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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 not seem to be a trusty package for Wayland either.

  • Do you even know what Wayland is? And why would it solve your problems? – Eduardo Cola Feb 18 '16 at 15:49
  • Not especially, but it seems like it's a Window Server that has a variety of features that XServer lacks. I'm down for learning more. – Breedly Feb 18 '16 at 15:50
  • But what about compatibility? You would need a Window Manager/Desktop Environment which supports Wayland. What do you have in mind? – Eduardo Cola Feb 18 '16 at 16:23
  • Well, the problem is massive screen tearing anytime I do anything in my browser or text editor. People seemed convinced that wayland was the way. – Breedly Feb 18 '16 at 16:43
  • Then why don't you as a question about tearing here? – Eduardo Cola Feb 18 '16 at 17:06
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I wasn't able to install wayland on 14.04, not to say that it can't be done. But it looks like there isn't a package that's compatible with 14.04. A couple people have tried, including myself, using the instructions at the link below:

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/258304/xwayland-not-in-ubuntu

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