Questions tagged [wayland]

Wayland is a simplified replacement for the X Window System in Linux and Unix-like operating systems. It consists of a display server (the Wayland compositor), a communication protocol, and a C library reference implementation named Weston. Use this tag for questions pertaining specifically to Wayland or Weston.

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After 20.04 upgrade my system freezes after log in unless I use Wayland

I was running Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS. I've just upgraded 20.04. When it boots and gets to the new log in screen, my arrow cursor is frozen and the trackpad does nothing and so the only thing I ...
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Qt5's QPA can not connect to my display?

I am trying to launch the Garuda Boot Manager and get this: qt.qpa.xcb: could not connect to display :0 qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "xcb" in "" even though ...
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Do Wayland "windows" really have no decorations or ways to position/resize them?

I have been experimenting with Wayland by writing some simple programs that render some basic OpenGL stuff to an EGL surface. This all works great, but I've noticed that when requesting a surface/...
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any way to use super+scroll up for changing the workspace in Xorg like wayland?

super+scroll up not changing the workspace when using Xorg instead of wayland. anyway to fix/change? *need to use Xorg as wayland don't allow to cast full screen normally. If there's a way to cast ...
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Copying from Firefox doesn't work on Wayland

I am running GNOME on Wayland on a Thinkpad L13 Yoga. I added the following flags to ~/.config/enviornment.d/envvars.conf MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 MOZ_DBUS_REMOTE=1 in order to force Firefox to run on ...
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How can I detect if a system tray is available in Linux (Wayland)?

Unfortunately, my favorite system toolbar is currently experiencing a bug that makes it extremely slow to start. The result is that all my applications have started up long before the system tray ...
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How do I create a lossless screencast using Fedora and Wayland?

Environment: Fedora 34, 5.12.13-300.fc34.x86_64 FFMPEG 4.4-4.fc34 GNOME 40.1.0 What I am trying to do: Create a lossless screencast file (video only, audio not required) that can be used as a source ...
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Gnome 40 + Wayland with external monitor

I have a problems with arch + gnome 40 on wayland. My primary GPU is INTEL - but NVIDIA active. In fedora tumbleweed wayland already support multimonitor. If i check from xrandr show Output: Screen 0: ...
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Setting a Virtual Resolution in Sway for External Monitor

I'd like to setup a workspace with an external monitor. swaymsg output HDMI-A-1 scale 0.8 renders the fontsize etc. as desired. However the resolution is not quite optimal. Due to the scaling, ...
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How to resize titlebar in xwayland

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04, with wayland and gnome 3 and I have a high DPI display with fractional display scaling enabled. Everything was working fine until a few days ago where I needed to change the ...
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What's the Wayland equivalent of ~/.xsession?

As a normal, no root access, end-user of my work machine, I've always started my windowmanager of choice with ~/.xsession. In recent years this is done with xinit-compat, which, as I understand it on ...
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Running Firefox on Weston in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to run firefox on the Weston display server. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on an ARM64 system. The system does not support X11 (or xwayland.) The Arch wiki notes that the MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND ...
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how to force GDM to use wayland

I got a Xorg driver problem that causes the mouse cursor 1 seconds behind the mouse movement when in x11. This can be cured by launching gnome-session in WAYLAND mode if [[ -z $DISPLAY && $(...
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How do I get xkb settings to work via xwayland? They work fine when used on Wayland-native applications

My custom keyboard mapping only works through xdg_shell applications, not through xwayland. I have configured Sway to show in the title bar what's running via xwayland and what's not, using for_window ...
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Touchpad horizontal scrolling and Areas setting don't work in Gnome on Wayland

I'm accessing a CentOS 8 VM (VMware) via Nomachine NX from a MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15.7. Running Gnome 3.32.2 on Wayland. Two fingered scrolling works for vertical scrolling, but not for ...
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After f32 update on Acer Laptop: built-in keyboard not working

Update: I tried several distros and finally installed the Fedora Compiz Mate Desktop. It works fine with built-in-Keyboard working. But running sudo dnf update installed me a newer kernel, where I ...
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Qt5 on Wayland - how to set keyboard repeat rate?

I'm running SwayWM. I set the keyboard repeat delay and rate in ~/.config/sway/config as: input * repeat_delay 180 input * repeat_rate 50 This works in everything except Qt5 applications. Qt5 ...
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Can't login after full system upgrade

yesterday i upgraded my system on Archlinux and after a reboot the login screen is back whenever i type the pass, password is right but i think there's some error somewhere dunno. i tried my best to ...
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How to debug problems with Wayland on Fedora 32

I have recently performed massive cleaning of my Fedora 32 system, which included high amount of packages being removed from the system, by the way removing desktop environment I was using. Before, I ...
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How to display 3D Wayland inside a virtual machine?

I'd like to try Wayfire—a 3D Wayland compositor—inside a virtual machine. What are the options and requirements to make a virtual machine that can display a Wayland compositor with 3D acceleration? ...
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How to force Ubuntu(Wayland) to output "Broadcast RGB: FULL" to a HDMI output?

I'm using intel 620 GPU and currently running Ubuntu 19.10/Wayland. The system have an eDP monitor and a HDMI monitor.(Basic laptop + monitor setup). On Windows this is easy: 1) Configure full RGB ...
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I want my PRIMARY SELECTION back

I've been using the primary selection since I installed my very first Linux on a Computer in 1994. It's so simple: Select text, change window, middle-click, happy With the latest updates - it ...
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Debian slow start after upgrade - Gnome/Wayland issue ? (Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid - Gnome 3.34.1)

After upgraded my Debian testing few weeks ago, I realise that my boot take 1 minute more to show login screen. 1 minute is a timeout during boot. I did'nt notice that before because I always use ...
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debian 10 buster gnome wayland. How to make my terminal transparent?

