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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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xprintidle equivalent for wayland

I have a program that leverages xprintidle in X desktops to determine user idle time (no keyboard, mouse, touch interaction). Now that all desktops are moving to Wayland protocol compositors, what ...
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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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Mouse Stuttering on Wayland Gnome but not Xorg

I have installed Fedora 28 on a Dell XPS 15 and is using Gnome with Wayland. Mutter version is 3.28.3. I've found out my mouse stutters very bad while scrolling horizontally throughout the screen, ...
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Scaling TCL/TK UI (gitk / git gui) on Wayland (Fedora 28)

With previous versions of Fedora I reverted back to XOrg. Recently reinstalled and wonder whether there is a way to retain Wayland and scale up the Git tool UIs gitk/git gui?
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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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Gnone-Wayland: Does launching a pkexec prompt from an X11 terminal (ex terminology in xwayland) result in a X11 pkexec prompt?

A few months ago I've learned about some pretty big security holes in X11: such as vulnerability to getting your keystrokes sniffed by other X11 programs, programs being able to send keystrokes (and ...
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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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Gnome Classic doesn't start and there isn't an error message

I want to enter to GNOME Classic in my Debian 9 Stretch but it doesn't work and there's no error message. I write my password and then I press the button to init a session. Then the GDM is started ...
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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 ascertain which pixel “/dev/input/event[mouse]” is currently residing on?

Background Now that wayland has made its way in, things which xdotool used to do now have to be rebuilt. I can get code to move your main mouse cursor. However the problem is that the mouse cursor ...
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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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Drop-down position bug in Weston

I'm happy tu use Weston - a very simple desktop. However many apps still use X, so I need Xwayland for compatibility. Among the X apps, I have noticed an annoying bug. It goes like this: bring up a ...
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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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Yocto morty 2.2 run java swing with weston

We have an i.MX6 Dual Light platform and connected a Display with a touch controller onto the board via the 24bpp LVDS interface HERE I'm trying to run jar file (swing application) on Freescale i....