xdiagnose does nothing in Wayland

Bug #1616742 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2016-08-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Medium
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xdiagnose (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

What happens
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1. Try Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta on a computer using open source graphics drivers (Intel is recommended).
2. On the login screen, select your user name. Before entering your password, click the gear button and choose "GNOME on Wayland". Enter your password and log in.
3. Try to run xdiagnose.
4. Nothing happens

What I expected
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1. xdiagnose could be adapted to analyze and report issues with Wayland
2. xdiagnose could explain why it doesn't work on Wayland
3. Otherwise, it would be nice if xdiagnose wouldn't show up in the Activities Overview when Wayland is running but that's more complicated. (Maybe XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP could be expanded to add Wayland as a string and xdiagnose.desktop could add NotShowIn=Wayland)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2016-08-25
tags: added: wayland
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

New installs of Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 do not have xdiagnose.

Since the Ubuntu Desktop team has a goal of switching to GNOME on Wayland by default for 18.04 LTS, I propose we drop xdiagnose from the default Ubuntu install too.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

xdiagnose provides hooks for apport, so that folks filing bugs against xorg etc actually provide something useful to debug with

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

that said, maybe those could be moved to xorg itself..

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Timo, that sounds like a good idea.

I'd like for us to stop installing xdiagnose by default. Because of how GNOME's Activities Overview works (big app icons without much distraction), xdiagnose would be very prominent.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I don't know if you noticed, but the only flavors currently installing xdiagnose are Ubuntu (Desktop), Ubuntu Budgie and Ubuntu Kylin, so it's not a very popular utility among flavors.

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xdiagnose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in xdiagnose (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

xdiagnose is no longer referenced by the ubuntu-desktop seed in recent releases.

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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