Each time I update my Fedora desktop to new release (usually around Beta) I give a try to Wayland. Which shows that I still use X11.
My desktop has Ryzen cpu and NVidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. Only one monitor (34” 3440x1440). I use binary blobs as this generation of GPU chipset is not really usable with FOSS driver (nouveau).
For desktop environment I use KDE. Which means Plasma desktop/panel, Konsole and few KDE apps. Firefox and Chrome as web browsers, Thunderbird for mail, Steam for gaming and Zoom (or Google Meet) for most of video calls.
Issues this time
So what went wrong? Several things:
- KDE decided that KEY_4 is the same as KEY_KP4. Too bad that I have separate actions on them. Already reported by someone else.
- Zoom does not even want to cooperate — opens window for a moment and quits. There is a discussion in Zoom forum for this.
- Google Meet in Chrome listed only 3 windows when I tried to share a window and there was no way to share whole screen (got black screen instead). XWayland related?
- MPV movie player refused to use any hardware accelerated output.
- Factorio game at first worked in 60 fps. But then I loaded bigger base and it went down to 1.3 fps (while it is around 60 fps under X11).
Did not tested other games — have far too much time spent in Factorio and plan to finally do last achievement there.
Would love to be able to get rid of video meetings but they are part of remote work. Having to switch whole desktop session just to addend a meeting feels weird.
Things which went fine
I would like to list several things which went fine compared to my previous attempts. The only one visible one was that font sizes are finally more consistent with X11 session. They are not the same size in pixels but year ago they were much bigger under Wayland.
Maybe next time
I will give another try in 6 months — after upgrade to Fedora 38 Beta.