MagmaWM Info

MagmaWM is a versatile and customizable Wayland compositor for Linux systems, made with the Smithay library and programmed in Rust.

it is currently in heavy development, so bugs and drastic changes are to be expected as MagmaWM develops.

Wayland Info

Unlike X, which has a display server which communicates with a WM, in Wayland the Window Manager (Compositor) is the Display Server.

Support Info

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Building MagmaWM

0. Disclaimer

MagmaWM is under heavy development and is alpha-quality, so it is not recommended for daily use just yet. If you do wish to use it, make sure you have another WM installed so you have something to fall back on in case MagmaWM breaks.

1. Dependencies

You will need to install MagmaWM's dependencies with your package manager of choice.

Debian and derivatives (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, MX Linux, etc.)

# apt install libudev-dev libgbm-dev libxkbcommon-dev libegl1-mesa-dev libwayland-dev libinput-dev libdbus-1-dev libsystemd-dev libseat-dev

Arch and derivatives (EndeavourOS, Garuda, etc.)

Manjaro is not supported.

# pacman -Syu udev wayland wayland-protocols libinput libxkbcommon libglvnd seatd dbus-glib mesa

openSUSE Tumbleweed

# zypper in systemd-devel libgbm-devel libxkbcommon-devel Mesa-libEGL1 wayland-devel libinput-devel libdbus-glib-1-3 seatd-devel

2. Compilation

Clone the git repo and build MagmaWM by running the following command:

$ cargo build --release

The binary will be created in ./target/release/magmawm. You can also use cargo run --release to run the project.


MagmaWM is still under heavy development and installation is not recommended. If you really want to, run the following command to install MagmaWM:

$ cargo install --path .

Your User should also be part of the seatd group. In order to add you user to the seatd group run the following command and relogin.

# usermod -aG seatd $(whoami)


The MagmaWM documentation is released under the Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.