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@sir so, for those of us whose laptops have external outputs hardwired to an Nvidia card... is nouveau an option if we want to use Wayland with an external screen?

@necaris it depends on your GPU, older GPUs (1-2+ years) are generally better supported by nouveau. If nouveau does work, then it's likely that your GPU will work fine with wlroots at least.

Find your GPU's engineering name:

nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/C

Find the corresponding level of feature support:

nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/F

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@sir Looks like I've got a Pascal GPU and support isn't great. The 2D features are marked WIP in the wiki... so I guess I'm out of luck for now?

@necaris actually I wouldn't be as pessimistic about NV130. Try it, it's free

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