Is there any official repository to install wayland on Ubuntu 16.04?

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**** Warning : The below commands may break your system. Use it with caution****

You can use Wayland Daily build ppa (extremely unstable)for installing latest Wayland on your system. since it's only for testing/experimentation there is a high probability that you will break your system

Steps to install

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:wayland.admin/daily-builds
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install weston xwayland

open terminal and run


This will launch weston inside X

if you want the full experience, open virtual terminal (alt+ctrl+f1) and use command


Note : Wayland works better with opensouce video drivers. Wayland may or may not work on proprietary video drivers.

To remove experimental wayland/weston from your system use

ppa-purge ppa:wayland.admin/daily-builds
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    Quoting: IMPORTANT: This is for experimentation/testing only, not for production use. Before upgrading your system to a new Ubuntu release you should probably run 'ppa-purge ppa:wayland.admin/daily-builds' first. You have been warned.
    – user589808
    Oct 3, 2016 at 10:41
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    @CelticWarrior updated my answer Oct 4, 2016 at 5:52
  • Only a terminal without UTF8 support?
    – eexpress
    Dec 12, 2016 at 3:34

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