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Window managers and desktop shells


I read here that they already had good support for Wayland two years ago. Doesn't that make it an important addition to this list? Johnchfr (talk) 17:49, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you are free to add it. -- Kynikos (talk) 04:06, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
But, I tried it out (pkg from aur) and it seems very rough. The desktop comes up but when I try launching an app, displays an error dialog and when I close the dialog, it froze my system (I could not even switch ttys)! I didn't do much testing through different compile-options, though. -- Johnchfr (talk) 11:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
It seems they're working on it, so it's worth being documented here, together with any relevant note about the state of the implementation. We don't decide what's good and what's bad for users here, we just give objective information to let the users make their own decisions. -- Kynikos (talk) 00:02, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
since it's years later now, a quick update: enlightenment is usable (like gnome) with few minor issues --Ubone (talk) 14:22, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Weston - Keyboard Shortcuts

Why set Ctrl-b in the article section ? vinegret (talk) 07:22, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Replacing i3way with sway

Hi there. I've gone ahead and replaced the i3way table row with a row about sway instead. i3way is vaporware with 2 years of radio silence, and sway is actually usable today. SirCmpwn (talk) 13:29, 16 August 2015 (UTC)


On weston 1.12, application using dbus cannot be launched normally. I've added a workaround to launch on the troubleshooting section.

Alive4ever (talk)

weston usage

Folks at #wayland told me weston should be started from tty with just weston if using logind, apparently weston-launch is a workaround(?) if it's not present. Ubone (talk) 15:49, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

From man weston

When  weston is started as the first windowing system (i.e. not under X nor under another Wayland server), it should be done with the command weston-launch to set up proper privileged access to devices. If your system supports the logind D-Bus API and the support has been built into weston as well, it is  possible to start weston with just weston. (talk) 03:31, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Graphics driver section

Would be cool to have some graphics driver section, just like the Xorg page. Maybe a common page? Emersion (talk) 10:26, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Troubleshooting "Running graphical applications as root"

I think that the section should warn that it might be a bug in the application, not a bug in Wayland if the user needs to run a GUI app as root, see The wording in is pretty good, so maybe we should link to that. --Wikizian (talk) 09:27, 5 April 2018 (UTC)