I fresh installed the new Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. But When I check my windowing system its x11. But I was expecting to have it may be Wayland.

Again I try to edit /etc/gdm3/custom.conf Uncommenting #WaylandEnable=false to true and restart gdm but there is no change.

Later when I though to install default Gnome shell I found that all I have is the Gnome on xong option. But no wayland.

Well I'm expert around these areas, please help me understand.

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    "But I was expecting to have it may be Wayland." -why? – Jacob Vlijm Apr 23 at 20:20
  • @JacobVlijm Not an expectation but just want to switch to wayland – Riki Apr 23 at 20:26
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    You should be able to select it at the login screen, bottom right. – mikewhatever Apr 23 at 20:31

The Ubuntu developers have labored mightily to bring Wayland onboard, and I've been using Wayland daily since 17.10.

However, there are still a few pain points that simply couldn't be overcome for 20.04 (certain video card manufacturers stand out). Migrating everybody to Wayland this cycle would cause too many folks' systems to break.

You can see a representative sample of the discussion at https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/wayland-for-19-10

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