Zorin on Wayland

lekkerlinux

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I am running Zorin on Wayland and thus far it seems more responsive than before. I know it's almost just Fedora that run Wayland by default on Fedora Workstation.

Anyone with experience using Wayland? The good and the bad?
 
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I've been using it for almost a year now. I've had good luck with it. I like it.
Use it with a GeForce 960 and a GeForce RTX 2080, and also Intel 600HD.

Fedora's implementation works with the proprietary nvidia xorg drivers.

xorg is still the default for Ubuntu, but it seems not for long...

 

lekkerlinux

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I've been using it for almost a year now. I've had good luck with it. I like it.
Use it with a GeForce 960 and a GeForce RTX 2080, and also Intel 600HD.

Fedora's implementation works with the proprietary nvidia xorg drivers.

xorg is still the default for Ubuntu, but it seems not for long...

I have noticed less screen tearing with Wayland, but when the screen goes blank as I have chosen it to do, and I move the mouse and click escape the desktop is split in two with I vertical line down the middle. At least I can still click on the menu. This was in Zorin 15.2.

While using Fedora Workstation, after an update it restarts and installs the updates. After that when I click on a icon the programs don't start up. Don't know if this has something to do with Wayland or Maybe Gnome acting up? Have to restart again.

Zorin probably uses a older version of Gnome. Oh yeah, I use some Radeon HD 6670 card(2 GB GDDR3) from years ago and it works better with newer graphics drivers and Linux kernels.

So Wayland works better for me, it's just the strange behaviour with the split screen.
 

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While using Fedora Workstation, after an update it restarts and installs the updates. After that when I click on a icon the programs don't start up. Don't know if this has something to do with Wayland or Maybe Gnome acting up? Have to restart again.
I haven't had this problem. But when you say you have to restart "again".
I assume you already restarted after the updates? If not, you will always need to.

With the nVidia drivers installed, anytime there is a kernel update, you have to wait about 2 mins
before rebooting, because has to re-compile the kernel modules.
 

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I haven't had this problem. But when you say you have to restart "again".
I assume you already restarted after the updates? If not, you will always need to.

With the nVidia drivers installed, anytime there is a kernel update, you have to wait about 2 mins
before rebooting, because has to re-compile the kernel modules.
Yes, Fedora always installs and restarts again after an update. I tried using it after that and the program icons didn't open the programs like they should. I then restarted again and it got stuck for 10 minutes on some processes and I get impatient and force restarted it again.

I have a AMD APU and Radeon graphics card.
 

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I should get a amd/radeon card and try some of this stuff. I am running a Ryzen CPU (no built-in gpu)
Fedora normally doesn't "auto-restart" after an update. Are you using dnf-automatic?
 

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I should get a amd/radeon card and try some of this stuff. I am running a Ryzen CPU (no built-in gpu)
Fedora normally doesn't "auto-restart" after an update. Are you using dnf-automatic?
Not as far as I know. Fedora is different to other Linux distros, because it gives you the choice to restart and install after it downloaded the updates.

So no auto restart, I have to click the option to restart and install. Zorin downloads updates and then installs and sometimes require a restart after that.
 
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lekkerlinux

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As far as I am concerned, there can arise some difficulties
You are absolutely right and I am not very technically knowledgeable to know if a problem is because of Wayland or Gnome or how they work together.

I did not get the split screen while using Fedora with Gnome and Wayland. Different Linux distros also use various Gnome versions.
 


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