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README.md

Installing i3 on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon, Mate or Xfce

I3 = improved tiling windows manager and this is its base of operations.

Installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon, Mate or Xfce

We start from an up-to-date and clean install of Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon, XFCE or MATE as described on http://erikdubois.be.

Installation instructions for the Installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

Installation instructions for the Installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Mate

Installation instructions for the Installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce

When you follow these movies/articles and the installation scripts on github, you will end up with all the needed icons and applications you will see me use in the I3 tutorials.

Linux Mint 18.1

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Installation of i3 on Cinnamon, Mate or Xfce

Checkout the installation articles on http://erikdubois.be/category/linux/i3/installation-of-i3/ and follow the instructions to come to these results.

#Linux Mint 18.1 booted into i3

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F A Q


#What can you do if the script does not execute?

Since I sometimes forget to make the script executable, I include here what you can do to solve that.

A script can only run when it is marked as an executable.

ls -al 

Above code will reveal if a script has an "x". X meaning executable. Google "chmod" and "execute" and you will find more info.

For now if this happens, you should apply this code in the terminal and add the file name.

chmod +x typeyourfilename

Then you can execute it by typing

./typeyourfilename

Or you can follow these steps

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#But that is the fun in Linux.

You can do whatever Y O U want.

Share the knowledge.

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