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

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Oct 14 08:42:05 CEST 2018

On 10/10/2018 01:19 AM, Dale Powell wrote:
>     > 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:
>     https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-disable-wayland-and-enable-xorg-display-server-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux
>     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.
> I would have been more inclined to believe the official Ubuntu Blog post 
> but if that wasn't your experience how can I argue. I've only installed 
> the Studio and the Xubuntu versions of 18.04 which I'm pretty sure were 
> Xorg...
> And the official Ubuntu Wiki also says Xorg is the default, you have to 
> select/enable Wayland.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes#Ubuntu_Desktop
> BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes - Ubuntu Wiki 
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes#Ubuntu_Desktop>
> Introduction. These release notes for Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver) 
> provide an overview of the release and document the known issues with 
> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and its flavors. For details of the changes applied 
> since 18.04, please see the 18.04.1 change summary.The release notes for 
> 18.04 are available as well.. Support lifespan. The 'main' archive of 
> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 ...
> wiki.ubuntu.com

Followup. Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS successfully installed on my laptop, 
without any Wayland/Xorg switchery although Ubuntu's Software Updater 
doesn't seem to exist on Xubuntu. Added the KXStudio repositories and 
now have a successful Ubuntu 18 music setup. :)

David W. Jones
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