I recently install Ubuntu 17.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9365. With GNOME Shell, from what I understand, Mutter is the default compositor, which supports the Wayland protocol. I haven't been able to find related configuration for input devices. I'd like to customize how touchpad and touchscreen work, and related questions seem to point to editing files in xorg.conf.d, which have no affect unless you start a session using "Ubuntu on Xorg" option.

Can anyone say where the configuration for Mutter/Wayland reside?


As you noted, Wayland does configuration a bit differently. I think to answer your question: the location you're interested in is /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. That should get you started (it did for me). Otherwise, yell out and we can sort out any additional config issues.

  • Thanks for responding. I hinted at this in my original post. Making changes there takes no affect when using Wayland. Specifically editing 40-libinput.conf in that directory has no affect when using Wayland. It does have an effect if I switch to x11 (changed using the gear icon on the login screen). It seems like configuration of Wayland must happen elsewhere... – John Halbert Dec 29 '17 at 21:53
  • @JohnHalbert, thanks for keeping me honest. I could've sworn I've been making my edits there. Dang! I'll have to double-check if I'm running X or Wayland now... – richbl Dec 29 '17 at 22:17
  • @JohnHalbert, indeed, this has become an interesting question since moving to 17.10 (where Wayland is now default, hence my initial confusion). Here's a good read to perhaps answer some aspect of your question, though it's a bit disconcerting. – richbl Dec 29 '17 at 22:41

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