I use Ubuntu 18.10. I installed i3 before, but I wanted i3-gaps now. So I uninstalled it.
sudo apt purge i3* sudo apt autoremove
This however did not remove the i3 option from the login screen (the gear button next to the login button, it has
Ubuntu on Wayland,
I than followed this article about installing i3-wm at Ubuntu 16.04. It should work, the only problem I had was that I had to create
~/.i3 directory manually, it was not created after install.
But nothing changed on the login screen - there is no new
i3-gaps (or whatever should it be) option. When I select the
i3 option, the i3 bar is empty with error message (Error: status_command not found or is missing a library dependency (exit 127)) and half of the features doesn't work - for example I cannot launch the d-menu (mod+d). When I open multiple terminals, there are exactly next to each other (as in i3) without gaps.
Directly after install I made
~/.i3 directory, copied there global config and added following lines:
for_window [class="^.*"] border pixel 0 gaps inner 30 gaps outer 20
Edit: Could it be possible that i3-gaps is installed, but just doesn't work, like missing some dependencies? Because adding
exec i3 into ~/.xinitrc and running
startx from TTY does the same as logging into i3 from login screen. So I think that either i3 somehow survived or i3-gaps didn't really install correctly. If that's the case, almost nothing is installed and it doesn't even read my config file (
~/.i3/config). Any ideas?