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Slower USB transfer speed on i3wm

I recently moved to i3 windows manager from Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. I notice that the USB transfer rate to my external hard disk is unusually slow. To load the Ex-HD I am using udisks-glue. I have 2 ...
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How to install this package?

I would like to install: i3blocks. But when I try: sudo apt-get install i3blocks I get: E: Unable to locate package i3blocks How to fix this? p.s.: I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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How to know XF86 code for multimedia keys for i3 Windows Manager?

I have a Lenovo machine and pressing F4 used to close the focused window. I want this feature on my i3 desktop too. I tried adding: bindsym XF86Close kill to .i3/config. But it doesn't work. What ...
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How to start `gnome-keyring-daemon` outside of Unity?

I'm running Ubuntu with i3WM instead of Unity (while Unity is still available as a choice on the login screen). gnome-keyring-daemon works fine with Unity which starts it automatically. I just don't ...
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Change QT5 theme

I am using i3wm on Ubuntu 15.10. I was wondering on how to change the QT5 theme? With old QT4 it was possible to change it with qt4-config. There is however no qt5-config as of yet. I have tried using ...
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Using i3wm on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I am having trouble figuring out how to use i3wm on my installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The only way I've got it working was through stopping gdm with systemctl stop gdm in text-only mode, and then ...
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Keyboard settings wont stay on i3

I've recently installed i3 on my Ubuntu Gnome (15.04) computer (using these instructions). i3 is working fine and I can select it in GDM when i log in. But the problem is that when I log into i3 my ...
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lemonbar with i3 - fonts?

I just set up this lemonbar to go with my i3 setup. Seems to work fine, although only with the default font (-xos4-terminesspowerline-medium-r-normal--12-120-72-72-c-60-iso10646-1). Tried ...
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How to switch user from i3lock?

On most lock screens, there's a "Switch User" button. However, i3lock doesn't seem to have any buttons. Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch user or an option to add a button?
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Automatically disable monitor with i3 window manager in xrandr

I just started using the i3-wm in ubuntu (15), lovely! I have one problem however, each time I login I need to turn my display port of in xrandr with the following line: xrandr --output VGA-1-2 ...
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i3 screen tearing

Ok so I have some pretty bad screen tearing, like a very brief white flash when I mod1+enter to open a new terminal instance (I don't have the problem when I change workspace) I've already tried : ...
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Enhance i3-wm appearance

I am a student and therefore don't have time to program and customize stuff as much as I'd like. However I very quickly went from Windows to Linux and then adopted i3. However, as efficient and ...
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Problem updating i3

I have a problem with updating i3-wm When I type i3 --moreversion 2>&- || i3 --version I get Binary i3 version: 4.7.2 (2014-01-23, branch "tags/4.7.2") © 2009-2013 Michael Stapelberg ...
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How to run Gnome Startup Applications in i3?

i3 does not launch Ubuntu's startup applications by default. It will only execute what is added to its configuration. Which command or script do I have to execute do start all the startup applications ...
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Google Chrome automatically opens all URIs

When clicking on URIs that should open desktop apps (magnet://, and steam://), Chrome will automatically open a new tab in a new window. I'm currently using Chrome version 43.0.2357.134, Ubuntu ...
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Consolas font on terminal emulators not working properly under i3-wm

I have the Consolas font configured for my terminal emulators (Terminator and gnome-terminal). My box is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If I turn on my computer and log in to i3-wm the font looks like ...
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i3lock instead of gnome-screensaver

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and i3wm. I run gnome-settings-daemon and the power settings works well (when on ac closing the lid does nothing and on battery it suspends) but would want to use i3lock instead ...
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screen garbled after suspend when not using unity

When using unity or gnome my laptop wakes up from suspend and everything works properly. When using i3, the laptop wakes up from suspend but the screen is garbled, and I need to reboot, not even a ...
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What process is responsible for media keys in Unity?

I want to use my media keys when using i3wm. When I am using Unity, all media keys work. When I use i3 none of my keys work even though they are detected properly by xev, so I assume there is some ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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i3wm Dunst no longer showing notification

I an running a minimal install of ubuntu with i3wm, dunst was running fine until I installed feh wich is I think is totaly unrelated... when I try to send a test notification using notify-send ...
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Can you put i3 on an alternate GUI terminal?

