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-7.7 systemd platform.

Package Information

Mutter Dependencies


Clutter-1.22.4, gnome-desktop-3.16.2, libxkbcommon-0.5.0, UPower-0.99.3, and Zenity-3.16.3


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.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: mutter
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/mutter, /usr/lib/mutter, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/meta

Short Descriptions


is a Clutter based compositing GTK+ Window Manager.

contains the Mutter API functions.

Last updated on 2015-09-14 17:42:53 -0500