Oct 24, 2017

Myths about Wayland (display server protocol / X11 replacement)

If you ask Google abount wayland (which is shipped with ubuntu 17.10 or fedora 26) there are some articles, which are not or no more accurate:

"You can not export any X11 application to a linux host which runs wayland"
Wrong... Just login to other linux machines via "ssh -X"  and run xclock or whatever. It works...

"Screenshots will not work anymore"
Hmmm. Ok. X11 screenshot applications will not work anymore - but you can do screenshots with "print" (complete desktop), "alt-print" (current window) and "shift-print" (select area).

"There is no log file or other debugging information"
Ok - /var/log/Xorg.0.log is not used anymore and there is no other log file. Here you can find some commands to get error/debug messages.

If you want to get more information about wayland: https://wayland.freedesktop.org/

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