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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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 ...
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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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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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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 Natty)...
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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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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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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 wrong?...
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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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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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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 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: 2012-12-...
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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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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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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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How to Update Qt 5.4.1 to Qt 5.5?

I want to update qt 5.4.1 to Qt 5.5 or 5.4.2 because I want to test KDE Plasma on WayLand. Note: Please provide solution that consume least network resources as I have limited bandwidth. KUbuntu 15....
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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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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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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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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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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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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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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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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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Change I-beam cursor to only 1px like on Windows

How to change the current 3 px wide I-beam (select-text) cursor to only 1 px wide like on Windows. I am using Unity as my DE fro Ubuntu 15, if that helps. As far as I know Chrome OS and Chromium ...
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How to run wayland(weston) on another display

When I want to run second xsession on display 1 I go to tty2 and then: export DISPLAY=:1 startx -- :1 .xinitrc contains exec startxfce4 Is it possible to run in similar way Wayland/Weston ? Does ...
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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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Nautilus not launching on Wayland [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I have tried with Wayland session and it is soo cool. I love it because on normal session, I have some screen tearing issue which is not present at all in Wayland. ...
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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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What is Canonical's solution/strategy for Remote Desktop in Ubuntu?

Ever since breaking solutions like xrdp with Unity's hardware acceleration, I've been wondering what Canonical would do to replace it or what their official recommendation would be. Is this no longer ...
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Any way to modify the official/beta Nvidia driver to support an older unsupported GPU?

I want to install the latest beta Nvidia driver as it has support for Mir/Wayland but my GPU lost support in the newest versions, is there any way to modify the installer to force it to install? It's ...
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how to fix libwayland missing in Ubunutu 12.04

hi how can i resolve this error message saying error while loading shared libraries: libwayland-client.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. i tried installing ...
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Wayland on 14.04?

I'm getting insane amounts of tearing on 14.04, and was looking into when I stumbled on this answer. However, I'm not really sure what I'll be getting, or how to go about getting Wayland. There does ...
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I have Ubuntu 15.04 (Unity) and I want to use Wayland instead of X. Is that possible and how?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 (Unity) installed, my GPU is Nvidia 980M GTX. I have successfully installed Weston (using this guide: http://linuxg.net/now-you-can-easily-install-and-test-wayland-on-ubuntu-15-04-...