Ubuntu – When will NVidia fully support Wayland (Ubuntu 17.10)


I was wondering if there is an ETA on when NVidia will fully support Wayland (if not already)?

I have the latest proprietary driver installed (GeForce 940M 390.25 driver) however, I have to set the GPU (prime-select) to Intel in-order to login (otherwise need to fix using tty2). I assume this is because the NVidia driver still does not support Wayland. I do all of my GPU intensive activities on Windows however, still would like the option in Ubuntu 17.10 to use the better-performance NVidia GPU.

Best Answer

By accident, trying to fix screen tearing when using latest Nvidia driver in X.org, when I rebooted noticed that it rebooted into Wayland (tested with echo $DESKTOP_SESSION). Idecided to try prime select query, I got: nvidia.

The Solution:
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/zz-nvidia-modeset.conf add options "nvidia-drm modeset=1" and save.
Run sudo update-initramfs -u

sudo cat /sys/module/nvidia_drm/parameters/modeset
Should say y for modeset=1 then, xrandr --verbose 1st section, (the laptop display), should show PRIME Synchronization: 1

Note: Nvidia-settings still do not open even with xhost +local. ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system

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