The following links contain guides for setting up the video stack.
Add yourself to the input and video groups:
# adduser $USER input # adduser $USER video
You have to log out and back in for this to take effect.
Install some TTF fonts:
# apk add ttf-dejavu
Since sway 1.6.1 (more specifically, since wlroots 0.14), you need to set up libseat backend if you wish to run sway directly (without nesting it in another wayland compositor). To do that, choose one of the following methods:
- seatd daemon
# apk add seatd # rc-update add seatd # rc-service seatd start # adduser $USER seat
If you are already logged in as a $USER, you will need to relogin.
# apk add seatd-launch
When starting sway, you will need to prefix invocation with
seatd-launchis a suid binary, so it might be wise to use one of the other methods from a security perspective.
- elogind daemon
We can now install sway:
# apk add sway sway-doc # apk add \ # Install optional dependencies: xwayland \ # strongly reccommended for compatibility reasons alacritty \ # default terminal emulator dmenu \ # default application launcher swaylock \ # lockscreen tool swayidle # idle management (DPMS) daemon
To run sway, first set XDG_RUNTIME_DIR to a suitable location (e.g. /tmp). Install & configure elogind to skip this step. Then run sway from the Linux console:
$ XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/tmp sway
(if you run sway with seatd-launch, you will need to use
$ XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/tmp seatd-launch sway)
See the Wayland page for a permanent configuration
Configuration and Usage
An example config is provided at
/etc/sway/config. Copy it to
~/.config/sway/config and read through it to learn the default keybindings.
For additional information, start at
man 5 sway and read the upstream FAQ.