Plasma 6 with Wayland + Nvidia driver

Quick question please following the install of the 03122023 Neon unstable (KDE 5.90).

Neon unstable installs Wayland as the default KDE graphic platform. I installed the Nvidia Driver - as my graphics card is a GeForce RTX 2060. Afterwards ‘system info’ shows:

Operating System: KDE neon Unstable Edition
KDE Plasma Version: 5.90.0
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.246.0
Qt Version: 6.6.0
Kernel Version: 6.2.0-37-generic (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 16 × Intel® Core™ i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Memory: 15.2 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: llvmpipe
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.

However if I switch to X11 it shows:

‘Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2’

Am I reading this correctly in that with Wayland it does not use the Nvidia driver but with X11 it does?


From Plasma/Wayland/Nvidia - KDE Community Wiki

  • Make sure to have the Nvidia EGL library installed. For example on Ubuntu and Neon the relevant package is called libnvidia-egl-wayland1

After installing that package it will show NVIDIA instead of llvmpipe:


Thanks very much.

I have added that package and it now shows correctly on ‘system info’.