Wayland in Tails 5.0 (Bullseye)
Run the GNOME session on Wayland instead of X.Org, and adjust whatever is needed such as:
- Our test suite uses
xdotool, that only partly works on Wayland:
xdotool set_desktop Nstill works, but
xdotool key Superdoesn’t, and
xdotool search --nameonly works for apps that are not Wayland native.
- We run quite a few of GUI apps under gksudo/pkexec/sudo, such as the
Unsafe Browser. This can be worked
for apps that run via XWayland (i.e. not Wayland-native apps) with
xhost +si:localuser:root, which might be acceptable as a temporary transition measure, as long as there’s a clear plan to fix that at some point (since it defeats some of the benefits of switching to Wayland in the first place, such as security improvement, a11y / IBus / on-screen keyboard support in all graphical apps)
- Consider dropping the 89cc641f39a5414e763112f698739bb2351da7d8 hack: there are rumors that GDM’s session does not linger after login on Wayland.
- Debian bugs tagged wayland