Tag Archive | Wayland

Ubuntu-gnome 17.04

I have already reviewed Ubuntu-17.04.  However, the Ubuntu folk (i.e. Canonical) had already announced that, starting with 18.04, they would switch their mainline version from the Unity desktop to the Gnome desktop.  So I decided to also test out the 17.04 version of Ubuntu with Gnome desktop.

I installed Ubuntu-gnome in an already existing encrypted LVM.  The machine that I used actually has two hard drives, with an encrypted LVM on each drive.  So this was a different LVM from the one that I used for the mainline Ubuntu (with unity).  Currently, both versions of Ubuntu are installed on that machine.

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Tumbleweed, Gnome and Wayland

Recently, openSUSE Tumbleweed updated Gnome to version 3.24.  So I decided to give it a test.  And I ran into some “problems”.  This post will discuss those problems.

Gnome under Wayland

My oldest Tumbleweed system was installed in November 2014.  And that’s where I first tested Gnome.  At the time, I was using “sddm” for logins.  Selecting “Gnome” on the login menu gave me a Gnome session running under X11.  This was as expected.  There was also a menu item for “Gnome-Wayland”.  Selecting that gave me Gnome running under Wayland for managing the graphics.

I later switched to using “gdm” as login manager.  And, with “gdm”, selecting “Gnome” gave me a Wayland session.

Next, I tried on my laptop.  Tumbleweed was installed there on March 14 this year.  I was already configured to use “gdm” for logins there.  But, try as I did, I was unable to get a Wayland session for Gnome.

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Tumbleweed, Gnome 3.16, Wayland and all that

I recently did my April install of Tumbleweed.  And it’s an interesting system.  I also updated an existing Tumbleweed to the new level (20150330).

Of particular interest this month:

  • there’s a newer version of NetworkManager;
  • Gnome 3.16 is out and has some support for Wayland;
  • “top” output format is changed.

Wayland

I’ll start with Wayland, since that is the biggest change.  If you have been living in a cave, and have not heard of Wayland, it has a web page HERE.

Briefly, Wayland is a proposed provider of graphic services as a possible replacement for X-windows.  There are arguments around as to whether X needs a replacement.  I am taking a wait and see attitude before I make up my mind on that.

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