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howtos:window_managers:i3wm [2013/02/22 22:54 (UTC)]
sycamorex [i3 in Slackware] updated a section about i3 in Slackware
howtos:window_managers:i3wm [2016/01/23 13:29 (UTC)] (current)
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 ==== i3 in Slackware==== ==== i3 in Slackware====
  
-Slackware does not come with the i3 window manager. The installation process, however, is a quick and easy one. i3 is available from [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​desktop/​i3/​|SlackBuilds]].You can build and install the dependencies using [[http://​docs.slackware.com/​howtos:lets_build_a_slackbuild|this]] tutorial or via [[http://​www.sbopkg.org/​|sbopkg]],​ a SlackBuild browser. Please note that the version available on SlackBuilds.org is i3 4.2. For the latest version of i3, see [[http://​www.slackword.net/?​p=650|this]] post.+Slackware does not come with the i3 window manager. The installation process, however, is a quick and easy one. i3 is available from [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​desktop/​i3/​|SlackBuilds]]. ​Bear in mind that for due to a number of factors the latest versions of i3 will not build on slightly older versions of Slackware:​ 
 +  * For Slackware systems older than 14.1, you need to install i3 version 4.2.  
 +  * For Slackware 14.1, the highest i3 version that will build without replacing Slackware stock packages will be i3 4.8. 
 +  * Slackware-current (and subsequently 14.2) will be able to host the latest version of i3 (i3wm 4.11) 
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 +You can build and install the dependencies using [[http://​docs.slackware.com/​slackware:package_management_hands_on?​s[]=build&​s[]=slackbuild|this]] tutorial or via [[http://​www.sbopkg.org/​|sbopkg]],​ a SlackBuild browser. ​
  
  
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 It is also highly recommended to install [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​desktop/​i3status/​|i3status]] and its dependency [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​libraries/​confuse/​|confuse]]. It is also highly recommended to install [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​desktop/​i3status/​|i3status]] and its dependency [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​libraries/​confuse/​|confuse]].
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 +As of version 4.8, i3 is capable of saving and restoring your layouts on particular workspaces. For more information see [[http://​www.slackword.net/?​p=733|this]].
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 +If you'd like to utilise the new features, you need to install more dependencies. All of them are available from [[http://​www.slackbuilds.org|Slackbuilds.org]]:​
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 +  *  [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​repository/​14.1/​perl/​perl-JSON-XS/​|perl-JSON-XS]]
 +  * [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​repository/​14.1/​perl/​perl-AnyEvent-Handle/​|perl-AnyEvent-Handle]]
 +  * [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​repository/​14.1/​perl/​perl-AnyEvent-I3/​|perl-AnyEvent-I3]]
  
 ==== Starting i3 ==== ==== Starting i3 ====
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   * [[http://​www.i3wm.org/​docs/​userguide.html#​_automatically_putting_clients_on_specific_workspaces|Automatically putting clients on specific workspaces]]   * [[http://​www.i3wm.org/​docs/​userguide.html#​_automatically_putting_clients_on_specific_workspaces|Automatically putting clients on specific workspaces]]
   * [[http://​www.i3wm.org/​docs/​userguide.html#​_scratchpad|The scratchpad feature]]   * [[http://​www.i3wm.org/​docs/​userguide.html#​_scratchpad|The scratchpad feature]]
 +  * The [[http://​www.slackword.net/?​p=657|article]] describes the use of ''​goto''​ marks and Emacs-like modes in i3.
 ==== i3status ==== ==== i3status ====
  
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         LG=$(setxkbmap -print | grep xkb_symbols | awk -F"​+"​ '​{print $2}'​) ​         LG=$(setxkbmap -print | grep xkb_symbols | awk -F"​+"​ '​{print $2}'​) ​
-        pycom=$(/​home/​xtd8865/​.i3/​pys.py)+        pycom=$(/​home/​user/​.i3/​pys.py)
         todo=$(task ls | sed -n '​4s/​[[:​blank:​]]\+/​ /pg' )         todo=$(task ls | sed -n '​4s/​[[:​blank:​]]\+/​ /pg' )
         echo "​TODO:​$todo | LG: $LG | $pycom | $line" || exit 1         echo "​TODO:​$todo | LG: $LG | $pycom | $line" || exit 1
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   * Subscribe to the [[i3-discuss-subscribe@i3.zekjur.net|mailing list]] (Browse [[http://​infra.in.zekjur.net/​archives/​i3-discuss/​|archives]])   * Subscribe to the [[i3-discuss-subscribe@i3.zekjur.net|mailing list]] (Browse [[http://​infra.in.zekjur.net/​archives/​i3-discuss/​|archives]])
   * Join i3 IRC channel (#i3 on irc.twice-irc.de)   * Join i3 IRC channel (#i3 on irc.twice-irc.de)
-  * Register with the recently created stackexchange-like [[http://​faq.i3wm.org/​questions/​|FAQ section]] +  * Register with the recently created stackexchange-like [[http://​faq.i3wm.org/​questions/​|FAQ section]] ​(Update: As of 20/12/2015 that site is read only. The i3-related questions have moved to a new place - see the next bullet point) 
 +  * i3wm questions on [[https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​i3wm/​|reddit]]
  
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