Activity log for bug #1700848

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2017-06-27 21:57:26 Jeremy Bicha bug added bug
2017-06-28 02:54:02 Bryan Quigley bug added subscriber Bryan Quigley
2017-10-24 10:33:00 Mantas Kriaučiūnas bug added subscriber Mantas Kriaučiūnas
2017-10-24 10:33:07 Mantas Kriaučiūnas bug added subscriber Baltix GNU/Linux system developers
2017-10-24 10:33:13 Launchpad Janitor ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2017-10-27 13:33:52 Jeremy Bicha description Since Ubuntu 16.10, mesa-utils has been installed by default (I think this is because libqt5gui5 Recommends: mesa-utils). mesa-utils provides these binaries: glxdemo glxgears glxheads glxinfo For 17.10, Ubuntu plans to switch to GNOME on Wayland as default (or at least installed by default desktop). glxgears can run in GNOME on Wayland but it is running under XWayland instead of using native Wayland. mesa-utils-extras provides these binaries: es2_info es2gears_wayland es2gears_x11 es2tri (By the way, es2gears is symlinked to es2gears_x11). So if a user wants to test whether Wayland is running successfully, they can try to run es2gears_wayland. If Wayland is not running, the app will not start. Therefore, I propose that we install the minimal mesa-utils-extra by default as a fun troubleshooting tool. mesa-utils-extra is built from the same source as mesa-utils (mesa-demos) so all we need is to add this as a Recommends from ubuntu-desktop. Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04 installed mesa-utils by default because libqt5gui5 at the time had Recommends: mesa-utils. mesa-utils provides these binaries: glxdemo glxgears glxheads glxinfo For 17.10, Ubuntu plans to switch to GNOME on Wayland as default (or at least installed by default desktop). glxgears can run in GNOME on Wayland but it is running under XWayland instead of using native Wayland. mesa-utils-extras provides these binaries: es2_info es2gears_wayland es2gears_x11 es2tri (By the way, es2gears is symlinked to es2gears_x11). So if a user wants to test whether Wayland is running successfully, they can try to run es2gears_wayland. If Wayland is not running, the app will not start. Therefore, I propose that we install the minimal mesa-utils-extra by default as a fun troubleshooting tool. mesa-utils-extra is built from the same source as mesa-utils (mesa-demos) so all we need is to add this as a Recommends from ubuntu-desktop. These are some other ways to check if you are running Wayland: https://askubuntu.com/questions/904940/how-can-i-tell-if-i-am-running-wayland/968772#968772