Installing i3 on Linux Mint Cinnamon, Mate or Xfce - always updated to the last version of Linux Mint
Date : 17/02/2019 Version : v3.0.1
Linux Mint 19.1
What is i3wm?
I3 = improved tiling windows manager and this is its base of operations. Follow the link for more information. You will find there a documentation guide every i3 user should read.
Installation of Linux Mint Cinnamon, Mate or Xfce
We start from an up-to-date and clean install of Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, XFCE or MATE as described on http://erikdubois.be.
The installation of Linux Mint is easy and very similar to the old installations.
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.
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 18.2 Sonya Cinnamon booted into i3
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.
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
Or you can follow these steps
But that is the fun in Linux.
You can do whatever Y O U want.
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