tried experimental wayland and now stuck in wayland

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Tilmura
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tried experimental wayland and now stuck in wayland

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I have a bit weird problem. When I selected cinnamon on wayland (experimental), it first loaded the desktop with the wallpaper, then it loaded again with a black background, and later the screen went totally blank with only an underscore blinking at the top left corner of the screen. I cannot return back to my login screen even after reboot because I have auto-login turned on. And logout does not work.. Can, I go back to login screen?
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Re: tried experimental wayland and now stuck in wayland

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Tilmura wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:08 amI cannot return back to my login screen even after reboot because I have auto-login turned on. And logout does not work.. Can, I go back to login screen?
Welcome to the forum, Tilmura.

This issue is covered in the WAYLAND - read this first! as quoted below:
SMG wrote: Sun Jan 14, 2024 4:14 pmIf you went into Wayland to see what it looks like and you have automatic login enabled you may have problems returning to Xorg.
To fix that:
  • Ctrl+Alt+F2 to drop to console. Log in in text mode.
  • sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
  • Remove the lines about the autologin.
  • Ctrl+O Enter to save
  • Ctrl+X to exit
  • Restart.
Please give that a try and let us know if you can get back to X11.
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