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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject: Properly set i3 as window manager Reply with quote

Fresh install of gentoo. I've edited my ~/.bash_profile so that it starts x on login. From here I have emerged i3 and would like to have it so when I log in I am greeted to an i3 environment.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in your .xinitrc
Code:
[[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
exec i3


I don't remember what the first line does, so it is probably important ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
in your .xinitrc
Code:
[[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
exec i3


I don't remember what the first line does, so it is probably important ;)


I managed to get it to work with just
Code:
exec i3
but this also works so I'll go with this. :) thank you!! Solved
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you might want to look into a graphical display manager instead. see lightDM

apart from that, go here for xinit
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
Code:
[[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
I don't remember what the first line does, so it is probably important ;)
That tests for an Xresources file and, if found, loads its contents so that they are available to be read by X applications. Xresources is one of the more traditional ways of configuring X applications. Like many files from that era, Xresources is editable as a text file, so if you want to know what it does, viewing it and checking the manual pages for the affected applications (which you can likely guess from the text in the file) will tell you what the resources are doing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saderror256 wrote:
you might want to look into a graphical display manager instead. see lightDM

apart from that, go here for xinit

I don't think dendro will want to be going that route since he's already gotten X to start at login and i3 to launch when X server is initialized. At this point, a DM would serve no purpose other than to eat up resources.
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