I just updated Debian from stretch to buster. It now uses Gnome Wayland. Before I had my terminal transparent using devilspie2. Now that doesn't work anymore. I guess it is because gnome now uses ...
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How to check if a program use wayland or x11 in linux?

Is there any command in linux can tell wether a program use wayland, Xorg or Xwayland in linux?
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Start nautilus as root using wayland

In the past when X11 was the default server for the display it was possible to start nautilus as root then navigate where ever required. Since the release of wayland, this behavior has changed, at ...
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GStreamer plays video with wrong resolution when I use vaapisink in pipeline

I try to play video using gstreamer. There are two possiple output sinks to use: waylandsink and vaapisink. When I play video with waylandsink, everything is fine. When I try to play it with vaapisink,...
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Why does my Linux laptop not use swap space aggressively even with high swappiness value?

I have around 8GiB of RAM on my laptop: $ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 7.7Gi 6.9Gi 214Mi 381Mi 580Mi ...
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Wayland not working Kali linux KDE 2019

I am having an issue with kali linux KDE edition, in which it will boot into GUI, but after dist-upgrade it won't boot into GUI anymore. I had this problem previously on the gnome edition, which I ...
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Using a tablet as a second monitor with Wayland

I use the following script to VNC into my computer using an old tablet to turn the tablet into a second monitor: xrandr --fb 3840x1080 --output eDP-1 --panning 3840x1080+0+0/3840x1080+0+0 sleep 3 ...
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How do I unminimize a weston window?

I accidentally minimized a weston-terminal window under Weston, and I want to get it back. This window is running vim with my full development environment, so I don't want to replace it. By default, ...
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Scancodes of Fn keys

I have a problem with remapping Fn keys on my Dell xps 9370. Software: Arch linux + Wayland. I want to remap brightness up/down keys to page up/down, but i cannot find their scancodes. This is output ...
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Use wayland in linux mint

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 ...
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Way-cooler in NixOs

I've recently installed NixOs and I would like way-cooler to be my compositor. What configuration do I need to enable in the Nix config file?
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How to force GNOME to use Wayland?

TL;DR gnome-shell does not want to be a Wayland compositor. Edit: Sometimes it does want to be, sometimes it doesn't. Log Dec 31 06:55:26 speedy-desktop gnome-shell[393]: Can't initialize KMS ...
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Libinput but timer offset negativ on Arch linux with wayland

Sometimes firefox is freezing my laptop. When i open webpages like this one or this one here. The number of pages which are capable of freezing firefox increases. The log reveals a buch of messages ...
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Screensharing under wayland

I am using wayland with Fedora 25. Pretty much no screensharing tools work correctly. From Chrome I can share a chrome window but nothing else. I also have to use zoom.us and when I share a window ...
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How to remap CAPS LOCK on Wayland?

Before Fedora switched to Wayland I used this .Xmodmap file to use my CapsLock Key to reach German Umlauts: keycode 66 = Mode_switch Multi_key keycode 20 = minus underscore ssharp keycode 34 = ...
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How to copy text to the clipboard when using Wayland?

Is there a Wayland cli utility that copies text to clipboard? I want to be able to do something like this: echo "some" > clipboard Something equivalent to xclip.
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Why does `xprop -root _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW` give me 0x0 for some windows?

.. and what can I do about it? When you try to get some information about the currently focused window you're often told to just run xprop -root _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW to get the window id of the ...
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How can I restart the GNOME shell on Wayland?

When making changes to extensions or installing applications I have sometimes found it neccessary to restart the GNOME shell for the changes to take effect. In the past, pressing Alt + F2, typing 'r' ...
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Make special characters available on US keyboard an Wayland

I have a US keyboard and layout but sometimes I need german special keys (äÄöÖüÜß). Of course I could switch keyboard layouts when I need it but I used to abuse that uttery useless caps lock key to ...
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Bitmap Scaling On Individual Windows in HiDPI Display on Linux

Both Windows 8.1 or newer and macOS will resize an individual window on bitmap basis (resulting in blurry windows but proportionally correct) of an application if that application's window doesn't ...
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Manually add a resolution to Gnome with Wayland

I'm using Gnome on Arch Linux with VMWare. When I go in the settings window, I cannot find my resolution (which is 1920x1080). I was recently using LightDM and I added an entry in /etc/X11/xorg.conf....
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Weston compositor x11-backend doesn't found

I have an embedded system where I want to run weston compositor to use wayland. I was able to build the weston app and went I launch it from my system I got the following error: #./weston Date: 2016-...
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Weston screen blanking

How is it done to turn off screen blanking in Weston with wayland backend not X. I have tried: setterm -blank 0 setterm -powersave off setterm -powerdown 0 echo -ne "\033[9;0]" >> /etc/issue ...
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Wayland alternative for xorg's xdotool?

xdotool is a nice X application, I tend to use it for creating macro commands (like alt+f4 or ctrl+w or ctrl+alt+backspace or something like that) It's really easy to use and convenient, but I don't ...
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How to set environment variables for a Gnome Wayland session

It seems that a Gnome Wayland session ignores the file ~/.profile. At least it is not working for me under a Gdm / Gnome / wayland session with Arch Linux. So the question is, what is the proper ...
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Gnome password dialog not showing up

I have a HP Probook 4545s notebook with a some weeks old Arch Linux installation. Most of the time when I want to use Filezilla or SSH, the Gnome password dialog does not appear to ask for the SSH key ...
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Use Wayland on Ubuntu 15.04

Trying to use Wayland on Ubuntu 15.04, I followed the instructions I can find on google. I can see the gdm login screen and choose GNOME on Wayland shown as below. But after I type in my password it ...