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I just installed i3wm on Ubuntu Mate 16.04.

I'm using it alone, but I should "resolve" all the things like power-management, automount and so on. Since I do not have time I would start using i3wm instead of marco window manager on the Mate DE. I have the version 1.18.

I followed the guides on the internet by doing these commands: dconf write /org/mate/desktop/session/required-components/windowmanager "'i3'" and dconf write /org/mate/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons "false"

and trough dconf-editor > org/mate/desktop/session I removed ‘filemanager’ from required-components-list

But it does not work (after a log out). I open a window on the top left corner and no other. It does not respond with i3 keyboard shortcut. The only thing that I can do is reset marco.

Where is the problem? I really like the tilling thing, but for now, I want to use it with the DE first

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$ pkill marco
$ i3

Then log out and in again. I don't know if it is a proper way to do this, but it works for me.

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