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Re: Starting Sway a Wayland window manager

From: jbranso
Subject: Re: Starting Sway a Wayland window manager
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 01:05:47 +0000

March 27, 2021 8:44 PM, "Bone Baboon" <> wrote:

> I have installed Sway a Wayland window manager.
> I have copied the `gnu/store/<hash>-sway-1.5.1/etc/sway/config` to
> `~/.sway/config`.
> When I run `sway` or `sudo sway` on virtual terminal 1 it outputs
> "XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set in the environment. Aborting.". `man sway`
> and `sway --help` does not mention `XDG_RUNTIME_DIR`. An suggestions on
> how to deal with this error?

I run sway on my T400.  I think I manually set XDG_RUNTIME_DIR in my 
~/.bash_profile.  Let me check how I do it...I don't have access to my
T400 at the moment.  I'm just responding now, to remind myself to help
you out later. :)

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