I have a few simple questions, maybe someone can help me. After a long break (about 9 years) of working in the Windows environment, it so happens that I am returning to the Linux environment.
I used to work a lot on Gentoo and I have at least some basic knowledge, but over time I’ve lost it a bit.
At first I thought of putting my home PC on Gentoo, but after thinking about it I decided to switch to ArchLinux to save time, but then I saw endeavouros and I really liked it for its simplicity! I think it’s perfect for a home PC.
Games or workloads that it will be used: Cybersecurity, Virtual Machines, Lab Environment, small web project (JS, Frontend), games?.. Time to time POE, HUNT: Showdown and POE2.
Characteristics of my PC:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 4.2 GHz 8-Core
CPU Cooler: *Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: *MSI B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard
yes, you only need to install plasma-wayland-session with sudo pacman -S plasma-wayland-session - afterwards the login screen should offer a wayland option. (Not sure if the installer also offers to install that package)
You can add a sddm config to also start sddm in wayland but that is “advanced”.
I don’t see any performance difference on my 6750XT on a Ryzen 7700X
In the last months I have been playing on Steam only (native games and proton games), before I also played WoW with lutris and wine-staging from the Repo - didn’t notice and performance differences there, either.
I am pretty sure it does not install the wayland-session by default.
My comment was aimed at it maybe being offered in the list of additional packages to install. My last install was quite some time ago, so I also don’t know but I remember that there was a list of additional packages offered in calamares that one could choose from to install in addition to the stock system.