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XFCE4 wayland on Debian

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Piero Proietti
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Download the last "naked" version of bookworm from sf

Start it, you will autologin in CLI.

sudo eggs install --unattended

Attention: will use all your hard disk /dev/sda

After a while, your system is installed: artisan/evolution root/evolution

sudo apt install openssh-server
ip a

Open the following pages:

from terminal

Connect to the VM, to have cut and copy:

ssh artisan@192.168.1.x

clone the repo

git clone
cd xfwm4
git checkout wayland

install development tools

sudo install cmake meson pkg-config

Install prerequisites

# NO sudo apt install libwlroots10

sudo apt install weston

sudo apt install libcairo*
sudo apt install libwnck-3*
sudo apt install libbsd*

sudo apt install \
libgtk-3-dev \
libwlroots-dev \
libwnck-3-0 \
libxfce4ui-2-0 \
libxfce4ui-2-dev \
libxfce4util-1.0 \

apt install xwayland

compile and install

$ meson setup build
$ ninja -C build
$ sudo ninja -C build install


I tryed


open a terminal and:


with not so much success!!!


Download image (about 800K)

I did an iso image of that experiment: egg-of-debian-bookworm-xfwm4

You can download it from sf


You can now install this iso, the bug was correct.