Switching to Wayland/Hyprland

System info -

  Kernel: 6.1.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=9bf3f149-1dd9-44b3-a115-e10b37262e6c rw rootflags=subvol=@
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: i3 v: 4.21.1 info: polybar vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux

As the title states, I am using garuda i3wm and would like to switch to Wayland/Hyprland. Scouring the forum I found this . Is this a good starting point, even though it targets KDE users?. Or should I wipe and install one of the Wayland version of Garuda and then install Hyprland?

Edit 1: Fixed broken link

The latter I am afraid, you will not be able to convert i3 to Wayland. It does not support both display protocols like KDE or Gnome.

Sway is the Wayland version of i3. Functionally it is very similar, and even will have many keybindings in common by default. You can even port over your custom configs if you wish, although some tweaking may be required.


I am interested in hyprland though. So should I install the sway version and then install hyprland?


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