Questions tagged [wayland]

Wayland is a protocol that specifies the communication between a display server and its clients, as well as a reference implementation of the protocol in C language. It was initially authored by Kristian Høgsberg as a replacement for the X Window System.

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Desktop crashes after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 “Connection to xwayland lost”

I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS to 20.04 and since then my display appears to crash periodically, say every 15-30 minutes. I found this error in syslog: Connection to xwayland lost gsd-xsettings: ...
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Can't acces to Xauthority for X11VNC (Ubuntu 20.04)

I'm trying to implement X11VNC on Ubuntu 20.04 but it's been frustrating. I need to use command way, the goal is to keep it on a systemd service. As I know Ubuntu is using Xorg for the moment. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland is logging me out

My setup is 20.04 with vanilla Gnome 3.36.2 on Wayland. I previously ran 19.10 with the same setup. / and /home are on separate filesystems. I did a clean install of 20.04 onto / but maintained my ...
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Enabling Trackpoing scroll under Wayland for my IBM SpaceSaver II (RT3200)

I have an old IBM SpaceSaver II that I've been using for a while now. After updating to Ubuntu 20.04 I decided to give Wayland another go. The only thing that keeps me from using it full time is the ...
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Wayland in Ubuntu 20.04 (IntelGPU)

I sadly do not have the choice of starting a Gnome with Wayland session when logging in (no gear icon showing). Using a Thinkpad with integrated Intel GPU, WaylandEnable option in /etc/gdm3/custom....
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Change line Wayland=true to false with bash without text editor? [duplicate]

How i can change line "Wayland=true" to "Wayland=false" without editing with text editor for making WaylandDisabler.sh script? I want change this line while executing script.
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Firefox Touchscreen in Ubuntu 20.04 with Wayland

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with Wayland (for fractional scaling) on a laptop with touchscreen. I would like to use firefox with touch-scrolling. In Ubuntu 19.10, I needed to modify the environment ...
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Which VNC Servers work with Ubuntu 20.04 and Wayland

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu Desktop from 18.04 to 20.04 and have been accessing it via SSH. But, some of the scripts that I want to run require an actual desktop with a terminal. I've used VNC ...
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What is wayland and how do I enable it? [duplicate]

What is Wayland and how do I enable it? One extension that I installed said that it needs Wayland to work... Sorry if this is a stupid question. I am new to Ubuntu and the world of Coding. (I haven't ...
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Cannot login Wayland sessions on 20.04

Since the upgrade to 20.04 I'm unable to login Wayland sessions. I'm using vanilla Gnome so in my greeter I have four options (Gnome, Gnome on Xorg, Ubuntu and Ubuntu on Wayland). I can log in the two ...
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“Ubuntu on Wayland” no longer a selectable option in 20.04 for Thinkpad users with switchable graphics

New problem for ubuntu 20.04 (worked great in 19.10, but broken now): When I am using one of my thinkpads with switchable graphics (i.e. both integrated graphics and dedicated graphics- Nvidia in ...
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'Ubuntu on Wayland' theme and appearance set to Ubuntu 20.04 default Session. How to restore back?

I chose the 'Ubuntu on Wayland' session from the settings like icon from the right corner of the login screen and logged in. Once I logged out and logged back in the Ubuntu default session, the ...
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Login screen changed

I've a problem with my laptop in brightness after installation of NVIDIA card. I followed this Link and when i restart laptop and login again it worked only with way-land and when i tried to use any ...
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Can I Use Wayland as daily driver in Ubuntu 20.04?

I just Switched from Pop OS 19.10 to Ubuntu 20.04. I am really liking ubuntu as it gives me smoother experience on my laptop ASUS X505za with ryzen 5 2500u. I just tried wayland and its giving me ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 laggy (but not on wayland)

My Ubuntu 18.04 is sooo much laggy, if i switch workspaces with hotkeys i got freeze by some seconds (for some reason, if i switch by choosing an app in another workspace it keeps smooth) and lags ...
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Why my windowning system is x11 in Ubuntu 20.04?

