LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-05-2020, 08:58 AM   #1
skerit
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Disable scaling for certain XWayland applications


I'm running Gnome-shell with wayland, and it's working pretty well.
I'm using fractional scaling, so XWayland based applications are blurry, but most stuff I need actually supports wayland so it's not a big deal.

However: I would like to simply disable *all* scaling for certain applications, mainly games. They don't need any scaling, since they all have dpi/resolution settings in-game anyway. So now I'm playing on blown up 1080p resolutions on my 4K screen. Not good.

However: I can't find *any* help regarding this issue. Somehow, somewhere, it should be possible to disable this please.
 
Old 08-07-2020, 01:37 AM   #2
ferrari
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland, NZ
Distribution: openSUSE Leap
Posts: 4,823

Rep: Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904
I don't have a definitive answer here, and really not even sure if what you're asking is really possible on a per application basis, but in any case this thread may be of interest...
https://www.reddit.com/r/gnome/comme...ing_in_mutter/
and perhaps this as well...
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/-/issues/402
 
Old 08-07-2020, 08:13 AM   #3
skerit
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm afraid not. The poster on Reddit also wanted to disable scaling, but because back then any kind of Xwayland applications were blurry on scaled Wayland sessions. Even when scaling with an integer value.
I think that has since been resolved. Xwayland applications no longer look blurry on a scaled wayland session (unless scaling with a fractional value)

But even then: it shouldn't scale games. At. All.

I took a look at the pull request on gitlab too, but as I'm finding time and time again they started to talk about specific wlroots/sway implementations Those guys get all the good bits.
I also found a mention of the "xownersize" command line application, but that doesn't compile against modern X/Xwayland versions anymore
 
Old 08-07-2020, 03:45 PM   #4
ferrari
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland, NZ
Distribution: openSUSE Leap
Posts: 4,823

Rep: Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904Reputation: 904
I can only suggest a bug report to help progress this.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Wayland/Weston with XWayland works on DragonFly LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-23-2016 07:41 AM
LXer: Part Of XWayland Has Been Proposed For Mainlining LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-18-2013 12:21 AM
LXer: XWayland 2D Performance Appears Better Than XMir LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-01-2013 08:11 AM
LXer: Mainlining XWayland To Be Discussed Next Month LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-11-2012 07:42 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration