- The Hawaii Desktop is looking to be the very first Wayland-friendly desktop environment for Linux.
Install Arch User Repository.AUR from the
Run with a graphical login manager
Login managers that support Wayland such as sddm and gdm can run a Hawaii session.
Run from a tty
Log in to a tty and type:
The session manager automatically detects the hardware and will run the compositor accordingly.
However the mode can be forced, for example to force nested mode and run inside Weston:
$ hawaii-session --mode=nested
Run with systemd user session
First you need to setup D-Bus with systemd user session as examplained on Systemd/User#D-Bus. Then enable the hawaii.service unit with:
$ systemctl --user enable hawaii.service
Every time you want to start a Hawaii session:
$ systemctl --user isolate hawaii.target
logind integration is know not to work with systemd user session at the moment, hence some features might not be working. systemd user session is pretty new and the developers are testing Hawaii with it.
Tips and tricks
To export your keyboard shortcut keys, you should do:
$ dconf dump /org/hawaiios/desktop/keybindings/ > keybindings-backup.dconf
To later import it (for example) on another computer, do:
$ dconf load /org/hawaiios/desktop/keybindings/ < keybindings-backup.dconf