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    Default X or Wayland

    Which is better for a simple desktop? I usually run Kde but I don't even know how to run it with Wayland

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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    On my last test, Wayland finally seems to be running pretty well for KDE (on Tumbleweed). This was after the update to Plasma 17.2.

    Your login screen should have a place where you can choose the desktop. I went with the choice "Plasma Full Wayland".

    When I previously tried (maybe a week or two ago), selecting txt for copy/paste with Wayland did not align with the mouse pointer. But that now seems to be fixed.
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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    There is no reference in my login screen to Wayland for any desktop.

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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Swinyard View Post
    There is no reference in my login screen to Wayland for any desktop.
    Hi
    You can check what is running via;

    Code:
    echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Swinyard View Post
    There is no reference in my login screen to Wayland for any desktop.
    What is the output from:
    Code:
    ls -l /etc/alternatives/default-displaymanager
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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    What does the following return?
    Code:
    zypper se -s wayland
    If necessary do
    Code:
    sudo zypper in plasma5-session-wayland
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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    session type is x11

    ls -l /etc/alternatives/default-displaymanager

    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 Dec 30 2018 /etc/alternatives/default-displaymanager -> /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/tdm

    plasma5-session-wayland is already installed.

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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    Show
    Code:
    ls -l  /usr/share/xsessions/
    and
    Code:
    ls -l /usr/share/wayland-sessions/
    For reference I have
    Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   42 Apr 28  2019 default.desktop -> /etc/alternatives/default-xsession.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7670 Oct 13  2018 gnome-classic.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7451 Apr 28  2019 gnome-xorg.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6821 Apr 28  2019 gnome.desktop
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   13 Mar 17  2019 icewm-session.desktop -> icewm.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2498 Mar 17  2019 icewm.desktop
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   15 Mar 28  2019 kde-plasma.desktop -> plasma5.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2353 Mar 28  2019 plasma5.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7368 Oct 13  2018 sle-classic.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2145 Dec 18  2018 twm.desktop
    and
    Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   48 Apr 28  2019 default.desktop -> /etc/alternatives/default-waylandsession.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7550 Apr 28  2019 gnome.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1582 Mar 28  2019 plasmawayland.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7368 Oct 13  2018 sle-classic.desktop
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 04-Nov-2019 at 19:19.
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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    FWIW, when Plasma (Wayland) is selected /var/lib/sddm/state.conf contains
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    # Name of the session for the last logged-in user.
    # This session will be preselected when the login screen appears.
    Session=/usr/share/wayland-sessions/plasmawayland.desktop
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    Default Re: X or Wayland

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Swinyard View Post
    session type is x11

    ls -l /etc/alternatives/default-displaymanager

    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 Dec 30 2018 /etc/alternatives/default-displaymanager -> /usr/lib/X11/displaymanagers/tdm

    plasma5-session-wayland is already installed.
    I would guess that "tdm" is not setup to handle Wayland sessions. If you want to try Wayland, you will probably need to switch to "sddm".

    As root:
    Code:
    update-alternatives --config default-displaymanager
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