Wayland is a protocol that specifies the communication between a display server and its clients, as well as a reference implementation of the protocol in C language. It was initially authored by Kristian Høgsberg as a replacement for the X Window System.

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How do I install wayland and use it?

I was watching this video. How do I get Weston on Ubuntu to try it? Where can I find other desktop environments that work with wayland - are there any wayland ports for it like GNOME and KDE?
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How to install libinput 0.4.0?

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and I tried installing libinput package from source. export WLD=$HOME/install git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/wayland/libinput cd libinput ./autogen.sh ...
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How do i boot directly into wayland

What all changes should I make in order to boot straight into Wayland/Weston. What I've tried is that I've made changes to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" and that gives me a cli prompt at boot ...
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What is a backend in computer graphics

I am trying to understand what does backend actually mean.. I was going through Wayland manual page on Ubuntu. I was able to find a few lines like this.. "The DRM backend uses Linux KMS for output ...
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How do I try the Gtk Wayland backend in ubuntu 13.10

Is there any way to run any Gtk application inside the Weston compositor in ubuntu 13.10?
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies related to Mesa/Wayland?

On my Ubuntu 13.04 machine, I used to have the Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers PPA enabled and with a recent update it required Wayland as a dependency. This seems to have broken my ...
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Ubuntu's MIR, and Gnome-Shell's on Wayland = Ubuntu problems since 13.10?

If Ubuntu is going to use MIR with Ubuntu 13.10, and Gnome is going to use Wayland with Gnome Shell 3.10, will there be any problems to have gnome-shell up to date in Ubuntu 13.10? Because some ...
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“X shares a lot of system state across process boundaries”

The background I was to get informed about the state of Wayland adoption by Ubuntu, when I learned it's not any more an option and there is something named Mir in the place instead. So I wanted to ...
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How is the development of Mir going to affect X, Wayland and other distributions? [closed]

Now that Ubuntu/Canonical is building their own display server what will happen with wayland and Linux as a whole. With all this "disruption" around what will other distro's (fedora, opensuse, mint, ...
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Can I run Ubuntu using wayland?

So, I compiled wayland from official git, saw that it successfully run wenston, now, can I make it run my desktop somehow ?
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How to run Wayland/Weston?

Ubuntu 12.10 ships Weston and Wayland. What are the basic steps I need to take to make them usable? Trying to start Weston gives this and then drops back to the command prompt: $ weston Date: ...
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Will Wayland finally make it as system composer in 13.04? [closed]

Ubuntu has been talking about moving to Wayland for around 2 years. They even had some actual attempt to make it system composer for 12.10. It failed as Wayland wasn't ready. But now wayland folks ...
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Wayland performance on video cards

I have read way too many reports/blogs/news about it, but have yet to come up with a way to be sure so I will ask here: Will Wayland have any performance enhancements with video cards (higher FPS, ...
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Why does Ubuntu/Linux's UI performance seem to be so much slower than Windows? [closed]

I'm a long time Linux advocate and user (since around '98). I rarely boot up Windows, but when I do, it's secretly frustrating to me how fast things seem to be. For example, when you type in Ubuntu ...
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Shouldn't there be a specific Wayland ATI driver?

I use a 1Gb ATI HD Radeon Graphic card on a Dell Laptop I'm still a newbee at this; But from my understanding, the latest Ubuntu does not use X.org anymore, but uses Wayland. And the fglrx (both the ...
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What will happen if I install Wayland?

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 ...
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Will the switch to Wayland fix not being able to paste from closed windows?

I have recently read about how Xorg is to blame for the infamous bug in which a user cannot copy and paste from a window after they have closed it. And I also know about the planned eventual switch to ...
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Is Wayland coming to Ubuntu Oneric?

Less than a year ago, Ubuntu Developers announced that Wayland, the new display server is going to be default in Ubuntu, instead of X. At that time it was far too late to get it to Natty, as Wayland ...
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Xdmx with Wayland is possible? [closed]

i love Xdmx for multiple displays but the Wayland seems not to provide that distributed multi-head function. Ubuntu also won't support Xdmx on X?
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Can't compile matplotlib on Ubuntu 11.04 / ft2build.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to build matplotlib from source but it isn't working. It seems this thing was a part of X11, and since Ubuntu is now using Wayland that screwed things up, I think. Anyway to fix this? Oh, ...
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Can Wayland have network transparency implemented as a plugin? [closed]

To my understanding there's no reason why a Wayland plugin can't hide the app in the local machine, forward it's windows to a remote machine, and feed the app input from the remote machine. Am I ...
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Will Wayland have network transparency?

The Xorg server/client architecture allows for network transparency which means it is possible to start x-clients on a remote machine and display the GUI on the local machine (i.e. via x-forwarding by ...
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Will X.org be available in the future?

If I understand Wayland correctly, this isn't something that's built into the kernel. If so, then that means that, even when Wayland becomes the default display manager, we can do a commandline ...
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Is there a PPA with a Wayland build I can use?

It seems like Wayland is coming to Ubuntu in the distant future. Being the curious type, I thought I would give it a try. I was going to build it myself, but wanted to save myself the trouble if there ...
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How will Wayland be delivered?

Mark just announced support for Wayland in Ubuntu in future. I was just wondering the following (hopefully Mark can answer). When will a version be available to test? Will it be available as a ...
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Where can I find wayland?

Mark Shuttleworth writes that wayland will be replacing X in the future in Ubuntu. Where can this software be found?
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Why is Wayland better?

As recently announced by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu will be moving towards using Wayland as its display manager. What are biggest differences between X11 and Wayland? Why will Wayland make Ubuntu ...