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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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How to redirect display from docker to my fedora 28 machine

I was provided a docker container which I successfully deploy in my mahcine. However, when I tried to open eclipse inside the container I cannot find a way to redirect the screen to my fedora 28. ...
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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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Controlling display standby from wayland client

I am developing a wayland client application that play videos. The problem I have is that the compositor goes to standby after the idle-time even-though the video is playing. Is there anyway to tell ...
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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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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 ...