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Is fedora KDE spin using wayland?

asked 2017-01-13 00:58:51 -0500

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I want to try out wayland but with KDE. Is fedora KDE spin using wayland?

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You can use it. See below.

iimfine gravatar imageiimfine ( 2017-07-21 18:16:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-13 07:02:50 -0500

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updated 2017-01-13 07:04:37 -0500

No Plasma 5 is not using wayland by default at this point in time. Here is some information about this from the KDE wiki.

Wayland support in the KDE Plasma Workspaces is in a tech-preview state. The workspaces have been developed for X11 and much functionality relies on X11. To be able to make proper use of Wayland these bits have to be rewritten.

The most complex task is to implement Wayland support in KWin, KDE Plasma's Compositor and Window Manager. Since 5.4 KWin is able to manage Wayland clients and this allows to start a Plasma session on Wayland.

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Actually, it does work. Please see my answer .

iimfine gravatar imageiimfine ( 2017-07-21 18:16:12 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-01-13 03:50:43 -0500

Not that I know of. My F25 KDE still uses X. As you can see here, Wayland is only mentioned for Gnome users.

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answered 2017-07-21 17:56:53 -0500

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updated 2017-07-21 18:12:30 -0500

Actually, I'm using wayland from within the KDE-Plasma desktop right now. it works, although it crashes occasionally. Here's what to do. From within your regular user screen open a konsole window (I haven't tried other terminals yet. They should work). Then open a second konsole tab. In the first one type " kwin_wayland --xwayland " This will open the wayland server in the first terminal. In the second konsole tab type " DISPLAY=:1 seamonkey " OR other application that you wish to run. I'm here using the Seamonkey web browser right now. I was using Konqueror just a few minutes ago. You can also run emacs or kate, etc. You can also open almost any other app...AND open other apps from within that app...for instance can right click on a jpeg and open it with your viewer just as you would in you regular plasma desktop. IT works. I've tried doing this in a virtual terminal as in CTL-ALTF2, after logging out of KDE. I had it working in Fedora 25 using the " startplasmacompositor " command....but it crashes in Fedora26 on my computrer...could be the specific graphics card. For more information......go here....

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If you try this in a virtual window...CTL-ALT-F2, for instance you need to make sure you don'f have any plasma sessions already other this from a virtual terminal ..." loginctl list-sessions " this will list any open sessions. You can tell which one you are currently on by the tty #. Use the command " loginctl terminate-session 1 ( or 2 or ...) " to close any other session....THEN type " startplasmacompositor ". If it works. it will open a user session just as you would normally expect. If it crashes, it may freeze your desktop, forcing a reboot. Good Luck.

iimfine gravatar imageiimfine ( 2017-07-21 18:06:02 -0500 )edit

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