Introduction to Mutter

Mutter is the window manager for GNOME. It is not invoked directly, but from GNOME Session (on a machine with a hardware accelerated video driver).

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

Mutter Dependencies


Clutter-1.26.2, gnome-desktop-3.28.2, libwacom-0.29, libxkbcommon-0.8.2, UPower-0.99.7, and Zenity-3.28.1


Recommended (Required to build the Wayland compositor)

User Notes:

Installation of Mutter

Install Mutter by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: mutter
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/{lib,include}/mutter

Short Descriptions


is a Clutter based compositing GTK+ Window Manager.

contains the Mutter API functions.

Last updated on 2018-08-30 16:17:00 -0700