How to check if you’re running Wayland on Linux

January 6th, 2023

Wayland is the new display server protocol used by modern Linux installations. It replaces the old X11 protocol. It’s hipping on Ubuntu 22.04 by default.

To check: open a terminal, and echo the `XDG_SESSION_TYPE` variable.


It will output `wayland` or `x11`.

You can still try x11 if you like by selecting that option on login.

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