Plasma Wayland on Solus

EDIT : April 2021 – You can now install a package to create the missing desktop file

sudo eopkg install plasma-workspace-wayland-session

I have been dropping in and out of Plasma Wayland sessions for a while now and with every release it seems to get more and more stable, and people keep asking me how to get it running on Solus. Solus as a project, do not support Wayland yet and drop the desktop file for a Plasma Session in packaging but you can add it manually by creating the file


With the following contents:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/usr/lib64/kf5/plasma-dbus-run-session-if-needed /usr/bin/startplasma-wayland
Name=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[ar]=بلازما (ويلاند)
Name[ast]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[az]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[ca]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[cs]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[da]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[de]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[en_GB]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[es]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[et]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[eu]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[fi]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[fr]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[gl]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[hi]=प्लाज़्मा (वेलैंड)
Name[hu]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[ia]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[id]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[it]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[lt]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[lv]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[ml]=പ്ലാസ്മ (വേലാൻഡ്)
Name[nl]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[nn]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[pa]=ਪਲਾਜ਼ਮਾ (ਵੇਅਲੈਂਡ)
Name[pl]=Plazma (Wayland)
Name[pt]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[pt_BR]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[ro]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[ru]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[sk]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[sl]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[sv]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[ta]=பிளாஸ்மா (Wayland)
Name[tg]=Плазма (Вэйленд)
Name[tr]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[uk]=Плазма (Wayland)
Name[vi]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[x-test]=xxPlasma (Wayland)xx
Name[zh_CN]=Plasma (Wayland)
Name[zh_TW]=Plasma (Wayland)
Comment=Plasma by KDE
Comment[ar]=بلازما كدي
Comment[ast]=Plasma por KDE
Comment[az]=KDE Plasma
Comment[bs]=Plazma od strane KDe
Comment[ca]=Plasma, creat per la comunitat KDE
Comment[ca@valencia]=Plasma, creat per la comunitat KDE
Comment[cs]=Plasma z KDE
Comment[da]=Plasma fra KDE
Comment[de]=Plasma von KDE
Comment[el]=Plasma από το KDE
Comment[en_GB]=Plasma by KDE
Comment[es]=Plasma, por KDE
Comment[et]=KDE Plasma
Comment[eu]=KDEren Plasma
Comment[fi]=Plasma KDE:ltä
Comment[fr]=Plasma, par KDE
Comment[gl]=Plasma, fornecido por KDE.
Comment[he]=פלזמה באמצעות KDE
Comment[hi]=केडीइ द्वारा प्लाज़्मा
Comment[hu]=Plasma a KDE-től
Comment[ia]=Plasma per KDE
Comment[id]=Plasma oleh KDE
Comment[is]=Plasma frá KDE
Comment[it]=Plasma di KDE
Comment[ja]=Plasma by KDE
Comment[ko]=KDE Plasma
Comment[lt]=Plasma pagal KDE
Comment[ml]=കെഡിഇയുടെ പ്ലാസ്മ
Comment[nb]=Plasma av KDE
Comment[nds]=Plasma vun KDE
Comment[nl]=Plasma door KDE
Comment[nn]=Plasma frå KDE
Comment[pa]=KDE ਵਲੋਂ ਪਲਾਜ਼ਮਾ
Comment[pl]=Plazma dzięki KDE
Comment[pt]=Plasma do KDE
Comment[pt_BR]=Plasma do KDE
Comment[ro]=Plasma, de către KDE
Comment[ru]=KDE Plasma
Comment[sk]=Plasma od KDE
Comment[sl]=KDE Plasma
Comment[sr]=Плазма од КДЕ‑а
Comment[sr@ijekavian]=Плазма од КДЕ‑а
Comment[sr@ijekavianlatin]=Plasma od KDE‑a
Comment[sr@latin]=Plasma od KDE‑a
Comment[sv]=Plasma av KDE
Comment[ta]=கே.டீ.யீ. வழங்கும் பிளாஸ்மா
Comment[tg]=Plasma аз ҷониби KDE
Comment[tr]=KDE Plasma
Comment[uk]=Плазма KDE
Comment[vi]=Plasma, do KDE
Comment[x-test]=xxPlasma by KDExx
Comment[zh_CN]=KDE Plasma
Comment[zh_TW]=Plasma by KDE

To start Plasma using Wayland, just select Plasma Wayland from the drop down selection which is usually on the bottom left of your SDDM login screen.

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