• Can't Start Wayland Plasma from LightDM or SDDM


    I am using the latest Nvidia proprietary drivers on a GTX 980 Ti. I installed the plasma-wayland-session and the sddm packages. However, whenever I try to start the session from either the LightDM or the SDDM, the screen turns black for a moment before taking me back to the login manager.

    What do I need to do to use the plasma wayland session?

  • Is this working at all? i hear only that this does not work with nvidia driver, others seems to work like AMD and Intel…

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  • @joekamprad thank you for your response. I’m under the impression from KDE Archwiki that it is in fact working.

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    I know that Nvidia introduced Wayland support into their drivers some time ago. Is it in fact not supported from a KDE level, then? I can’t find anything concrete.

  • i do not find any concrete too only discussion about…
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=KDE-Wayland-No-NVIDIA-Specific
    https://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2016/09/to-eglstream-or-not/

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3-wm#gnome-shell

  • @joekamprad So, correct me if I’m wrong. If I want to attempt to use Wayland with Nvidia proprietary drivers, then I need to use Gnome? Or Wayland with Nvidia doesn’t work at all?

  • At the moment Wayland doesn’t work with proprietary Nvidia-drivers.
    Options are either use nouveau or X11 and nvidia.
    http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=313990
    But I don’t think the work on this should take too much time. But after all it’s Nvidia and theire astonishing Linux-Support…
    Lucky me, Iam using i3 and when support is done i will switch to sway. But Iam not in a hurry.

    mutze

    eternal noob

  • @mutze said in Can't Start Wayland Plasma from LightDM or SDDM:

    At the moment Wayland doesn’t work with proprietary Nvidia-drivers.

    Not totally true ;) I get this working under Gnome 3.24, and was able to start a session too!
    But it was very slow and eats all of my CPU+Memory… so on one hand needs a lot configuration and on the other hand it is not complete at all…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3-wm#gnome-shell

  • @joekamprad
    So your CPU did the trick and not your GPU. This will change at the time Nvidia releases a driver with wayland support.

    mutze

    eternal noob

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