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tabbed layout and resize not working in Debian

asked 2014-11-19 13:36:43 +0000

drak3 gravatar image

updated 2014-11-19 13:40:09 +0000

Ok, so recently I installed Debian and restored my i3 config. I then noticed certain things were not working, notably tabbed layouts and resizing.

I thought there might be some lines that weren't valid in the version Debian has in its repositories (4.2-2; I was using 4.8-3 in arch), so I restored the default config, but they're not working even then.

Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening and how I might fix it? I really don't want to have to use something else, but if its not working, I wouldn't have much choice. It would be a shame.

Admittedly, I have not tried reinstalling it (I'm at work as of posting this, so I cant try that, ATM).

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answered 2014-11-19 14:26:02 +0000

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I remember that there was some bug with resizing containers in a previous version and it was fixed somewhere after the release of version 4.2 - so this might be related. I would guess that you use Debian stable; thus I would recommend using wheezy-backports or the testing repositories to get the newest i3 version.

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this worked, thanks! it seems ironic to have to go to a less stable software repository to get a more stable piece of software....

drak3 gravatar imagedrak3 ( 2014-11-20 13:16:42 +0000 )edit

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