Is there a way to put another GUI type, such as i3, on one of the other GUI terminals (i.e. Ctrl + Alt F7-F12)?
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how can I start Wiznote without GUI

I'm new here but not really novice by Ubuntu. Now I have a little problem with Wiznote (its a cloud notepad): I can start it from GUI (Unity) by click on the icon. But now I use an other WM (i3) and ...
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i3wm disable laptop screen

Is it possible when using i3wm to disable my built in screen completely? I know how to do it in Unity, but I can't google anything that makes sense.
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How to de-uglify i3-wm

I recently installed the i3 Window Manager and have fallen thoroughly in love with it. However, it's rather ugly... I followed the instructions here for getting started, and one of the points was ...
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How to generate config files from gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to convert from Gnome to just using i3-wm, but am having a problem with converting most of my settings which include, but are not limited to: Theming - fixing Ugly "default"-looking ...
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Get sound working with startx

I have set up my computer to boot to a text environment and then I enter startx to start an i3 session When I do this my sound does not work alsamixer does not work. But if I do sudo ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu with i3wm

I would like to use the i3 Window Manager with Ubuntu and not Unity. Since I am going to do a fresh install Id like to keep the bloat to a minimum. Should I just install it normally with the ...
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I'm getting confused trying to use fstab [duplicate]

I have been using i3 recently and it doesn't auto mount things. So I mounted a USB drive myself using sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/external When I copy files onto the USB drive there they are all ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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gnome control center shows only a few icons

When using gnome-control-center, it shows only a few icons, like this: I am using i3 and I am calling gnome-settings-daemon on start. Should I start any other daemons?
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Set Openbox to be readable on a QHD screen?

I have a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, which has a Quad HD (3200 x 1800) screen. Needless to say, the scaling on this make the font super tiny and hard to read. In unity it's easy to adjust the window ...
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Ubuntu Minimal Install

Every attempt I've made to install via the Minimal Install has resulted in a full blown Unity Install, whereas I simply want the Base System, the Repositories, and i3WM installed (of course flash and ...
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What is the media-key command in 14.04 for sound and brightness?

I am using a laptop and with vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 I was able to control my monitor brightness with super+F5/F6. Now I want to switch to i3wm and I need to manually bind those keys. What is the ...
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User upstart session in different window manager wIndow manager

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and i3 as window manager. After I have logged in to i3, upstart won't find my user jobs under ~/.config/upstart/. How can I make upstart find these config files without having ...
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How can I install i3 wm on Ubuntu 13.10?

I just followed the instructions here to install i3 on a clean installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VMWare Fusion on OS X, however after selecting the i3 session from the login screen and logging in, all I see ...
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How can I tell if I'm using alsa or pulse-audio by default? (Switching to i3-wm)

I might not be understanding the core concept, in which case correct me if I'm wrong. Ubuntu comes with two different audio rendering servers, pulse and alsa. Alsa is an intermediary layer to pulse? ...
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Nitrogen is not setting the wallpaper when i start i3

Nitrogen is not starting on start of i3, i don't know why. felipe@ubuntu:~$ cat .xinitrc #!/usr/bin/env bash exec i3 exec nitrogen --no-startup-id --restore here is the config felipe@ubuntu:~$ ...
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New Laptop stopped booting after a good week

So far I always could solve my problems by reading through questions already asked but this time I can't find any prescedental case, so here we go: I got a new laptop for christmas, immediately ...
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Running script at startup

I can't for the life of me get scripts to run at startup. I have a script called "startup.sh" in my home directory. I have tried (at least) the following ways to get it to run at startup: Adding it ...
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How to change font size using i3-wm?

When I start ubuntu with i3-wm the font of all Applications is too big. How do I change the Font and Size? I already looked into i3 Documentation but found nothing about this topic.
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When logging into i3 WM with GWM login loop

After I boot up and attempt to login from GWM with i3 WM selected, the screen goes blank for a few seconds then goes back to the login-screen. I can login with any other WM, such as unity, gnome.etc
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Failed i3wm install package has unment dependinces [duplicate]

Tried installing i3wm from these instructions using the Ubuntu ppa http://i3wm.org/docs/repositories.html Got this error when I typed in the final command apt-get install i3 sudo apt-get install i3 ...
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Name of the lubuntu screen brightness programme

I have lubuntu 13.04 on a couple of year old iMac and using the screen brightness keyboard buttons works great out of the box. However, I tend to use i3wm as my primary windows manager and the buttons ...
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Copy & Paste between terminal(s) and application windows in i3

I have recently installed the i3 tiling window manager [1] on my Ubuntu system and I'm trying to figure out how to copy & paste between various terminal and application windows. How can this be ...
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Recommended auto-mounter for tiling window managers?

What is the recommended way to automatically mount usb drives, optical media, hard drives, etc... with a tiling window manager on Ubuntu? I am a big fan of tiling window managers, but I always look ...
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Use NotifyOSD with i3wm window manager

I use i3wm as window manager, but something seems to be broken. I want to use NotifyOSD as a notification service, but I am not able to set it as a default service. At the moment I get ugly blueish ...
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How to start Ubuntu One indicator from command line

I'm switching to i3 window manager. I want to use the indicator-sync tool from within that desktop environment, but I couldn't find the executable for it. Where is it? Thanks in advance. update: I've ...
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Using Unity with i3-wm

Is it possible to use the Unity Panel (with or without launcher) with i3-wm instead of compiz? And if that's not possible, could I somehow use the HUD inside the i3 session?
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no power notifications with i3wm

I use Ubuntu 12.10, but changed to the i3 window manger. It works great, but I do not get the normal "low power" notification. Notify OSD works as expected (I tested it per notify-send). How can I ...