…Then i switched to tumblewed and also had bugs. Also i broken the system many ties testing hehehe
You’re right. It needs some time to get used to Tumbleweed and to fine tune it. I started with Factory, and only after almost a year it became as stable as Arch.
Is there a place/repo where i can find Gnome2?
Sure, mate. Gnome 2 will never die.
I wanted to test out of curiosity, but didn’t find anywhere
Probably you’ve looked in wrong places. Get Gnome 2.32 here:
Live Gnome 2.32 ISOs are also included. Be patient - it takes 1-2 minutes, maybe more, to boot, even from a LiveUSB.
For me, Tumbleweed is the only distro that directly competes with Arch. But openSUSE also keeps the history of its older releases.
@Jakobnissen Your reply helped to concentrate on my Gnome configuration, and not to waste time looking for a solution elsewhere.
Yes, you’re right - it’s better to replace LightDM with GDM. But that’s not enough. I already did it earlier, but it didn’t help.
This time I not only replaced LightDM with GDM, but also explicitely uninstalled LightDM with all its dependencies:
sudo pacman -Rcnsu lightdm
It removed a dozen of LightDM-related packages and rebuilt MIME associations. After reboot Wayland is finally here. Weston is not needed:
$ date +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" && echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE 2017-07-20 16:02:28 wayland $
It’s now possible to test Wayland with proprietary Nvidia.
Thanks for help, @Jakobnissen
…I do run GDM instead of LightDM, as I’ve had trouble with the latter. Maybe give it a try?
Thank you, for clear, full, and precise answer.
So probably there’s an incongruence on my side. I tried to use GDM instead of LightDM, on freshly installed Antergos Gnome, but it didn’t help. I’ll retry the installation.
Hi respected Gnomers,
I didn’t follow Gnome 3 and Wayland development for a long time. Now I’d like to thouroughly test proprietary Nvidia drivers on Gnome-Wayland.
Apparently I can’t switch to Wayland on Antergos and Arch. Whichever session is selected at login screen, I always end up in Xorg. There’s no Wayland, neither with default LightDM nor with added GDM. XDG_SESSION_TYPE is always gets set to x11:
$ date +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" && echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE && optirun pwd 2017-07-20 14:14:38 x11 /home/just $
I even did a fresh Antergos Gnome installation, in default configuration. Then, tried to add (and remove) xorg-server-xwayland. Still no Wayland.
There are three Wayland packages installed by default in Antergos Gnome:
$ pacman -Q wayland wayland-protocols lib32-wayland wayland 1.13.0-1 wayland-protocols 1.9-1 lib32-wayland 1.13.0-1 $
I’m sure that some time ago Wayland session worked in Antergos Gnome, because I did some basic tests on it at that time. But now it’s not here.
There’s no problem to switch between Xorg and Wayland sessions on Tumbleweed, Fedora 26 and even Mageia 6. All three use GDM and have xorg-server-xwayland installed. Weston is not installed. XDG_SESSION_TYPE gets set to wayland:
$ date +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" && echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE 2017-07-20 14:32:28 wayland $
The question is simple. Can you start a Gnome session that runs on Wayland, without Weston? If you believe that the system runs on Wayland, what does this command return for you? :
$ date +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" && echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE 2017-07-20 14:39:04 x11 $
Thanks for reading
…(without the drivers nVidia and Bumblebee because I had black screen)…
So probably you have experimented with Bumblebee and got bad results, haven’t you? How did you remove Bumblebee? Did you re-install Antergos from scratch?
Bumblebee (bbswitch) switches Nvidia GPU ON and OFF automatically. If Bumblebee was not configured properly, or was not uninstalled correctly, it may leave Nvidia GPU switched ON, which is wrong.
If the system constantly runs on Nvidia instead of Intel, it gets overheated, independently from CPU usage.
Just a guess.
I found that os-prober works as it should when the partitions on which other operating systems are installed are mounted. So manually mount partitions before running os-prober.
Very intersting, I didn’t know or thought about that. Will probably try it, will mount by hand 12 other partitions with Linuxes, during a future install. Thanks for info.
It would be really nice if that was documented on the Arch Wiki Nvidia pages.
Thanks for suggestion. I don’t maintain Arch Wiki Nvidia pages anymore, but I’ll add this info to Antergos Wiki Nvidia page.
Just to confirm, this should disable the GPU, only use the intel graphics, and have no Nouveau driver issues?
Not exactly. Nvidia GPU is never enabled in Optimus computers by default. I.e., it is always switched off by default. Removing nouveau driver just ensures that it will be never switched on. (Re)installing intel driver ensures that you won’t remain without any video driver at all.
I speak only about Optimus computers which discrete video card (Nvidia) doesn’t controlled directly from BIOS.
Is there a simple painless way for me to just disable it without messing with driver compatibility issues and all sorts of other problems.
sudo pacman -S xf86-video-intel sudo pacman -Rcnsu xf86-video-nouveau