One of the very early distros to support Wayland was Maui. And now we have a way to try out Wayland on Fedora, thanks to a Redditer who figured it out. Gnome 3.14 s still under heavy development and things may break intermittently but here’s a chance to get a feel of Wayland.
- Download the
ISO(64-bit Fedora Live).
- Create a bootable USB and boot from it.
- Once on the Live Desktop, press
<Ctrl-Alt-Fx>[x stands for 1 to 6] to switch to different tty. Login as “liveuser” (without quotes).
- Once logged in, run the following commands:
$ sudo systemctl stop gdm (kills running X session) $ sudo dnf install gnome-session-wayland-session (install Xwayland and "Gnome on Wayland" GDM entry) $ gnome-session --session=gnome-wayland
You should now be running Wayland instead if X11. Some improvements to notice are: better mouse pointer acceleration, better Gnome 3.14 experience than with X11.