runs on top of compton for tear-free compositing, as ...
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How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used

So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 (oldstable). I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8. I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I ...
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Using Wayland on my Debian upgraded system

So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on what is currently an oldstable. I then upgraded the whole thing to current stable, which then upgraded my Gnome Desktop to ...
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Configure Wayland brightness control

On my Toshiba laptop I have two backlight devices in /sys/class/backlight called toshiba and intel_backlight. In Xorg, you could create a .conf file to choose which one the system should use. How do I ...
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How to use Xfig on high DPI screen?

On a high DPI screen, lines in Xfig are very thin. Is it possible to scale the lines, or the entire Xfig UI? Note that I don't want to scale the entire desktop. Other application UIs are legible on ...
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Is (wayland's) libinput something new, i.e., not related to X.Org server?

Having read http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/libinput/ which states libinput is a library to handle input devices in Wayland compositors and to provide a generic X.Org input driver. It ...
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Setting DPI and monitors permanently

I'm running elementary OS Freya (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on a MacBook Pro 13.3" 2013 Retina and I'm having weird DPI problems: Some applications (eg Google Chrome) have no awareness of DPI settings ...
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How to tell the compiler to search some libs inside /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

I try to compile a project, I got the source files from git hub. But when I launch make, the compilation complains that the dependency on wayland-server is not met. However, I have wayland installed....
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Setting environment variables for Gnome on Wayland session only

I'm testing GNOME 3.14 on Wayland on ArchLinux and I would also like to test GTK+ on Wayland. To do so, I can set the following two env variables from terminal export GDK_BACKEND=wayland ...
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Multi-touch gestures in GNOME 3.14

I'm trying out the GNOME 3.14 live ISO and I would like to test multi touch gestures as well as Wayland session. The promotional video shows multitouch gestures to zoom in and out, show the overwiev, ...
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Dragging and dropping tabs between browsers

When dragging a tab from Firefox to Chrome/Chromium, or the other way, why is it not accepted by the other browser? One would expect the tab that was dragged over to appear together with the other ...
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Browser in Xwayland unresponsive (incl. video)

I use wayland with xwayland and weston and run X11 applications from an xserver that is running in wayland/weston. This includes my browsers, Firefox and Chromium, as they currently cannot run ...
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What is the difference between a windowing system and a window manager?

What is the difference between a windowing system (for example X11, Wayland) and a window manager (Awesome, Compiz, OpenBox)?
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Weston Global Configuration

I have installed Weston, and I would like to change the keyboard default layout it uses. Is there a global file to do this in? I know I can do it on a per-user base but that seems redundant as ...
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Linux display server or program that can route video and/or images between its clients?

The JACK Audio Connection Kit (http://jackaudio.org/) is a really useful tool for working with audio on linux systems. It allows for both audio and MIDI data to be communicated between its clients, ...
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Bandwidth improvements expected from switching to Wayland or Mir?

I was intrigued by this answer regarding why X is not scalable. I'm unable to find any specific speed comparisons between x forwarding on these different protocols. How much % gain in network speeds ...
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Display Server vs. Window Manager vs. Graphics Driver?

I am trying to sort my understanding of the different part of graphics on Linux, and I am confused as to the roles played by each of the following concepts. Display Server Window Manager Graphics ...
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What is keeping Wayland from overthrowing X in Linux? [closed]

Everyone agrees that Wayland is better than X11 for your usual desktop. Why is X then used by every major distro? Is it bugs, little compatibility from apps (is that even an issue?) or something else?
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Why need drivers for both x server and the linux kernel?

Can someone explain why two sets of drivers are needed, one in the Linux kernel and one in X? I understand that the device drivers are in the kernel, but what is the role of those in the xserver? ...
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Wayland and full-screen apps

Will Wayland, unlike X, be able to "know" about a full screen app, and not fire up the screensaver? I remember reading up on this, and X (or present KWin/Compiz) cannot know or be told when to hold ...
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What is Wayland?

I was looking for a lightweight X server, but failed to find one. Then I found out about Wayland. I says that it aims to coexist with X, but can run standalone. When I try to compile it, it needs ...