Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: xorg-server 21.1.0
Xwayland - an X server for running X clients under Wayland.
is an X server and a Wayland client. It plays the role of a proxy between
legacy X clients which do not support the Wayland protocols and the Wayland
Usually, Xwayland is spawned automatically by the Wayland server
and runs rootless so that X clients integrate seamlessly with the rest
of the Wayland desktop. It is however possible for a user to launch Xwayland
non-rootless, mainly for testing purposes.
Like all of the X servers, Xwayland accepts the command line options
described in the Xserver(7) manual page.
The following additional arguments are supported as well.
Use EGLStream backend for NVidia GPUs. If Xwayland was compiled with
EGLStream support, this option will instruct Xwayland to try that
backend first, then fallback to the GBM backend if EGLStream is not supported
by the Wayland server. Without this option, Xwayland tries the GBM
backend first, and fallback to EGLStream if GBM is not usable.
- -initfd fd
Add the given fd as a listen socket for initialization of X clients.
This options is aimed at Wayland servers which run Xwayland
on-demand, to be able to spawn specific X clients which need to complete
before other regular X clients can connect to Xwayland, like xrdb.
- -listen fd
deprecated, use -listenfd instead.
- -listenfd fd\fP
Add given fd as a listen socket. This option is used by the Wayland
server to pass Xwayland the socket where X clients connect.
Run Xwayland rootless, so that X clients integrate seamlessly with
Wayland clients in a Wayland desktop. That requires the Wayland server
to be an X window manager as well.
Force the shared memory backend instead of glamor (if available) for passing
buffers to the Wayland server.
- -verbose [n]
Sets the verbosity level for information printed on stderr. If the
value isn't supplied, each occurrence of this option increments the
verbosity level. When the
value is supplied, the verbosity level is set to that value. The default
verbosity level is 0.
Show the server version and exit.
- -wm fd
This option is used by the Wayland server to pass Xwayland
the socket where the X window manager client connects, when Xwayland
is running with -rootless.
the name of the display of the Wayland server.
disable glamor and DRI3 support in Xwayland, for testing purposes.
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