I recently installed Manjaro 22.0 with Gnome/Wayland on a spare PC to test the Intel ARC A750 GPU. After just a little tweaking it is running Steam and several DX11 games pretty well. I am fairly new to Manjaro but I like it enough that I’m considering installing on my normal gaming PC with a Nvidia GPU. I tried a wayland distro about a year ago and it had strange issues with Nvidia. Just wondering if anyone has had good luck with wayland/Nvidia before I go for it.
My gaming PC is : Intel i5-13600 CPU with Nvidia RTX 3060ti GPU, 32GB DDR5, MSI Z690 MB
X11 and Nvidia driver work well together.
I have read some treads, that Wayland and Nvdia driver don´t work well.
Any reason you would want Wayland with Nvidia? Personally I would stick with the default X11 I don’t see a benefit that would weight more than the problems you may/will have with Wayland.
I thought wayland was now the default on gnome now? If he wants gnome he’s better off using x11 though like you said
Technically, however there are requirements and exceptions.
Most notably, Wayland is disabled on hybrid laptops with a discrete NVIDIA GPU.
However, Fedora thinks they know better and enable Wayland anyway.
I’m sure that Wayland/Nvidia situation is not quite ready yet. I feel it will take some time to adapt to a newer and hopefully more efficient protocol. I like the wayland model in theory, especially for gaming. Reduced latency is possible with client-side rendering, and code may be simpler, which could mean faster. I know a lot of legacy applications will have to be rewritten but I think eventually Wayland will be adopted as a standard. Like anything new it takes time to implement. The fact that it is a little tricky with Nvidia makes me want to install a wayland based system and play with it - kind of a challenge