Have you tried the i3 window manager on your portable yet?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Andz, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. Andz

    Andz Registered Member

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    I installed i3 last night. It is very nice for running a lightweight desktop and possibly conserving battery power. Personally I like it better than LXDE, Xfce and other light window managers.

    The only reason I won't use it is because I cannot adjust my backlight brightness in i3. My function keys for brightness work great in Ubuntu's Unity. If only I could figure out what commands the brightness keys are executing in order to use the same commands in i3. Then I would be all set!
     
  2. Re the backlight, try adding gnome-settings-daemon to your session.

    I've tried I3 briefly myself. Don't like it much, configuration and default keybindings are a bit painful IIRC... Ratpoison is more my speed.
     
  3. Andz

    Andz Registered Member

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    For some reason it didn't work. Maybe it would work under Ratpoison. Haven't tried yet.
     
  4. malexous

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    Try setting the backlight using xbacklight.
     

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