I am trying to get wayland running using UbuntuGnome 17.04 with nvidia-381 installed using the graphics-drivers ppa and a Geforce 1050TI card. Using older Ubuntu versions I was able to select between Weston, Wayland and/or Kodi, if installed. Using 17.04 I may only choose between Gnome and Gnome Classic. I installed all packages needed, as far as i know, as well as their recommended packages, synaptic is showing. Is there any package I need to install or reinstall or reconfigure?

Using no nvidia drivers, the regular nouveau and xorg drivers or the xorg-edgers or oibaf ppa lets me run the system, but without having any hardware acceleration. As well as no option to choose wayland in GDM. I just may choose Kodi then...

The installed packages on my machine for using wayland are:

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Thanks a lot.


Try this (highly experimental according to nVIDIA, but actually worked in my case)

sudo modprobe -r nvidia-drm 
sudo modprobe nvidia-drm modeset=1

I tried a lot of workarounds but nvidia drivers don't support wayland session using gdm and gnome. The only way to get it running was to set modeset=1 with sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf using nvidia-381. After sudo update-initramfs -u and rebooting I was able to log into wayland, but that workaround breaks something as I was not able to run anything as root or superuser. I hope there will be a fix soon. The only way to set it back is to switch to tty and using nano instead of gedit to set the entries to their defaults.

  • This worked for me! Wayland seems a little rough around the edges, a little slower than x at the moment but everything seems to work. – micwallace Apr 30 '17 at 8:02
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    Setting modeset=1 breaks the whole system for me: gnome session does not start. I have nvidia GTX 980 Ti, nvidia-381, Ubuntu 17.04 – artem Jun 7 '17 at 16:52

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