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Hi there, I can't run Totem (Gnome's default video player) as it complains about the Clutter backend not being initialized, as follows:

➜  ~ totem    

(totem:25283): Clutter-CRITICAL **: 19:34:08.647: Unable to initialize Clutter: Unable to initialize the Clutter backend: no available drivers found.

(totem:25283): Totem-WARNING **: 19:34:08.647: gtk-clutter failed to initialise, expect problems from here on.

(totem:25283): Clutter-CRITICAL **: 19:34:08.714: Unable to initialize Clutter: Unable to initialize the Clutter backend: no available drivers found.

(totem:25283): Clutter-WARNING **: 19:34:08.715: Missing Cogl context: was Clutter correctly initialized?
[2]    25283 segmentation fault (core dumped)  totem

Sway version: 1.0 (on Arch Linux)

Is it a well-known incompatibility? Should I run some daemon to initialize Clutter on Wayland..?
Other similar Gnome applications (e.g. gnome-calculator, gnome-boxes, gnome-characters, nemo, etc) work just fine.
(I don't post sway's log as I guess it does not matter: I run it without display manager, with a rather normal configuration, and it does not crash when I try to run Totem. )

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Answer questions manio

Hi! I have similar problem when trying to start evolution under sway+xwayland:

$ evolution
Failed to initialize gtk+: Unable to initialize the Clutter backend: no available drivers found.

The resolution for me was to start it like this: $ GDK_BACKEND=x11 evolution Now it is working, hope this helps... :)

found here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/issues/1390

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