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-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

Mutter Dependencies


Clutter-1.18.4, gnome-desktop-3.12.2, UPower-0.99.1, and Zenity-3.12.1


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, and /usr/lib/mutter

Short Descriptions


is a Clutter based compositing GTK+ Window Manager.

contains the Mutter API functions.

Last updated on 2014-08-25 18:22:00 -0700