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Gnome wayland vs Gnome on xorg

asked 2018-02-06 14:19:52 -0500

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Anyone has a success with Gnome on Wayland? I have been trying to use it for a while but now (since F27) have to select "Gnome on xorg" as Wayland seems to crash frequently right down to BIOS. I have ATI R9 390 hardware.

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I've been running Gnome on Wayland ever since I started using Fedora (about 10 months). I haven't had any problems with it.

tim8723 gravatar imagetim8723 ( 2018-02-07 08:45:00 -0500 )edit

Wayland is bad if you have a old video card...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2018-02-07 10:11:23 -0500 )edit

My video card is way older than the R9 390 that is mentioned here, and Wayland works just fine.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-02-09 05:32:59 -0500 )edit

OK. Another Update here. My desktop just went down again. It looks like Wayland has stability problems even with amdgpu. Back to xorg.

spider gravatar imagespider ( 2018-02-19 01:03:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-02-17 17:01:32 -0500

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I managed to force the amdgpu driver instead of radeon by adding the following line to grub:

radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1

Amdgpu seems stable with wayland so far.

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answered 2018-02-08 21:26:24 -0500

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I use a lot of TCP/IP messages between my applications.

The software has worked flawlessly for a decade.

I had to stop using Wayland because under these conditions,

(1) The mouse gets stuck , otherwise jumps all over the screen , or can't close dialogues, find window edges, etc. (2) The keyboard repeats - making it impossible to locate the cursor between multiple cut and paste repeats.

Ie: The user interface is completely broken under wayland. The bug reports say this is due to a heavily loaded machine. And is due to the compositor not servicing interrupts because it is busy.

Which is true. And a design flaw if I understand it correctly.

Where I part with the bug reports is that these effects are said to occur on a heavily loaded machine.

No more heavily loaded than the past decade is my answer.

%100 misery under wayland

The best I can compare the keyboard to is an X.25 connection that once linked my keyboard in Jersey to a mainframe in Boston in 1993. That X-25 keyboard was slow enough to be press and wait typing. Wayland is wait longer. And.
Plus it repeats keystrokes. Making the major tasks fighting with the mouse and correcting keyboard edits. Cut and paste being the worst cases.

I've gone back to X11. Luckily. It is still supported. Because Wayland is %100 unusable for me..

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answered 2018-02-09 03:30:10 -0500

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Perhaps the solutions from this URL can help you out my friend

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answered 2018-03-18 23:03:59 -0500

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I resolved all issues by installing Ubuntu. Rock steady. I am still running Fedora on my laptop.

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