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    Default GDM does not start (Nvidia proprietary)

    So it has been a while since GDM stopped working on my end. I've workaround it by using LightDM, but as I'm back to using Gnome making GDM work seems like a good idea.
    I have no clue where to start looking though. Tried reinstalling gdm, removing nouveau (I'm using proprietary driver from the official repo) - no luck.
    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: GDM does not start (Nvidia proprietary)

    GDM now uses Wayland by default and Nvidia doesn't like Wayland.
    Try to uncomment the line reading "#WaylandEnable=false" in /etc/gdm/custom.conf and reboot.
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    Default Re: GDM does not start (Nvidia proprietary)

    thx @OrsoBruno ! Unless I've did something incorrectly that didn't help (side note - how I wish Nvida folks had grown up a tad and adhered to specs made by Wayland team -> one of the reason my next GPU probably won't be a green team one).
    Gdm is still stuck at:

    I've tried both auto option and manual in update-alternatives --config default-displaymanager :

    Just in case here's a screenshot from the grub as well:

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    Default Re: GDM does not start (Nvidia proprietary)

    Let me know if there's some other info I should provide to sort it out.

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