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Wayland & nVidia

PostPosted: 2017-09-09 00:51
by autocrosser
Simple & to the point. I have been digging through Google & everywhere else I can find to determine the status for Wayland & nVidia with no luck.
I have an up-to-date Sid Gnome install using the current (375.82) blob. Nowhere during GDM login do I see a Gnome-Wayland option.
Weston works.
Anyone have an idea what:
a. How far along is Wayland to run &
b. What is the status in regards to nVidia

Thank You for any information you might have.

Re: Wayland & nVidia

PostPosted: 2017-09-09 01:42
by 4D696B65
I can find no selection for wayland either. Perhaps we are using it now and don't know?
We have entered the twilight zone.
http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/g/gnome-session/gnome-session_3.24.1-2_changelog
gnome-session (3.24.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium

* Upload to unstable (Closes: #869947)

-- Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@ubuntu.com> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:37:05 -0400

gnome-session (3.24.1-1) experimental; urgency=medium

* New upstream release.
- Drop debian/patches/git_wayland_login_shell.patch, applied upstream
- Bump gnome-settings-daemon dependency to 3.24
- debian/gnome-session.install: Also install gnome-dummy session file
* debian/control.in: Bump Standards-Version to 4.0.0 (no further changes)
* debian/rules: Switch default "gnome" session to wayland
* d/p/0001-manager-add-bus-daemon-dbus-api-xml-file.patch,
d/p/0002-system-add-api-for-detecting-if-this-is-the-last-ses.patch,
d/p/0003-manager-kill-off-bus-clients-at-log-out.patch: kill off bus
clients at log out, backported from upstream 3.25
* d/p/0004-fail-whale-handle-X-server-dying-before-startup.patch: handle X
server dying before startup, cherry-picked from 3.24 branch

-- Laurent Bigonville <bigon@debian.org> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:25:20 +0200

https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Debian-Buster-GNOME-Wayland

Re: Wayland & nVidia

PostPosted: 2017-09-09 02:16
by autocrosser
4D696B65 wrote:I can find no selection for wayland either. Perhaps we are using it now and don't know?
We have entered the twilight zone.
http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/g/gnome-session/gnome-session_3.24.1-2_changelog
gnome-session (3.24.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium

* Upload to unstable (Closes: #869947)

-- Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@ubuntu.com> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:37:05 -0400

gnome-session (3.24.1-1) experimental; urgency=medium

* New upstream release.
- Drop debian/patches/git_wayland_login_shell.patch, applied upstream
- Bump gnome-settings-daemon dependency to 3.24
- debian/gnome-session.install: Also install gnome-dummy session file
* debian/control.in: Bump Standards-Version to 4.0.0 (no further changes)
* debian/rules: Switch default "gnome" session to wayland
* d/p/0001-manager-add-bus-daemon-dbus-api-xml-file.patch,
d/p/0002-system-add-api-for-detecting-if-this-is-the-last-ses.patch,
d/p/0003-manager-kill-off-bus-clients-at-log-out.patch: kill off bus
clients at log out, backported from upstream 3.25
* d/p/0004-fail-whale-handle-X-server-dying-before-startup.patch: handle X
server dying before startup, cherry-picked from 3.24 branch

-- Laurent Bigonville <bigon@debian.org> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:25:20 +0200

https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Debian-Buster-GNOME-Wayland



Hmmmm... I've read that atricle (was one of the reasons I was interested in the first place). I've dug through the relevant files in my system & there is a /usr/share/wayland-sessions including a weston file. I tried to add sessions there & in a couple of other places including the /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf...all to no affect. Do a
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echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
& it comes up X11 every time. I just wonder what I'm missing?

Re: Wayland & nVidia

PostPosted: 2017-09-09 02:21
by autocrosser
And yes, the version I'm using is also looking that way....
gnome-session (3.25.90-1) unstable; urgency=medium

* New upstream release
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.0
* Drop all patches: Applied (or improved) in new release

-- Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@debian.org> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:21:26 -0400

Re: Wayland & nVidia

PostPosted: 2017-09-09 02:37
by autocrosser
Digging a bit further I get:
update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
There is only one alternative in link group x-session-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-session-manager): /usr/bin/gnome-session
Nothing to configure.

Re: Wayland & nVidia

PostPosted: 2017-09-09 02:56
by 4D696B65
The little gear symbol next to the sign in button gives ( from memory)
gnome x11
gnome
gnome on x11

Re: Wayland & nVidia

PostPosted: 2017-09-09 14:42
by autocrosser
4D696B65 wrote:The little gear symbol next to the sign in button gives ( from memory)
gnome x11
gnome
gnome on x11

Yes--that's what I get + a "Cairo-Dock Gnome" that defaults to the X11 session. I checked & I have what "looks" like all the Weston/Wayland components installed. I tried in another terminal (Ctrl+F2) to start a Wayland session, just not working. (I get an "X session is already running" warning). This is with "Xwayland".

If anyone has any other ideas--please chime in.