I fresh installed the new Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. But When I check my windowing system its x11. But I was expecting to have it may be Wayland. Again I try to edit /etc/gdm3/custom.conf Uncommenting #...
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the logout screen does not show on my secondary screen

Since ubuntu 16.04 I use dual display for my lenovo t400. i set to automatic login. Now I already upgraded to ubuntu 20.04 beta and I want to try wayland display so I need to logout. The problem is my ...
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Disable keyboard events send by Wayland

I am using a secondary keyboard as hotkeys for macros and keyboard sequences. The software I am using is actkbd. Without Wayland I simply used xinput to disable the keyboard for the XServer (xinput ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Black screen after login and unable to get into console

Good afternoon everyone! I was trying to remotely access my computer through AnyDesk. I faced some issues and I followed the steps on this post trying to solve the problem. After uncommenting ...
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catch user activity

I'm working on app reminder for saving eyes. And the question is the following - Is there any way to monitor user activity programmatically- if user type something or using mouse? I need no exact ...
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Can't find Wayland sessions on GDM

I have Kubuntu 19.10 installed and then I installed gnome through apt thus having sddm and gdm3, my problem is that on gdm3 on the login screen I can only select plasma or ubuntu but can't find ...
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Degraded multi-touch touchscreen capabilities from 18.04 to 19.10

I just got my new Lenovo L13 Yoga, and briefly tested several Live-Versions in order to get the best solution out of the box. My experience (tested w/ Firefox and LibreOffice Draw): Ubuntu 19.10 (...
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Zombie cursors in Wayland 19.10

I'll randomly get stuck cursors in wayland. I think it's related to when my monitor blanks. I have three monitors of differing sizes, and am using the latest mesa drivers with an amd wx2100 card. ...
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How to activate Wayland before arriving at login screen?

I have a boot video problem Ubuntu 18.04-4 installs in safe graphics mode only, but boots to purple screen where mouse works (NVIDIA) that can be solved by putting the video card in the first slot, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Wayland second monitor black

In Ubuntu 18.04 Wayland with both xorg and nvidia driver I am experiencing the following error when I plug in external monitor. /var/log/syslog: Feb 21 11:11:28 m org.gnome.Shell.desktop[27286]: [...
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Cannot launch GUI or graphical applications as root

Since upgrading to 18.04 and Wayland, I can no longer run Nautilus (or any other GUI application such as Synaptic) as rootrom the command line, e.g.: $ sudo nautilus I get this error message: ...
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Failing to launch Weston on Ubuntu

I am trying to launch Weston on my Ubuntu machine using Python and it fails with different errors. Launch Command : (sudo -E su -c "weston --no-input --connector=1000") with env ({'NV_WINSYS': '...
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Partial Wayland installation

I need to set [daemon] # Uncomment the line below to force the login screen to use Xorg WaylandEnable=false in /etc/gdm3/custom.conf in order to reach graphical login screen. Without this setting, ...
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My laptop DGPU died and I'm unable to install Ubuntu

My laptop dGPU card died, now it works on iGPU. Windows working good, in Device Manager it shows card with exclamation mark, but when I'm trying to install ubuntu with flash drive it freeze while on ...
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Global Menu in KDE 5.12 + with Wayland

I use KDE in Wayland, since from 5.13 the main support for X11 will end and Wayland works much better. The only issue I face is KDEs global menu, which I am not able to use, since it is just not ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 freezes after logging in?

I have the log in "page" where I can change between: GNOME GNOME Classic GNOME on Xorg Ubuntu Ubuntu on Wayland Some of them are freezing right after logging in. Ubuntu on Wayland works but crashes....
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How do i turn off the trackpoint within wayland?

