Welcome to SparkyLinux forums
Zapraszamy również na polsko-języczne Forum

How to switch from Xorg to wayland or xwayland?

Started by Gordaun, May 15, 2021, 08:07:45 PM

Previous topic - Next topic


So,my desktop environment is Kde,it already has the necessities installed by default it seems (thank you sparky team) but i can't see how to log into the wayland or xwayland version on the lightdm,and terminal switching to wayland only seens to work on gnome.

So,any hints of what to do?I am doing because i want to experiment and read that althought wayland has less compatibility,it's faster.


You might want to install the plasma-workspace-wayland package as described here:

To run Wayland, you need a compositor. GNOME has one out of the box, so the experience is quite seamless. As for KDE, you'll probably need to install the package above to replace KWin "the Xorg window manager" with KWin "the Wayland compositor" (basically also a window manager, but integrated on a much lower level and much more powerful).

Also note, that this works nicely on Intel and AMD GPUs. NVIDIA with nouveau is probably OK too, but with proprietary drivers additional steps are required - you need to ensure that the driver is running in modesetting mode as described here:
There's no such thing as "impossible". :)


I did have fun with wayland and Sway WM (no DE, tiling WM) over a year ago back on Sid, i386 on an old old atom, but it died (the netbook - not sway).  If you are in rolling, you can follow Norbert Preining"s posts on Planet about the newest things in KDE.  Note, I don't use KDE, but have nothing bad to say about it.
Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.


Quote from: paxmark1 on May 16, 2021, 06:13:46 AM
I did have fun with wayland and Sway WM

That's my current setup and I find it very refreshing and... productive. ;)
There's no such thing as "impossible". :)

View the most recent posts on the forum