Setting up Wayland on FreeBSD
lonnie at outstep.com
Thu Jul 23 17:43:21 UTC 2020
I am going to give it all a try in just a few moments on a fresh install of
Hope that it goes well. :)
On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 1:27 PM Ashish SHUKLA <ashish at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 7/23/20 9:22 PM, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
> > Hello Ashish,
> > I wanted to ask you a question on this.
> > I am thinking about doing a new fresh FreeBSD (12.1) install that comes
> > without a GUI (no Xserver installed) and was wondering if these steps
> > are for Pure Wayland which I am guessing is using the DRM backend?
> > I would then think that you did something like this from a fresh install:
> > pkg install wayland
> > pkg install haikari
> I didn't explicitly install wayland. I installed "sway", and "hikari"
> both of which depend on "wayland" package.
> Apart from above mentioned packages, I also installed
> "graphics/drm-kmod" port to get the latest drivers for my AMD GPU.
> > and then the steps that you outlined to startup the compositor and bring
> > up the GUI environment from the console.
> > Would this be about correct?
> Yes, this should be it.
> There are also other helper packages which I have installed, although
> are completely optional:
> grim-1.3.1 Grab images from a Wayland compositor
> dmenu-wayland-0.1 Efficient dynamic menu for wayland
> slurp-1.2.0_1 Select a region in a Wayland compositor
> swayidle-1.6 Idle management daemon for Wayland
> swaylock-1.5_1 Screen locker for Wayland
> waybar-0.9.2_3 Highly customizable Wayland bar for Sway
> and wlroots-based compositors
> wev-1.0.0_1 Wayland event viewer
> wl-clipboard-2.0.0 Command-line copy/paste utilities for
> wlogout-1.1.1_1 Wayland-based logout menu
> redshift-1.12_1 Adjusts the color temperature of your screen
> All the best
> Ashish SHUKLA | GPG: F682 CDCC 39DC 0FEA E116 20B6 C746 CFA9 E74F A4B0
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