How to test Wayland on KDE Plasma?

I thought I was running Wayland since everybody but apparently I’m not.

since I’ve gotten my system to work like I want it to, with the exception of not being able to install docker-OSX at the moment.

How or what would I need to do to be able to test out Wayland? and not break my system?

Install the package plasma-wayland-session then reboot and select plasma wayland at the login screen.

If you want to switch back, just logout and select plasma at the login screen.

Please be aware that plasma on wayland is still considered experimental(by KDE). Depending on your use case and the applications you run, there may be some minor issues with wayland.

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Thank you for such a quick answer. is it really that simple to install just one package? that installs all the required dependencies?

that’s awesome.

There isn’t all that much needed.

>> pacman -Si plasma-wayland-session                                                                                                   
Repository      : extra
Name            : plasma-wayland-session
Version         : 5.25.2-1
Description     : Plasma Wayland session
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : LGPL
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : plasma-workspace  qt5-wayland  kwayland-integration  xorg-xwayland
Optional Deps   : None
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 6.48 KiB
Installed Size  : 3.32 KiB
Packager        : Antonio Rojas <>
Build Date      : Tue 28 Jun 2022 08:39:51 AM CDT
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature

You may find some additional things you want after you get started but that you get you going.

I just made an account in AskFedora and you are like in every Linux forum I visited so far spitting knowledge… Hats off friend.


Test and tell how it feels now :slightly_smiling_face:

In may when I tested KDE with Wayland it was still painfully buggy :grimacing:

(For me at least) it’s much better now than previously, and I’m sticking with it. Apps launch quicker, window placement and management are much better (system tray popups are no longer treated as windows and I need much fewer window rules for apps). No crashes on right click so far (and it’s been more than a week).

The only two issues affecting me are:

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The bigger problem for me is that several of the applications I need to use regularly have degraded or broken behaviour under wayland.

Yes, that used to be the case for me, and it is holding back wider adoption.

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Yeah, like xeyes, for example. :eyes: