Hey there, hope you’re all doing great.
I’ve been using Manjaro KDE for over 2 to 3 months now, and I’ve heard about i3, I googled over it and I found it interesting, the thing is, I don’t have much experience with Linux as I am a newcomer but I’d like to exchange KDE for i3, I’ve seen the Manjaro Wiki on how to install i3 it’s pretty explanatory, but I fail when it comes to configuring and customizing, if anyone here can help with a tutorial on how to configure and customize i3wm, I’d be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
I recommend just installing Manjaro i3 ISO. Fresh installation, comes with the Manjaro configs.
If you want to install i3 on top of what you already have and configure it all from scratch, you can read this wiki page.
I would install it if I could, but as I said I’m on KDE and I have worked a lot to put it to my likings, and I wouldn’t want to lose it.
I want to have both i3 and KDE, so I can chosse each one of them.
Thanks for the link, I’ll read it.
Just an fyi, if you want to run 2 different DEs on the same computer, it’s typically recommended to make a 2nd user for the 2nd DE. Reason is because some user configs from one DE can cause issues for the other.
Yeah, thanks, I’ve seen that on the Manjaro Wiki, about conflicting configs, I will add a 2nd user once I finish installing i3 and all the necessary things.
Just install i3wm from software manager
then watch this video
There’s a pkg called i3-manjaro or something like that, right now I’m not in manjaro and can’t check ti. But this pkg it’ll give you the manjaro i3 configuration, the mhwd menu and settings menu. From there it’ll be easier to configure i3. About the config itself, read the comments and search info about them. Every part of the config is self-explanatory.Any doubt, just fire away!!!
In my opinion the official i3 User’s Guide is the most comprehensive tutorial:
It requires some reading from your side, but it has all the information you’ll need for using/configuring i3.
Thanks, I’ll watch the videos.
I lack a bit of time to read all the documentation, but I’ll try reading it little by little.
I did not know about that package, I’ll download it and see the config comments, thanks.