My laptop has a wonky trackpoint that keeps on moving the mouse around. When using xorg, i can use this command to shut it off: xinput -set-prop "AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick" "Device Enabled" 0 ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 wayland lost second external monitor

I recently upgraded to 19.10 on an older dell laptop with some Intel HD graphics. Normally just using 2 external displays side-by-side (VGA, HDMI) in "Ubuntu on wayland" sessions, I recently had to ...
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nvidia-drm.modeset=1 leads to black screen

I wanted to try Wayland on Ubuntu 19.10, which promised better support for it. But I couldn't find how to switch it on. Then I found that Wayland is not available unless nvidia-drm.modeset=1 is set. ...
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No X11 RandR providers in wayland

After upgrade to 19.10 there's no RandR providers in my wayland session (Ubuntu on Wayland). In X11 session everything is fine. $ xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 0 Here's some info about ...
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Broken Wayland login

Before yesterday, I install Ubuntu 19.10. It has both X11 and Wayland on login option. I choose Ubuntu on Wayland, I like it. But today it forces login only with X11 and lose the Wayland option. I don'...
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Set a specific workspace on an external monitor

My laptop is connected to an external monitor and I am using an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I have several workspaces and I would like to clone one of the workspace on the external monitor. To specify the ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 (Wayland session) doesn't screen record

After upgrading from 18.04.3 (in which I could screen record with 3rd party apps with ease) to 19.10, I'm unable to screen record with any 3rd party provider; only the default GNOME shell screen ...
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Multiple 4k external monitors unsupported at full resolution on Dell XPS 13 9380

Update: I've managed to get all 3 displays working in 4k, but I am unable to arrange them in a horizontal line. Running xrandr outputs this as the first line: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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What is the issue with Wayland essentially not working on 19.10

I was excited to learn that Wayland was the the default. I am using Ubuntu 19.10 and the default is still X. If I choose Wayland when I login (from the greeter) my system slows down to an almost ...
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Ubuntu (guest OS in Vmware) shows a blank screen if CTRL+ALT+DEL key is pressed

I'm not an expert of Ubuntu but I'm learning it while using it for everyday tasks. my experience has been good so far. just that I face a few glitches sometimes. I have this weird problem from the ...
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Artificially lower brightness on all screens

I'm using XPS 15 with an external monitor and the XPS even at the lowest is superbright and I get headaches. I used xrandr in the past and it worked but with latest Ubuntu versions it doesn't. ...
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4-finger workspace switching not working on Ubuntu 19.10

I have found trouble trying to use this feature that I recently encountered incredibly useful in the everyday use of my laptop, and it turns out that now on 19.10 I cannot switch between workspaces ...
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Ubuntu 19.10: no Wayland option. Extended gestures alternatives?

I am missing the Wayland sign in option after upgrading to Ubuntu 19.10. The first issue is that Extended Gestures ONLY works in Wayland sessions. So I went down the path of trying to get Wayland as ...
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Log in to Ubuntu Wayland in 19.10

In the Ubuntu 19.10 Wiki page is said that in order to avoid the fractional scaling problems caused by XOrg one should try to "Log in to Ubuntu Wayland". How do I do this?
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On Ubuntu 18 Terminator windows are not grouped under same icon in Dock in a Wayland session

I recently bumped into a very itchy problem on Ubuntu 18.04. That is for each started terminator windows a dedicated icon is created on Dock. Additionally, these icons are shown as "not identified" ...
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startx hot plugging monitor

I have Ubuntu Server 18.04. I installed Xorg, plugged in my monitor and started my app like this: startx ./MyApplication It runs perfectly, but if I unplug my monitor, run the command and then plug ...
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Problem with Wayland

I had a problem with the wayland-protocol during the installataion of the Kitty terminal, the system didn´t find it, so I tried with sudo apt install libwayland-bin. I knew that this command install ...
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Fullscreen mode in chrome flicker the screen with Gnome Wayland

When I put chrome in full screen the screen is flashing. In other browsers and Xorg it works normally. Chrome Flicker
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I can't login to ubuntu 19.04, I can only login as wayland

When I access my computer the screen goes black and returns to the login screen. Already tried /etc/init.d/gdm3 restart and nothing. logs: Xorg.0.log Xorg.1.log

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