Some of my applications don't work on Ubuntu 17.10 Wayland. How can I switch back to Xorg?
If you wish to do it permanently, edit
and uncomment the line
#WaylandEnable=false by removing the
# in front.
Save the file and then on reboot you will never see the cog asking for which session to use.
Apparently @doug beat me to this answer. I didn't see it earlier - It was in a comment that was hidden initially
You may want to remove wayland session to prevent accidental logins.
Your package maintainers will be proud of you if you do it as follows:
sudo mkdir /usr/share/wayland-sessions/hidden sudo dpkg-divert --rename \ --divert /usr/share/wayland-sessions/hidden/ubuntu.desktop \ --add /usr/share/wayland-sessions/ubuntu.desktop
What this does is to instruct the package manager to remember a new location for the file. This has several advantages over the other answers:
- It guarantees a future package install/upgrade won't revert your change
- It works with other display managers (lxdm for example lists
You can revert it easily if you change your mind with:
sudo dpkg-divert --rename --remove /usr/share/wayland-sessions/ubuntu.desktop
I spent the whole day to fix Mouse pointer invisible problem between Single mouse and keyboard sharing app called Synergy 1.8.8 , I have 2 computers on both had installed ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10, so once I switch from Wayland to xorg now its working perfectly.
Sorry! for the contextless answer but hope it will help someone who is facing the problem.
So to switch back and forth either we can change /etc/gdm3/custom.conf and uncomment the line
WaylandEnable=false by removing the # in front.
or from login window as above described by other friends.