I’ve uploaded my i3wm configuration to GitHub for community to play around with. Just follow the link
https://github.com/dzaczek/Uconsole-i3/ . Please keep in mind that it’s still under development, so there might be a few bugs here and there. Enjoy experimenting!
Hi there – finally got around to trying this – some notes from your instructions:
open /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/desktop.conf and change windows_manager to i3
This file doesn’t exist on my stock A06 uConsole – newly flashed the latest image to a new SD card.
The directory /etc/xdg exists, but lxsession directory doesn’t exist.
sudo apt install apt-get install maim xclip copyq xdotool
apt install / apt-get install looks duplicated / etc.
Followed the instructions as best as I could – I created the above folder / file that didn’t exist – but no log getting i3 working. Ideas?
What is contained in the /etc/xdg directory on your device?"
and yes you have right there is typo word double apt
sudo apt install maim xclip copyq xdotool
Currently the following in /etc/xdg:
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Jun 17 2022 .
drwxr-xr-x 147 root root 12288 Oct 27 15:17 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 27 14:18 autostart
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 27 14:14 menus
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1444 Jan 12 2018 pamix.conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 17 2022 systemd
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 17 2022 Thunar
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 414 Mar 25 2022 user-dirs.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 418 Mar 25 2022 user-dirs.defaults
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Oct 27 14:13 xfce4
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 27 14:14 Xwayland-session.d
I think I finally figured out that this is for the RPi version of uConsole – I have the A06 version.
For the A06 version, I was able to just: sudo apt install i3 and i3 was there and working – the one thing that needed to be done was to rotate the screen – which your i3 config does:
exec --no-startup-id xrandr --output DSI-1 --rotate right
Perfect good job I was afraid there is wayland and not supporting i3 . But looks fine I added some wallpapers generated by midjourney and the most important thing battery level script you can find in block scripts . I will add you workaround to GitHub
Thanks I generated this wallpaper by ai , In wallp directory there is more wallpapers
already clone the repo and using the wallpaper now
I’ve followed your scripts to change the window_manager to I3 in /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/desktop.conf, but the mutter still comes, and overlap on the screen, I could use the comond of i3, but the whole screen is covered with mutter dasktop
That didn’t work for me either – I’d suggest changing the desktop.conf back to mutter and then just edit
Maybe the author forgot one thing below.
After changing the mutter to i3, remember to edit the file “/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart”, and comment the top two lines (lxpanel and pcmanfm).
Hope this may help those who have this issue.
Hi yest you have totally right i made dumy mistake and i frgotten about this one file
I wrote the documentation from memory and I forgot about it.
…mind if i ask what this i3 is
i3 is a minimalist, tiling window manager designed for Linux systems, emphasizing efficiency and keyboard-driven operations. Unlike traditional window managers, i3 places windows in a non-overlapping, grid-like pattern, maximizing screen real estate and allowing for easy navigation and organization using keyboard shortcuts. It’s highly customizable, appealing to users who enjoy a clean, efficient, and streamlined computing environment.
Would this be available for pi os
It working on any Linux os