Bullseye Sway setup Waybar

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Bullseye Sway setup Waybar

#1 Post by paxmark1 »

Clean install of Bullseye to 2016 computer. I have it pointed at staying on Bullseye when it goes stable.
Unlike install of Sway (or prev. I3) to atoms, I installed LXQT first. I then installed Sway.
Problems solved, 1. no runner - installed wofi 2. No bar. default was for swaybar. edit on .config/waybar/config to waybar fixed. 3. I assumed xwayland would be pulled in as a dependency, prev on atoms it did (I believe). apt install xwayland fixed. 4. It needs the awsome fonts for icons. fixed.

5. The main thing I have been working on was to get a clock onto the waybar. I tried various configs via https://github.com/Alexays/Waybar/wiki and the assorted config examples. Fails. Problem is https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=973594 C++20

April 13 2020 https://github.com/Alexays/Waybar/issues/668
comment in May 2021 has a ubuntu ppa. No, I have not tried.

Waybar is 0.9.5.2 in both Bullseye and Sid. 0.9.6 is supposed to fix.

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Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4th Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: wayland server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.5 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bullseye main non-free contrib
           2: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bullseye main non-free contrib
           3: deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main contrib non-free
           4: deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spideroakone.list 
           1: deb https://apt.spideroak.com/ubuntu/ release restricted
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/syncthing.list 
           1: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/syncthing-archive-keyring.gpg] https://apt.syncthing.net/ syncthing stable
Any advice or workarounds appreciated/

ahmadraniri
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Re: Bullseye Sway setup Waybar

#2 Post by ahmadraniri »

If you want full wayland , no more xwayland, these are stuffs I collect and still trying :
- browser : qutebrowser (run natively if you start sway with XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland dbus-run-session sway). chromium will run with ozone flags. Epiphany & netsurf also run natively.
- video player : mpv, smplayer (you will get dual window), vlc. You can use them to play audio too, UPDATE: celluloid run natively on sway or wayland (gtk frontend for mpv).
- text editor : vim.
- image viewer : imv (feh like), phototonic (gpicview like).
- terminal : foot (xterm like).
- file browser : nautilus, I prefer the simple tools from coreutils package (rm, cp, mv, etc), vifm is also good.

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Re: Bullseye Sway setup Waybar

#3 Post by paxmark1 »

I appreciate the full wayland apps above. Will definitely try out phototonic, others ones I do use. I do not mind having X-wayland on. I am most interested in getting a clock on my waybar. If I have to wait a while for waybar 0.9.6 to hit Sid and someone backports it, fine. Or a different bar that is not C++20 based.

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