Phosh runs on the development images by default. If you want to hack on it, you need to build it from source, obtained from the Phosh repository.

Building Phosh

To install Phosh, follow the instructions in the README file from the repository. If you want to run it from the source tree you can omit the ninja -C _build install step.

Building rootston

To make it work better with phosh we currently use some patches on top of wlroots’ reference Wayland compositor rootston. While phosh works with upstream rootston some of the features like rotation are only available with our fork at the moment. To build it, clone the repository first. Please checkout wlroots next to phosh:

git clone
cd wlroots
meson . _build
ninja -C _build

Running phosh

Now you can start rootston from a virtual terminal using the config file shipped by phosh:

cd phosh
../wlroots/rootston/rootston -C ./rootston.ini -E _build/run