Non-working wayfire and hikari

I am trying to switch to wayland but have trouble finding a suitable window manager. I rather not use a full-blown desktop (under X11 I use fvwm). Sway works ok, but I am not a fan of tiling window managers either. I tried Hikari and Wayfire, with configuration files copied from prototypes under /usr/share, but neither of these react to any keystrokes or key combinations. Are there any hidden dependencies or configuration needs?

I read in the that an environment variable TERMINAL must be set. After I did this, I could at least create a terminal window. I hope I can take it from there.