waypipe not working

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Tue Feb 27 08:29:37 UTC 2024

On 2024-02-26 19:02, Colin Rudakiewicz wrote:
> 1. My remote Centos 9 host, centos92 (, is using Wayland (XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland) using a direct console connection it is possible to run a non wayland glxgears (x11/GL) application from gnome-terminal, confused why this is not proxied using waypipe ssh owner at glxgears, is it because when ssh -X is omitted, DISPLAY is not automatically set i.e. Xforwarding has not been requested? 


> 2. This works: waypipe ssh -X owner at glxgears, is X11 is being proxied via waypipe?

No. Waypipe is only involved with Wayland clients, not with X clients. The latter are handled by SSH's own X forwarding (which works similarly to Waypipe, they're independent though).

> Can you advise please, is there an advantage/performance benefit to running older X11/GL applications this way compared to simply running: ssh -X owner at

It makes no difference whatsoever, since Waypipe isn't involved in any way with X clients.

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