This is a follow up of the article written a few months ago. That article will provide you with more details of this project.

Issues

Installing i3 on an other computer can have its issues. Other hardware will have its consequences.

  • other monitors have other names – finding out the name of your monitor
  • keyboard had to be set to Belgian keyboard the SHIFT key was not working in i3

 

Monitors

The application to figure out the name of your monitor is :

As you can see in the output my monitors are called via the connection they have.

  • DVI-I-1
  • DVI-D-0

xrandr

You should change the config script accordingly located in

xrandr-config

Another tip for monitors is telling which screen is on the left or right. This can be done with this command. You can find it also in the config file.

or in my case

You can put this line of code in your config but it must be proceeded with “exec“.

Keyboard

When I wanted to kill an application with the shortcut  Windows (mod) + Shift + q it did not work. When I tried to type, I saw I was in qwerty.

So I had to change the keyboard setting to AZERTY.

 

Installation

It always starts with the installation of Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon via usb and updating Linux Mint.
Then you download the scripts of this github and run “quick-install.sh” or start them one by one.

This is the result of our scripts.

lazuli8core

Then we get the actual i3 code from this github. From here on everything has been recorded.

In the next video we will download the files/scripts and install i3.

 

Now you can log off and log back on with selecting i3.

login

 

Showing you the result and going over the changes I had to make. Also telling you that I installed the nvidia driver in order to have the latest possible kernel.

 

 

Pictures what to expect

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Conky to help you with the basic information and the basic keyboard shortcuts

Lxappearance to change icons, themes, …

Once you know i3wm you can try other distro’s as well.

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