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Notes: Info would be better served in a post_install note. (Discuss in Talk:Ly#)

Ly is an experimental display manager using ncurses.


Install the ly-gitAUR package.


All the configuration takes place in /etc/ly/config.ini. The file is commented, and includes useful defaults.


  1. Disable other display managers.
  2. Enable ly.service.
  3. Disable getty@tty2.service: getty on the tty used by Ly (tty2 by default), to prevent login from spawning on top of it.