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Old 08-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
DataMonSTAR
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Select i3 as my default window manager


I'm having trouble getting i3wm set up as my default window manager on this fresh install of Slackware 14 Current.

When I run 'xwmcconfig' it does not list i3 as a window manager for X that I can select.

I know that I've got i3 installed correctly because it runs perfectly fine if I use

Code:
exec ck-launch-session i3
If I run just 'startx' it loads Fluxbox, which I don't want to use anymore.

/etc/X11/xinit shows the xinrc files for blackbox, fluxbox, fvwm2, wmaker and twm but there's nothing present for i3.

What can I do to get xwmconfig to see that I've got i3 installed so that I can select it as my default window manager?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #2
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How did you install i3? It's available on slackbuilds.org (v4.2). If you're running -current, you can also build the latest version from here:
http://slackword.net/files/builds/i3...kware-current/

The link provided above will offer xinitrc.i3 which you can put in /etc/X11/xinit/ which should make it appear in the xwmconfig menu.
 
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:40 AM   #3
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Either use above mentioned file for system-wide settings or put your code to launch i3 in $HOME/.xinitrc file or in $HOME/.xsession if started from login manager (need to have an executable flag).
 
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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Thank you both. Copying that xinitrc.i3 to /etc/X11/xinit/ worked and I am able to globally set it as the default window manager.
 
  


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