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Eng.amr.fouad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:14 am    Post subject: i3 cant open display problem [ solved ] Reply with quote

hey guys , im new noob , im amr from egypt
i just new to gentoo thing and i did install gentoo from minimal iso and i installed xorg and its working fine with xterm
no windows manager installed so i installed i3wm but when i try the command
i3 it gives me i3: cant open display
so i need a little help to troubleshoot this ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit your ~/.xinitrc. add the following for i3

If it doesnt exist yet, create it.
Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec i3


and relogin (Slim or startx whetever you used to start x)

Good luck and welcome to gentoo 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

schorsch_76 wrote:
Edit your ~/.xinitrc. add the following for i3

If it doesnt exist yet, create it.
Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec i3


and relogin (Slim or startx whetever you used to start x)

Good luck and welcome to gentoo 8)




thank you very much for your reply , im gonna try it and give you the feed back
i appreciate your help
loving gentoo already ...+ learning alot + a chance to know helpful guys like you
thanks :)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schorsch_76 wrote:
Edit your ~/.xinitrc. add the following for i3

If it doesnt exist yet, create it.
Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec i3


and relogin (Slim or startx whetever you used to start x)

Good luck and welcome to gentoo 8)



thank you :) its working like charm
thank you schorsch :)
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