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Can't do any thing after start i3

asked 2013-06-24 14:11:01 +0000

raniere gravatar image

This morning I'm having troubles with i3:

  • can't open a terminal window with $mod+Enter,
  • can't open start any program with dmenu ($mod+d)
  • can't close i3 since the exit bar won't show up.

When I try any action the mouse change to a clock for some time.

Some information of my machine that will help:

$ uname -r
$ X -version
X.Org X Server 1.14.1
$ i3 --version
i3 version 4.5.1 ...

The i3 log show

i3 4.5.1 ...
Parsing configfile ...
deciding for version 4 ...
[libi3] libi3/font.c
Used number 1 for workspace with name 1
Starting bar process: ...
executing: i3bar ...
startup id = i3/dmenu_run ...
executing: dmenu_run
Not a managed window, ignoring UnmapNotify event
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answered 2013-06-24 16:32:03 +0000

raniere gravatar image

The SHELL environment variable cause this problem. After I set it to /bin/bash i3 back to work.

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answered 2013-06-29 12:41:47 +0000

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updated 2013-06-29 12:46:48 +0000

I had the same problem and after a while I noticed that I haven't got xterm installed. Try installing xterm using your favourite package manager, such as pacman or apt. It helped in my case. Maybe you should also install dmenu to have $mod+d working.

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