i3 Setup and Configuration
This topic is to act as a guide for setting up i3 on the Pinebook Pro.


Install the `i3` and `dmenu` packages.

Change LightDM configuration to add the `Sessions` widget so i3 can be chosen at login.

No text in window titles or bar

Edit the i3 configuration file (.config/i3/config) and remove the 'pango:' from the font option. This makes i3 fall back to another font.

TODO: Find better solution.

Inhibit power button

Hitting the power button will shut down the system immediately and its placement (above the backspace) makes this very likely to happen. You can either disable logind from handling the power button at all (set HandlePowerKey to `ignore` in /etc/systemd/logind.conf) or use the same method as other environments and inhibit the handling of the keypress.

You can do this by running the following command in the background:
systemd-inhibit --what=handle-power-key --who=i3 --why="accidental strike defense" sleep infinity

TODO: Describe how to add this as part of i3 configuration.
TODO: Describe how to make it into a prompt via e.g. i3-nagbar.

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i3 Setup and Configuration - by CandyAngel - 11-09-2019, 09:32 AM
RE: i3 Setup and Configuration - by Axevy - 11-16-2019, 07:13 PM
RE: i3 Setup and Configuration - by IAteYourBacon - 11-17-2019, 03:14 AM
RE: i3 Setup and Configuration - by Keith - 01-12-2020, 11:46 PM

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