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Re: GNOME on Wayland current status

From: Rutger Helling
Subject: Re: GNOME on Wayland current status
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2018 13:47:58 +0100

Hi Ludo,

I've sent in a patch (#29943) that adds a small paragraph to the
documentation about the current situation.

I believe there was a plan to replace SLiM with GDM for the default
login manager. Getting GDM to work properly should probably be the
first step since it has great Wayland support. From what I know GDM can
default to Wayland and falls back automatically to X11 if for some
reason Wayland doesn't work.

Alternatively we could switch to SDDM as the default for now, until GDM
is ready. That way people are at least able to start a GNOME Wayland
session easily (I don't think this is possible with SLiM). I don't know
how controversial of a change that would be. Note also that unlike GDM,
the SDDM greeter itself still runs on X11 for the time being. Ideally
we want the greeter to run on Wayland too, that
way you can avoid starting a Xorg server running as root.

On Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:53:14 +0100
address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) wrote:

> Hello!
> Rutger Helling <address@hidden> skribis:
> > As discussed in patch #29758 I've tried GNOME on Wayland on the
> > different display managers.
> >
> > SDDM: Should work, just pick the "GNOME (on Wayland)" session.
> > SLiM: Doesn't seem to work. I'm not sure if SLiM has support for
> > Wayland sessions at all.
> > I couldn't get GDM to start, so I don't know if that works or not.
> >
> > Note that you can use the following command to manually start GNOME
> > on Wayland:
> > XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland dbus-run-session gnome-session
> >
> > This seems to require that you've started GNOME via a display
> > manager first though.  
> Thanks for the update!
> Any idea what could be done in terms of documentation or code
> (services?) for people who’d like to try out GNOME on Wayland?
> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

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