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Re: Starting Sway a Wayland window manager

From: raingloom
Subject: Re: Starting Sway a Wayland window manager
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:37:25 +0200

On Sat, 27 Mar 2021 20:43:49 -0400
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?

Run it with dbus-run-session sway. Do **not** run it as root. Generally
speaking, don't randomly run things as root.

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