Installing on Gentoo

Prepare Dependencies

You may apply these USE-Flags:

echo "dev-python/pycairo xcb" >> /etc/portage/package.use
echo "x11-libs/cairo X glib opengl svg xcb" >> /etc/portage/package.use


Simply unmask and emerge:

echo "x11-wm/qtile ~amd64" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge -av qtile

Don’t forget the

mkdir ~/.config/qtile
cp build/lib/libqtile/resources/ ~/.config/qtile/

where build is i.e


Test Installation

You can test your installation in Xephyr. If you don’t have Xephyr you need to set the kdrive USE-Flag for xorg-server

echo "x11-base/xorg-server kdrive" >> /etc/portage/package.use
emerge -1 xorg-server

You can run Xephyr with

Xephyr :1 -screen 800x600 -av -noreset

In another term you set DISPLAY to :1


You start qtile simply with:


Qtile Documentation


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