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Installation

Foreword

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.

Distros

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.

Installation

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.

Packages

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

Enable Hyprland in your NixOS configuration:

programs.hyprland.enable = true;

For more details, 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.

On Fedora 39 and Rawhide, run:

sudo dnf install hyprland
sudo dnf install hyprland-devel # If you want to build plugins

Builds for Fedora 38 and additional packages are available in the solopasha/hyprland Copr repository.

If you are on an older version of Fedora, you can also compile it yourself by following the instructions here

The hyprland package is available in the main tree:

emerge --ask gui-wm/hyprland

Additional packages like xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland, hyprland-plugins, hyprpaper and hyprpicker are available in the GURU overlay. Community-contributed scripts are also available in GURU as part of the hyprland-contrib package.

eselect repository enable guru
emaint sync -r guru

emerge --ask gui-libs/xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland
emerge --ask gui-apps/hyprland-plugins
emerge --ask gui-apps/hyprpaper
emerge --ask gui-apps/hyprpicker
emerge --ask gui-wm/hyprland-contrib

For USE flags and more details, read the Gentoo wiki page about 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 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 libtomlplusplus3

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.

Hyprland is not available for Void Linux from the official repositories as Hyprland doesn’t build against tagged wlroots, however template files are available from a third party which can build Hyprland using xbps-src.

For further instructions on building with the third party resource, refer to the README.

As always, when using third party scripts exercise caution and understand what the script does.

* Unofficial, no official support is provided. These instructions are community-driven, and no guarantee is provided for their validity.

Manual (Releases, Linux-only)

Download the most recent release.

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

copy hyprctl to /usr/bin/.

copy hyprpm to /usr/bin/.

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

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

the example config is in example/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 tomlplusplus

(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)" "pkgconfig(xcb-errors)" glslang-devel Mesa-libGLESv3-devel tomlplusplus-devel 

(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>=13.0.0 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
make all && sudo make install

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

Meson

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:

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)

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.

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

Lastly, copy hyprctl, hyprpm, and wlroots as mentioned here