Reflector-simple doesn't open

I had to reinstall my system and I realized that Sway Community Edition is no longer supported, so I went on the journey to install everything myself. The problem is that when I try to open reflector-simple, it doesn’t work.

I get this error: (yad:1300): Gtk-WARNING **: 19:13:53.474: cannot open display:

I tried executing it with the environment variables like DISPLAY=$WAYLAND_DISPLAY, GDK_BACKEND=x11, GDK_BACKEND=wayland but nothing works.

How do I solve it?

This is not specific to reflector-simple only. I get this error with other programs too e.g. lxappearance

I assume it’s any program that doesn’t run on Wayland natively, but I haven’t tested it.

You probably did, but did you install xorg-xwayland?

Yes, I did.

What value do you have for variables DISPLAY and WAYLAND_DISPLAY?

echo $DISPLAY outputs nothing
echo $WAYLAND_DISPLAY outputs wayland-1

is because of
GDK_BACKEND=x11

when i do change things it worked

i didnt run completely but i search for the x11 backend…

probably with this brakes the welcome ?

The problem is solved. Thanks for the help anyway!

I don’t know what exactly solved the problem, but I installed my pgklist that I saved before I reinstalled my system and after rebooting everything works.

I think the problem was a missing xorg package, not sure which one as I installed everything in one go, but it’s probably xorg-xhost since it’s the one that controls access to the display connection (I think).

echo $DISPLAY now outputs :0
echo $DISPLAY_WAYLAND still outputs wayland-1

ah yeah, i have nothing like xorg-server installed, xorg-xhost is indeed needed for pkexec…, gparted needed that

this case idk :slight_smile:

For the record, can you show the pkglist here?

Using GDK_BACKEND=wayland in function eos_yad seems to cause welcome to disconnect its tabs, apparently because of yad.
On Plasma I didn’t see other issues with yad based apps.

is mayby my error dont have any xorg-server or xorg-server-common …idk i am bad example i gues

No problem. Here it is:

accountsservice
acpi
adobe-source-han-sans-cn-fonts
adobe-source-han-sans-jp-fonts
adobe-source-han-sans-kr-fonts
alsa-firmware
alsa-plugins
alsa-utils
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arc-gtk-theme-eos
archlinux-xdg-menu
awesome-terminal-fonts
b43-fwcutter
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bc
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cryptsetup
dbus-broker
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dex
dhclient
diffuse
diffutils
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dmraid
dnsmasq
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dotnet-sdk
downgrade
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dvgrab
e2fsprogs
efibootmgr
efitools
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eos-apps-info
eos-hooks
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eos-qogir-icons
eos-quickstart
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eos-sddm-theme
eos-skel-ce-sway
eos-update-notifier
ethtool
evhz-git
exfatprogs
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flameshot
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foot
fsarchiver
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go
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grim
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gst-plugin-pipewire
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gtk-engine-murrine
gtk-layer-shell
gvfs
haveged
hdparm
htop
hunspell
hwdetect
hwinfo
imv
inetutils
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intel-ucode
inxi
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irqbalance
iwd
jdk-openjdk
jfsutils
jq
keepassxc
kernel-install-for-dracut
krita
less
lib32-gamemode
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lib32-sdl2
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s-nail
sg3_utils
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sudo
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swaylock
sysfsutils
sysstat
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thunar-archive-plugin
thunar-media-tags-plugin
thunar-volman
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timeshift-autosnap
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tofi
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ttf-jetbrains-mono
ttf-liberation
ttf-nerd-fonts-symbols
ttf-opensans
ttf-ubuntu-font-family
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upower
usb_modeswitch
usbutils
vi
wavpack
wayland-protocols
welcome
wget
which
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wlprop
wofi
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xdg-desktop-portal-wlr
xdg-user-dirs
xdg-utils
xed
xf86-input-libinput
xfce4-terminal
xfsprogs
xl2tpd
xmlto
xorg-server
xorg-xdpyinfo
xorg-xhost
xorg-xinit
xorg-xinput
xorg-xkill
xorg-xrandr
xorg-xwayland
xterm
yambar
yay
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