Plasma is a Desktop Use Plasma to surf the web; keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family; manage your files, enjoy music and videos; and get creative and productive at work. KDE Sees A Number Of Fixes To Dolphin, Plasma On Wayland Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 14 November 2020 at 06:33 AM EST. The KDE Plasma 5.20 on Wayland will work with NVIDIA GPUs with proprietary drivers. "Plasma 5.16 has been developed to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. Upon logging in user session, it only gives me a black screen with a cursor on the left upper corner. Obviously I have an Nvidia card in my system with proprietary driver nvidia-gfxG05-kmp-default-440.100_k5. I just tried to run a plasma wayland session with nvidia-370 drivers and nvidia-prime for optimus support. For Qt an additional package called dev-qt/qtwaylandis required. Nvidia + Nouveau + Wayland: Logs in, and instantly freezes my machine. Copyright © 2004 - 2020 by Phoronix Media. OBS Studio and more to come) (Aleix Pol Gonzalez, Plasma 5.20) Klipper now uses the Wayland clipboard and works as you would expect in a Wayland session (David Edmundson, Plasma 5.20) Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Try Manjaro without modifying your current operating system. All rights reserved. It would seem, from a pragmatic perspective, that Wayland is not supporting NVidia hardware and EGLstreams, rather than the opposite. The most complex task is to implement Wayland support in KWin, KDE Plasma's Compositor and Window Manager. As announced in the blog post, both of these I’m installing like I would in any Ubuntu install that came with another DE: sudo apt install kubuntu-desktop Set sddm instead of gdm3. Read the complete coverage here. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via KDE Plasma on Wayland still has a long journey to walk to provide an experience similar to the one GNOME already provides. Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. The team introduced a package kwin-wayland-nvidia which takes care of this and it needs to be manually activated though. Now : I know this subject has probably been constantly brought up for a decade but… Could an NVIDIA developer step in and tell us the situation on the desktop performance when using the Nvidia proprietary driver with the KDE Desktop (KWin/Plasma) ? Plasma 5.20 beta brings better Wayland support, refinements to the look-and-feel of various desktop elements, various improvements to KDE … The KDE Blog announced this massive feature which is coming to the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.20. ... Its not really that NVIDIA + KDE is a bad experience, but only NVIDIA + kwin. 16. A Fedora proposal to move KDE Plasma to the Wayland display server in the next Fedora release, coming in six months time, has been approved. The X11 display server continues to stay as well in Fedora. The name originally stood for Kool Desktop Environment and was also a pun on CDE (Common Desktop Environment), a proprietary Unix desktop. Plasma/Wayland/Nvidia. I mean, NVidia attempted to seemingly force support. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. Wayland doesn’t support Nvidia! wlroots is a dominating force in the Wayland ecosystem and the tide is clearly moving our way. Content is available under,, KDE on wayland with Nvidia Disclaimer: I am using manjaro KDE version 5.19. i don't know much about compositing, correct me is there is a mistake, i have a nvidia GPU, this is for nvidia GPU. “Con KDE Plasma 5.20, el entorno de escritorio KDE Plasma ha llegado a un punto en el que casi todas las funciones de uso común en el escritorio y todas las aplicaciones principales funcionan en el entorno Plasma Wayland en todas las GPU principales (incluida NVIDIA con el controlador privativo). Even if we had things like TeamViewer would not work any more. Kubuntu ships the 4th scheduled bugfix release of 5.16 (5.16.5)." The Plasma Wayland session no longer requires that you manually set an environment variable to make NVIDIA GPUs using the proprietary driver function properly. It’s just a matter of personal taste, nothing related to any project needs. A Phoronix reader tipped us off to NVIDIA developer comments last month in response to a KDE EGLStreams bug. Westonis the reference implementation of the concept, but each desktop environment implements their own composition manager. You need a very up-to-date Qt. 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