How to switch Ubuntu to Xorg from Wayland

This quick tutorial shows you how to switch between xorg and Wayland display servers on Ubuntu. On the surface, you won’t notice any change in the display. But since Wayland is newer, many applications may not work properly with it. Whichever display server may be the default, the other one also remains accessible to you, and you may switch to it. I am going to show you how to switch between Xorg and Wayland display servers on Ubuntu.

Restart you Ubuntu system. At the login screen, under the password field, you’ll see a gear icon. Just click on it and you’ll see two options here.

The default Ubuntu means it will be using Wayland while Ubuntu on Xorg obviously means it will use Xorg. You can select Ubuntu on Xorg to use Xorg here.

Select Xorg and login into system

All set!


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