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Due to their proprietary nature, Nvidia GPUs have limited compatibility with Hyprland. If you want to try Hyprland on Nvidia regardless (many people have reported successes), follow the Nvidia page after installing Hyprland.


Arch, NixOS and openSUSE Tumbleweed are very supported. For any other distro (not based on Arch/Nix) you might have varying amounts of success. However, since Hyprland is extremely bleeding-edge, distros like Pop!_OS, Ubuntu, etc. might have major issues running Hyprland.


Installing Hyprland is very easy. Either you install it from your local package provider (if they provide pkgs for Hyprland) or you install/build it yourself.

This project is under development and is constantly changing. If you want to keep up to date with the latest commits, please consider updating your packages with yay -Syu --devel, or your other preferred package manager.


WARNING: I do not maintain any packages. If they are broken, try building from source first.

hyprland-git (AUR) - compiles from latest source
hyprland - binary x86 tagged release
Read the Nix page.

Hyprland is part of factory, starting with snapshot 20230411. To install it simply use zypper

sudo zypper in hyprland

or install the “hyprland” package via YaST2 Software.

Alternatively, you can also follow the instructions under “Manual (Manual Build)” to build Hyprland yourself.

Note: Hyprland is not available for Leap, as most libraries (and compiler) that Hyprland needs are too old.

The hyprland package is available in the guru overlay.

eselect repository enable guru
emaint sync -r guru
emerge --ask --verbose hyprland

Hyprland and related are in the default repository:

Build Dependencies:

sudo apt-get install -y meson wget build-essential ninja-build cmake-extras cmake gettext gettext-base fontconfig libfontconfig-dev libffi-dev libxml2-dev libdrm-dev libxkbcommon-x11-dev libxkbregistry-dev libxkbcommon-dev libpixman-1-dev libudev-dev libseat-dev seatd libxcb-dri3-dev libvulkan-dev libvulkan-volk-dev  vulkan-validationlayers-dev libvkfft-dev libgulkan-dev libegl-dev libgles2 libegl1-mesa-dev glslang-tools libinput-bin libinput-dev libxcb-composite0-dev libavutil-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libxcb-ewmh2 libxcb-ewmh-dev libxcb-present-dev libxcb-icccm4-dev libxcb-render-util0-dev libxcb-res0-dev libxcb-xinput-dev xdg-desktop-portal-wlr

you will also need to build the latest wayland, wayland-protocols, and libdisplay-info tagged releases from source

for more info refer to the Ubuntu Guide For Installing And Building Hyprland Gist

Please note that since Ubuntu is generally behind with dependencies, it’s not guaranteed that the build process will work at all. Even if it is, it’s likely that it will break at some point in the future.

Refer to the gist if anything fails.

Manual (Releases, Linux-only)

Download the most recent release.

copy the binary (Hyprland) to /usr/bin/.

copy hyprctl to /usr/bin/.

copy the wlroots .so (libwlroots.so.XX032) to /usr/lib/.

copy the desktop entry (examples/hyprland.desktop) to /usr/share/wayland-sessions/

the example config is in examples/hyprland.conf.

For updating later on, you can overwrite the binaries (hyprctl, hyprland and libwlroots), you don’t need to update anything else.

Manual (Manual Build)

Arch dependencies:

yay -S gdb ninja gcc cmake meson libxcb xcb-proto xcb-util xcb-util-keysyms libxfixes libx11 libxcomposite xorg-xinput libxrender pixman wayland-protocols cairo pango seatd libxkbcommon xcb-util-wm xorg-xwayland libinput libliftoff libdisplay-info cpio

(Please make a pull request or open an issue if any packages are missing from the list)

openSUSE dependencies:

zypper in gcc-c++ git meson cmake "pkgconfig(cairo)" "pkgconfig(egl)" "pkgconfig(gbm)" "pkgconfig(gl)" "pkgconfig(glesv2)" "pkgconfig(libdrm)" "pkgconfig(libinput)" "pkgconfig(libseat)" "pkgconfig(libudev)" "pkgconfig(pango)" "pkgconfig(pangocairo)" "pkgconfig(pixman-1)" "pkgconfig(vulkan)" "pkgconfig(wayland-client)" "pkgconfig(wayland-protocols)" "pkgconfig(wayland-scanner)" "pkgconfig(wayland-server)" "pkgconfig(xcb)" "pkgconfig(xcb-icccm)" "pkgconfig(xcb-renderutil)" "pkgconfig(xkbcommon)" "pkgconfig(xwayland)" glslang-devel Mesa-libGLESv3-devel "pkgconfig(xcb-errors)"

(this should also work on RHEL/Fedora if you remove Mesa-libGLESv3-devel and pkgconfig(xcb-errors))

FreeBSD dependencies:

pkg install git pkgconf gmake gcc evdev-proto cmake wayland-protocols wayland libglvnd libxkbcommon libinput cairo pango pixman libxcb
pkg install meson jq `pkg rquery %dn wlroots` hwdata libdisplay-info libliftoff
export CC=gcc CXX=g++ LDFLAGS="-static-libstdc++ -static-libgcc"

Ubuntu 23.04 dependencies: refer to the Ubuntu tab above

Please note Hyprland builds wlroots. Make sure you have the dependencies of wlroots installed, you can make sure you have them by installing wlroots separately (Hyprland doesn’t mind)

Also note that Hyprland uses the C++23 standard, so both your compiler and your C++ library has to support that (gcc>=12.1.0 or clang>=15). On Clang-based systems libc++ may be used by default, so until libc++ supports C++23 you have to pass -stdlib=libstdc++ or switch to GCC.

git clone --recursive https://github.com/hyprwm/Hyprland
cd Hyprland
sudo make install

CMake is always recommended as it’s the intended way Hyprland should be installed.


meson subprojects update --reset
meson setup build
ninja -C build
ninja -C build install --tags runtime,man

Refer to Debugging to see how to build & debug.

Crash on launch

See Crashes and Bugs.

Custom installation (legacy renderer, etc)

cd into the hyprland repo.

for legacy renderer:

sudo make clear && sudo make config && make protocols && make legacyrenderer && sudo cp ./build/Hyprland /usr/bin && sudo cp ./example/hyprland.desktop /usr/share/wayland-sessions

please note the legacy renderer may not support some graphical features.

Any other config: (replace [PRESET] with your preset, release debug legacyrenderer legacyrendererdebug)

sudo make clear && sudo make config && make protocols && make [PRESET] && sudo cp ./build/Hyprland /usr/bin && sudo cp ./example/hyprland.desktop /usr/share/wayland-sessions

Custom Build flags

To apply custom build flags, you’ll have to ditch make.

Supported custom build flags:

NO_XWAYLAND - Removes XWayland support
NO_SYSTEMD - Removes systemd dependencies

How to?

Go to the root repo.

Clean before everything and config the root:

make clear && sudo make config && make protocols

Then, configure CMake:

mkdir -p build && cmake --no-warn-unused-cli -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Release -D<YOUR_FLAG>:STRING=true -H./ -B./build -G Ninja

Change <YOUR_FLAG> to one of the custom build flags. You are allowed to use multiple at once, then add another -D<YOUR_FLAG_2>:STRING=true

You can of course also change the BUILD_TYPE to Debug.

Now, build:

cmake --build ./build --config Release --target all -j $(nproc)

If you configured in Debug, change the --config to Debug as well.

Now, of course, install manually.

sudo cp ./build/Hyprland /usr/bin && sudo cp ./example/hyprland.desktop /usr/share/wayland-sessions