How to install egmde
on CentOS

egmde

egmde

Alan Griffiths (alangriffiths)

Try Mir as your desktop, or as a window on your desktop

Egmde is a "worked example" of using Mir written to accompany a set of blog posts. It is not a fully functional shell.

These blog posts are listed here: https://github.com/AlanGriffiths/egmde/wiki

They don’t cover aspects of a desktop environment that are not related to using Mir. Missing functionality includes: integrating into the system for screen locking & suspend, policy kit integration, internationalization, etc.

The beta and edge channels track Mir releases:

 $ sudo snap install --classic --beta egmde # Latest Mir release
 $ sudo snap install --classic --edge egmde # Latest Mir development

To use egmde as your desktop, select it when logging in, to run it on your desktop run "egmde".

Note: Mir's "experimental" X11 support is enabled if, and only if, you have Xwayland installed:

 $ sudo apt install xwayland # Ubuntu
 $ sudo dnf install xorg-x11-server-Xwayland # Fedora

Details for egmde

License
GPL-3.0
Last updated
11 October 2019

Enable snaps on CentOS and install egmde

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap is available for CentOS 7.6+, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6+, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Snap can now be installed as follows:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install egmde

To install egmde, simply use the following command:

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