Actually I use my notebook with Linux Mint 18.3 - Cinnamon 3.6.7 and my display server is X.
Unfortunately I have tearing problem with my monitor and looking for a solution I realized that the problem was X. In fact on my same PC, using the live version of Ubuntu 17.10 (that has Wayland by default) I found out that the tearing problem was solved (as a further check I tried also Ubuntu 18.04 but it still has tearing)
Now my question is: is possible to use Wayland without installing another distro? I can use Gnome3 or any other desktop environment that support Wayland without problem.
My ideal solution is to have the possibility to switch from "X - Cinnamon session" to "Wayland - Gnome3 session" without having to reboot the PC.
Is it possible?
This is the output of
System: Host: xxx-Lenovo-G50-80 Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 80E5 v: Lenovo G50-80 Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo G50-80 v: SDK0J40700 WIN Bios: LENOVO v: B0CN93WW date: 07/23/2015 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-5200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8779 clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 2194 MHz 2: 2194 MHz 3: 2194 MHz 4: 2194 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330] bus-ID: 04:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes