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.

Installation

Prebuilt package

dont forget to update you system before you proceed

To install Lumina desktop, run:

pacman -S lumina
 pacman -S 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

Building from source

The lumina package is configurable by one use-flag:

USEflag package=x11-wm/lumina

Configuration

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

Invocation

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

start-lumina-desktop

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