Running Sway on Fedora 31 with GDM
In summary it’s been working really well however in order to use the GNOME Keyring Daemon as SSH Agent I needed to pass an environment variable to the Sway process. Turns out something changed in how Wayland sessions (compared to X) were started and the old
~/.profile solution didn’t work any longer.
After some Googling I found out that the gnome-shell came with a workaround for this where it runs a custom script before actually starting the shell.
Copying that setup here is what I did in order to get it to work.
Make a copy of
sway-shell.desktop and make sure it has the same mods.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Sway Shell Comment=An i3-compatible Wayland compositor Exec=/usr/bin/sway-shell TryExec=/usr/bin/sway-shell Type=Application
/usr/bin/sway-shell and replace the last like with
exec /usr/bin/sway "$@"
~/.profile (or in my case
~/.zprofile) to setup the environment.
if [ -n "$DESKTOP_SESSION" ];then eval $(gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=ssh) export SSH_AUTH_SOCK export GTK_THEME="Adwaita-dark" fi
After that I simply logged out, changed to use Sway Shell in GDM and logged back in.