Running Sway on Void Linux (without SystemD)
elogind is the part of SystemD logind that can run as standalone. So we need it to run Sway without SystemD. To do that we need to build
elogind option. Then we can install and use Sway as normal from the current repo. There are other ways to achieve this without elogind here. But I tried with the elogind option and I was successful.
UPDATE: I tried again on a fresh install. The
elogind option is set by default on the repo version. So you can skip the xbps-src command below and continue.
wlroots should install as a dependency of
sway if you follow the later commands.
git clone git://github.com/void-linux/void-packages.git cd void-packages ./xbps-src binary-bootstrap ./xbps-src pkg wlroots -o elogind sudo xbps-install --repository=hostdir/binpkgs wlroots
Install things necessary and enable dbus also:
sudo xbps-install elogind sway dmenu rxvt-unicode sakura sudo ln -s /etc/sv/dbus /var/services/
sakura are optional. Sakura is Wayland supported, so it is good to have it handy.
You may also want to install
swayidle if you need.
Let's create the config directory for Sway:
mkdir -p ~/.config/sway/
Now copy your i3config to
~/.config/sway/ or if you want to use the template config from Sway:
cp /etc/sway/config ~/.config/sway/config
~/.config/sway/config if necessary.
If you want to launch Sway directly after booting:
nano ~/.bashrc and add:
# If running from tty1, start sway if [ "$(tty)" = "/dev/tty1" ]; then exec sway fi
If it says that
XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not found, then this to fix it:
mkdir -p /tmp/swaytmp export XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/tmp/swaytmp
To kill the Sway session, $mod+Shift+e. $mod is the Super or Windows key by default if you didn't change it on config.