• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

[Phoronix] A Short Video Tour Of The Wayland Display Server

Jan 15, 2010
73 (0.03/day)
System Name Magicbox
Processor Phenom 965 (3.8GHz)
Motherboard M5A97
Cooling Thermaltake Frio + AC Twin Turbo II
Memory 4x8GB DDR3 (1600MHz)
Video Card(s) HD7850 (1000/1250)
Storage 2TB + 1TB
Display(s) Acer 20.1" LED
Case HAF 912
Audio Device(s) Xonar DX
Power Supply Silent Pro 850W
Software Kubuntu + Windows 7
There's been a lot of talk lately about the Wayland Display Server since it was announced Ubuntu is going to deploy their Unity Desktop atop Wayland. The new Wayland mailing list has become lively with end-users and developers and there's more people now trying out this experimental lightweight display server that leverages OpenGL ES, kernel mode-setting, and the Graphics Execution Manager, among other recent Linux graphics technologies. Most people though still haven't seen or used Wayland, but here's a short video showing it off...

It still doesn't do much, but it promises interesting changes to the user desktop experience.

Easy Rhino

Linux Advocate
Nov 13, 2006
14,405 (3.56/day)
System Name VHOST01 | Desktop
Processor i7 980x | i5 7500 Kaby Lake
Motherboard Gigabyte x58 Extreme | AsRock MicroATX Z170M Exteme4
Cooling Prolimatech Megahelams | Stock
Memory 6x4 GB @ 1333 | 2x 8G Gskill Aegis DDR4 2400
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 210 | Nvidia GTX 970 FTW+
Storage 4x2 TB Enterprise RAID5 |Corsair mForce nvme 250G
Display(s) N/A | Dell 27" 1440p 8bit GSYNC
Case Lian Li ATX Mid Tower | Corsair Carbide 400C
Audio Device(s) NA | On Board
Power Supply SeaSonic 500W Gold | Seasonic SSR-650GD Flagship Prime Series 650W Gold
Mouse N/A | Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard N/A | Posiden Z RGB Cherry MX Brown
Software Centos 7 | Windows 10
i have never had a problem with the x server but this new display server seems a lot more promising.