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Getting started


If a package is available for your distro, install it using the instructions below:

  • RPM package available from copr. Copr build status

    Install with:

    dnf copr enable jcrd/sessiond
    dnf install sessiond

Follow the instructions below to build sessiond from source. See Building for a complete list of dependencies.

  1. Download and extract the latest release, then enter the created directory:
curl -L | tar -xz -C sessiond
cd sessiond
  1. Initiate the build process with meson and ninja:
meson builddir
ninja -C builddir
  1. Install the built package:
sudo ninja -C builddir install
  1. Install the Python package:
cd python-sessiond
sudo python3 install


sessiond does not require configuration but allows it to modify the default behavior.

See Configuration for more information.


See Usage for details about using sessiond.

Refer to dovetail.service for a working example of integrating a window manager with sessiond.

Examples of services for use in a sessiond session can be found here.