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After some apt upgrades my Wayland session seems broken, the mouse moves but I can't click on anything. I want to try if X.Org works, but as the UI is broken, I must change the session type in the text console.

How do I configure X.Org to start instead of Wayland when the desktop UI is unusable, in the text console?

I got a workaround by using the keyboard: type win, log out and change focus with TAB. From there I could switch to X.Org using keyboard.

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  • IIRC you set this up at =grub= level so when booting. – Rinzwind Jan 11 '18 at 18:26
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In /etc/gdm3/custom.conf uncomment the line WaylandEnable=false.

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