[LAU] GxPlugins.lv2, Wayland and X (Was: Re: Linux-audio-user Digest, Vol 140, Issue 9)

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Wed Oct 10 09:22:47 CEST 2018

On 10/08/2018 11:16 PM, Dale Powell wrote:

> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org> 
> on behalf of David W. Jones <gnome at hawaii.rr.com>
> *Sent:* 09 October 2018 00:46
> *To:* linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
> *Subject:* Re: [LAU] GxPlugins.lv2, Wayland and X (Was: Re: 
> Linux-audio-user Digest, Vol 140, Issue 9)
>     On October 8, 2018 2:27:50 AM HST, Juha Siltala wrote:
>     > 
>     > > Hmm, do they work on Ubuntu 18.04's Gnome3-based user interface
>     > > running on top of Wayland (without X)?
>     > 
>     > AFAIK any X client will work in a Wayland session just fine, thanks to
>     > XWayland.
>     > 
>     > JS
>     XFCE won't run on Ubuntu 18.04 unless you set Ubuntu to use X
>     instead of Wayland. And it doesn't run reliably even then.
> Xorg is the default, not Wayland, so you must have enabled Wayland to be 
> using it at all (although it does come with it as shipped so you can do 
> so at install I would assume.)
> https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/01/26/bionic-beaver-18-04-lts-to-use-xorg-by-default
> <https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/01/26/bionic-beaver-18-04-lts-to-use-xorg-by-default>
> Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS to use Xorg by default | Ubuntu blog 
> <https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/01/26/bionic-beaver-18-04-lts-to-use-xorg-by-default>
> Bionic Beaver, the codename for the next Ubuntu LTS release, is due in 
> April 2018 and will ship with both the traditional Xorg graphics stack 
> as well as the newer Wayland based stack, but Xorg will be the default.
> blog.ubuntu.com

That's not what happened to me.

> But neither Xubuntu

There doesn't appear to be an XUbuntu release anymore.

> nor Ubuntu Studio, the two releases based on XFCE, 
> come with Wayland. Not sure why you would be using it on an XFCE system 
> at all.... The way things currently stand not sure I'd use it on 
> anything but a KDE/Plasma install.

I downloaded the 18.04.1 LTS, installed it over my existing 16.04 LTS 
installation. It never prompted me about choosing between Wayland or X.

When I added XFCE4 to it after 18.04.1 was successfully installed, XFCE 
either wouldn't start or it would freeze up. It still doesn't get along 
with the Gnome3 privacy screen, either.

I found this post:


Where it states that the default Ubuntu 18.04 BB installation comes with 
Wayland enabled, and you need to disable Wayland to use X instead.

And here's a post about XFCE transitioning to Wayland:


Not encouraging.

David W. Jones
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