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I’m running Debian Testing on a laptop, and I would like to disable Wayland because not all of the tools that I use currently have first-class support for it. There is an old post that I used to reference to get this to work, but it appears that gdm3 changed the naming conventions for the configuration file in a newer version.
There used to be a file called /etc/gdm3/custom.conf which appears to have been renamed to /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf in newer versions of Debian. Luckily the contents of this file are more or less the same.
# GDM configuration storage # # See /usr/share/gdm/gdm.schemas for a list of available options. [daemon] # Uncomment the line below to force the login screen to use Xorg #WaylandEnable=false # Enabling automatic login # AutomaticLoginEnable = true # AutomaticLogin = user1 # Enabling timed login # TimedLoginEnable = true # TimedLogin = user1 # TimedLoginDelay = 10 [security] [xdmcp] [chooser] [debug] # Uncomment the line below to turn on debugging # More verbose logs # Additionally lets the X server dump core if it crashes #Enable=true
In order to disable Wayland and switch back to X11, you should uncomment
#WaylandEnable=flalse in this configuration file and restart your computer to apply the changes.
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