Lumina Desktop

Lumina is a lightweight desktop environment, free of D-Bus and *kit, designed to have as few system dependencies and requirements as possible. Check this Wikipedia article, and the official handbook.


Prebuilt package

To install Lumina desktop, run:

pacman -S lumina lumina-extra
This packages groups lumina includes both lumina-core and lumina-core-utils, and lumina-extra includes own implementations: archiver, fileinfo, fm, mediaplayer, photo, screenshot, textedit, respectively


A configuration file is installed in /etc/luminaDesktop.conf . Lumina also has a bunch of own configuration tools.


Lumina provides its own replacement for startx to be started from console.


Alternatively it can be added to the ~./xinitrc file for being started via startx or a display manager

Make sure to read this article, for more information on managing startx on Arch GNU/Linux (the information applies to Hyperbola, as well). But relevant commands are bellow:

[[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge -I$HOME ~/.Xresources
exec start-lumina-desktop

External resources