Easy Install Guide For i3-wm

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garby
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Easy Install Guide For i3-wm

Post by garby » 19. Jan 2011, 06:08

i3 (http://i3.zekjur.net/) is the wonderful tiling window manager with a world of flexibility and resource-conserving. After testing all floating and tiling window managers with arch, debian and ubuntu, I finally am satisfied with the flexibility of i3, what an awesome window manager! I installed i3 in Salix 13.1.2 from SlackBuilds using slapt-src. Hopefully, this helps others.

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#removepkg libevent 
(as it conflcts with libev)

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#slapt-get -i ruby
(dependency for yajl)

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#slapt-src -i yajl
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#slapt-get -i dmenu
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#slapt-src -i libev
Since the location of the libev file changed, it reports that it could not fetch the file. Thanks to Gapan for pointing it out:

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#cd /usr/src/slapt-src/libraries/libev
#wget http://dist.schmorp.de/libev/Attic/libev-3.9.tar.gz
#chmod +x /libev.SlackBuild
#./libev.SlackBuild
#installpkg /tmp/libev-3.9-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
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#slapt-src -i i3
#installpkg /usr/src/slapt-src/desktop/i3/i3-3.e_bf1-x86_64-3_SBo.txz
And now i3 is ready to use. ;-) Hope this helps. Please don't miss to read the documentation at http://i3.zekjur.net/docs/userguide.html for further tweaking. It is indeed comprehensive.
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Re: Easy Install Guide For i3-wm

Post by garby » 19. Jan 2011, 07:30

I have got the x86_64 packages that I created with the process as specified in the above mail (in that case you can just do 'installpkg * in the downloaded directory), but I did not see an option to attach files to this bbs.

Send me a pm if somebody is interested.

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gapan
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Re: Easy Install Guide For i3-wm

Post by gapan » 19. Jan 2011, 12:07

ruby and dmenu are available through slapt-get, not slapt-src.
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Re: Easy Install Guide For i3-wm

Post by garby » 19. Jan 2011, 12:21

Thank you for pointing out. made changes accordingly in the original post.

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Re: Easy Install Guide For i3-wm

Post by Duncan_Idaho » 19. Jan 2011, 14:39

this looks interesting, I'm going to give it a try
btw you say you have used other tiling wm, have you tried scrotwm or xmonad? what do you think of those two?

oh, and you made a typo at the homepage of i3 you put ihttp://

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Re: Easy Install Guide For i3-wm

Post by garby » 19. Jan 2011, 14:56

@Duncan_Idaho: I tried all scrotwm, xmonad, awesome, and what not. But i3 is the most flexible in my opinion.

And sorry for the typo.

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