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Liri is a desktop environment with modern design and features. Liri is the merge between Hawaii, Papyros and the Liri Project.

Warning: Liri is currently in alpha stage and there might be issues.


Install the meta package liri-git-metaAUR to get all the LiriOS ecosystem.

Alternatively, it could be installed using flatpak. See Flatpak instructions in LiriOS Download page.

Starting the desktop

Run with a graphical login manager

Login managers that support Wayland such as SDDM and GDM can run a Liri session.

Run from a tty

Log in to a tty and type:

$ liri-session

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:

$ liri-session -platform wayland
Note: Do not use ~/.xinitrc to start Liri. Xinit is commonly used to start Xorg, but Liri uses Wayland, which is a newer graphical protocol.

Run with systemd user session

First you need to setup D-Bus with systemd user session as explained in systemd/User. Then enable the liri.service user unit.

Every time you want to start a Liri session:

$ systemctl --user isolate

logind integration is known 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 Liri with it.

See also