On 01/26/2018 07:53 AM, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote: > On 26/01/18 13:30, Oliver Grawert wrote: >> hi, >> Am Mittwoch, den 24.01.2018, 17:23 +0000 schrieb Peter Hillier-Brook: >>> I've just upgraded a friend's machine to Ubuntu 17:10 and joined a >>> long >>> list of people who've discovered that synaptic wont start. >>> >>> Has anyone information as to if/when this disastrous failure of >>> testing >>> has/will be fixed? >>> >> FYI: >> >> https://community.ubuntu.com/t/xorg-will-be-the-default-in-18-04-lts/36 >> 23 >> >> and >> >> https://insights.ubuntu.com/2018/01/26/bionic-beaver-18-04-lts-to-use- >> xorg-by-default >> >> ciao >> oli > > Thanks, Oliver. > > Regards > > Peter HB In the interim you can also: Command line way for Ubuntu 17.10: sudo nano /etc/gdm3/custom.conf uncoment "WaylandEnable=false" --> reboot. Credit: bl4ckOut comment https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Linux/State-of-Wayland-amp-TeamViewer/m-p/26340#M1389 This removes the Wayland entries from the login menu & leaves (in my case): GNOME on Xorg GNOME (Flashback Compiz) GNOME (Flashback Metacity) Ubuntu on Xorg I tested on all of the above & Synaptic is working just fine. I typically only run GNOME Flashback so I can't vouch for Ubuntu on Xorg, but running that desktop for a few hours seemed to be OK on my 17.10 system.