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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 ...

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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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Layer manger and weston [closed]

I am quite interested to know about Wayland, weston and layer manager. How does these differ ? As I understood Weston is a protocol / library and Wayland is just an implementation of these libraries. ...
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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 ...
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Can't start Weston anymore

For a few weeks, I haven't been able to start Weston anymore on my Arch Linux machine. My Graphics card is: $ glxinfo | grep 'renderer string' OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge ...
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Wayland and GNOME 3

I was wondering if it would be possible to use Wayland with GNOME shell. I updated to Natty, and I'm not too fond of Unity. I've been wanting to experiment with Wayland (I'm forced to use the open-...