Package Details: awesome-gnome 2.2-1

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Package Base: awesome-gnome
Description: Setup awesome as window manager of GNOME 3
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Keywords: awesome gnome
Licenses: CCPL
Submitter: dynamo
Maintainer: dynamo
Last Packager: dynamo
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.530572
First Submitted: 2016-06-19 05:14
Last Updated: 2018-04-01 16:04

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marcinn commented on 2019-10-21 07:14


It's not working after reinstallation and removal of Clipboard/Mouse.

I've got Awesome running after changing Exec to /usr/bin/gnome-session-awesome taken from, but there is no integration with gnome stack (no ssh agent, strange fonts, core dump on gnome-control-center).

marcinn commented on 2019-10-15 13:40

Many thanks, I'll try this.

stas-t commented on 2019-10-15 13:15

Yes, I'm using one. However there are few tricks to make it work:

  • after upgrading either gnome-settings-daemon or gnome-disk-utility you have to uninstall awesome-gnome package and install it again so it runs its script to update all /etc/xdg/autostart/org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.*.desktop files

  • as I said before - afterwards you also need to remove org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Clipboard and org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Mouse from awesome.session because these are no longer available in GNOME 3.24

Then you can start awesome session. I'm not using gdm recently, just have my ~/.xinitrc and starting the session directly with "exec startx".

UPD: The easiest way to try to start it from the console:

exec gnome-session --session=awesome

tiborg commented on 2019-10-15 13:13

@marcinn I was also unable to get it working. :-/

marcinn commented on 2019-10-15 13:02

Does anybody got working AwesomeWM on Gnome 3.34, which is using systemd based sessions?

marcinn commented on 2019-10-11 01:10

After removing Clipboard and Mouse compontents, awesome session starts with a Gnome Shell instead of Awesome.

stas-t commented on 2019-09-20 11:04

Please, also remove these two from RequiredComponents in awesome.session:

  • org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Clipboard

  • org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Mouse

Otherwise after upgrading GNOME to 3.34 Awesome session will fail to start.

korylprince commented on 2018-03-29 15:27

They've remove the org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.A11yKeyboard plugin, so that should be removed from awesome.session.

jackrandom commented on 2018-02-19 20:41

install file should be updated, as this throws error: [2018-02-19 21:29] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] sed: can't read /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-settings-daemon.desktop: No such file or directory

this file is now splitted and lives under: /etc/xdg/autostart/org.gnome/SettingsDaemon.*.desktop

see pacman -Ql gnome-settings-daemon | grep autostart

use something like: find /etc/xdg/autostart -name 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.*.desktop' | xargs sed -i '/^OnlyShowIn=/s/GNOME;/GNOME;Awesome;/'

to make it work again.

dynamo commented on 2017-12-07 08:48

@tiborg I fixed it. Sorry because I had just spent a long no computer times.