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Wayland Window Manager

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Aremis, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Aremis

    Aremis Member

    May 31, 2014
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    I have known about wayland for a few years and see a lot of positives to it.

    After sitting on the toilet ofr 10 minutes I had a thought pop in my head. "Use wayland for gaming! Maybe it would work differently?"

    Structurally it is different than X and it uses the drivers a little differently as well. So would it work? Can anyone here vouche for it?
  2. Daerandin

    Daerandin Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2013
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    The wayland display server is the planned replacement for X. At the moment you would not be able to do any proper gaming since I know nvidia have yet to make drivers for wayland, but I don't know if AMD have made drivers for wayland. Open source drivers have wayland support, but you would not get the same performance with those drivers.

    I think it is best to hold out until larger distros start using wayland as default instead of x.

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