GDM fails to start in Wayland mode, falls back to X11
Running up-to-date Arch on XPS 15 9560. GDM is version 3.38.2. Laptop has Intel and NVIDIA cards, only Intel is connected to display, NVIDIA is kept powered off, proprietary driver not installed.
WaylandEnable=false is not set in
/run/gdm/custom.conf does not get created either (so
gdm-disable-wayland is not triggered via
It seems like GDM first tries to start the greeter with Wayland, but that fails for some unclear reason, and then it falls back to X11. I've also cleared
gdm user's home directory) to be sure, but the issue still occurs.
gdm.log Attaching output of
journalctl -b -u gdm with
[debug] Enable=true set in
/etc/gdm/custom.conf. Note this line:
Gdm: GdmDisplay: Session never registered, failing.
I'm available to supply more info if needed.