Wayland question

Recently, I ran Neofetch, just to see how it has changed. I saw this line:

DE: Plasma 5.20.4 (Wayland)

Does that mean I am actually running Wayland or not?

gary

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Find yourself

bash -c 'env | grep -i -E "XDG_SESSION_TYPE|wayland"'
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Or the more complicated way:

How to find which type session you're in, first run:

loginctl
[[email protected] ~]$ loginctl
SESSION  UID USER SEAT  TTY
      2 1000 htpc seat0    
     c1  966 sddm seat0    

2 sessions listed.

Then, substitute your session # (from output "2 1000 htpc seat0") into the following command:

loginctl show-session 2 -p Type
[[email protected] ~]$ loginctl show-session 2 -p Type
Type=x11
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Thank you for the info. I ran your tip:

bash -c 'env | grep -i -E "XDG_SESSION_TYPE|wayland"' ─╯
DESKTOP_SESSION=/usr/share/wayland-sessions/plasmawayland
XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland
WAYLAND_DISPLAY=wayland-0
QT_WAYLAND_FORCE_DPI=96

Wow! I am on wayland and it is running great.

thanks for the info!

gary

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When something happens, finally, after a long time, it is often an anti-climatic event. I have waited for Wayland so looooong! This time is a double-positive for me. Back in 2012, x.org, unilaterally decided that they did not want to support a number of graphic chips. At this time, they were so elitist that their web site did not even have a method to contact them.

So a bunch of us who purchased new computers could not run Linux. x.org is a dead project! good riddance...

gary