I'm currently trying to get awesome to work, so far it does but I have problems with my terminals not rendering properly. I've read that launching with --no-argb may help, but im not sure where exactly the parameters are defined.
I'm starting it over the login screen via the little selection thing.


You should look in the /usr/share/xsessions/. For me in Ubuntu 16.04, I had to manually add the awesome.desktop file there.

$ ls /usr/share/xsessions/
awesome.desktop  ubuntu.desktop
$ cat /usr/share/xsessions/awesome.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Highly configurable framework window manager
Exec=awesome --no-argb

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