Possible to run an xorg desktop in Wayland?

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 22:05:21 UTC 2017

So from what I gather wayland can run xorg under it right?
If I'm running xorg I should be able to run something like x11vnc to
connect to that xorg correct?
and run stuff like xdotool on that xorg as well right?

I'm testing out wayland under a virtualbox vm that I have running under
My vm is running Fedora rawhide.

echo -e "$(loginctl|grep -v -i SESSION|awk '{print $1}')"|while read
session; do
loginctl show-session ${session} -p Type



Yay I'm running wayland.

If I run xterm in wayland I can run xdotool to type stuff to it. This
didn't work in gnome-terminal

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 800 x 600, maximum 8192 x 8192
XWAYLAND0 connected 800x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
0mm x 0mm
   800x600       59.86*+

/usr/bin/x11vnc -o ~/x11vnc/x11vnc.log -capslock -loop -forever -shared
-noxfixes -usepw -passwdfile ~/x11vnc/passwd

 --- x11vnc loop: 1 ---

 --- x11vnc loop: waiting for: 2863

 --- x11vnc loop: sleeping 2000 ms ---

 --- x11vnc loop: 2 ---

 --- x11vnc loop: waiting for: 2864

 --- x11vnc loop: sleeping 2000 ms ---

My goal is to at least see and control a subset of windows with vnc under
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