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i3 not starting invoked by gdm [closed]

asked 2013-08-31 12:19:05 +0000

bongo gravatar image

I use

exec i3 -V >> ~/.i3/i3log 2>&1

in .xsession and .xprofile to start i3 on archlinux. My .x* files:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 bongo bongo    9 Aug 31 13:42 .xinitrc -> .xsession*
-rw-r--r-- 1 bongo bongo   24 Mar 11  2012 .xmodmap
-rwxr-xr-x 1 bongo bongo 1006 Aug 31 13:52 .xprofile*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 bongo bongo   31 Aug 31 13:46 .xsession*

.xprofile has no invocations of other wms in it, just some xinput lines.

1st Problem in IMHO: i3 does not start logging when only using the exec line in .xsession! Only .xprofile works. I followed the suggestion on archlinux wiki (I may not post links).

i3 seems to start but does not show anything like a terminal. No shortcuts are working etc.. Only the "busy" cursor is visible.


08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - i3 4.6 (2013-08-07, branch "tags/4.6") starting
08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - Parsing configfile /home/$USER/.i3/config
deciding for version 4 due to this line: # i3 config file (v4)
08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - [libi3] libi3/font.c Using X font -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-C-70-iso10646-1
08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - Used number 1 for workspace with name 1
08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - auto-starting i3status | i3bar -d
08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - startup id = i3/i3status/17456-0-bird_TIME0
08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - executing: i3status | i3bar -d
08/31/2013 01:48:23 PM - Not a managed window, ignoring UnmapNotify event
i3status: trying to auto-detect output_format setting
i3status: auto-detected "i3bar"
i3bar: invalid option -- 'd'
Usage: i3bar -b bar_id [-s sock_path] [-h] [-v]

-b, --bar_id  <bar_id>  Bar ID for which to get the configuration
-s, --socket  <sock_path>   Connect to i3 via <sock_path>
-h, --help    Display this help-message and exit
-v, --version Display version number and exit

 PLEASE NOTE that i3bar will be automatically started by i3
 as soon as there is a 'bar' configuration block in your
 config file. You should never need to start it manually.

Received SIGPIPE, exiting
08/31/2013 01:49:23 PM - Not a managed window, ignoring UnmapNotify event

Does anyone have an idea on what I could try?

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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant by Michael
close date 2013-08-31 12:43:34.239108

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answered 2013-08-31 12:43:21 +0000

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This kind of problem is much better solved interactively in our #i3 IRC channel. Please come there, post your question(s) and wait patiently until somebody answers your question. Thanks.

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