Configuring Xorg as the default GNOME session

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Wayland is the default GNOME display server. If GNOME freezes, or some applications do not function correctly in Wayland, you can choose to run GNOME in X11.

Configuring Xorg as the default GNOME session

To run GNOME in X11, click the gear icon on the Fedora log in screen and select GNOME on Xorg, or complete the following steps:


  1. Open /etc/gdm/custom.conf and uncomment WaylandEnable=false.

  2. Add the following line to the [daemon] section:

  3. Save the custom.conf file.

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