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I am curious about the progress being made with Wayland and would like to perhaps give it a spin. According to the Launchpad page, it is packaged in Oneiric (and has actually been packaged since Natty). Therefore I can simply install it by running:

sudo apt-get install wayland-demos

However, I don't know what will happen if I install it. Will I need to manually launch it? Will it play nice with X configuration files and settings? Will anything break?

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Nothing happens. You will just be able to run some demos (see /usr/share/doc/wayland-demos/README.Debian for how to start them).

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