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#126 2010-08-21 16:40:05

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Re: The i3 thread

Thanks kcirick. I'll try that later tonight. Currently at work. I still am pissed that i3-wsbar is not working for me. So I am going to try until I get it working smile

EDIT : kcirick. I tried your conkyrc and your exec command. it does not show up anything. even when I manually enter that command nothing shows up and even when I restart i3, nothing shows up.

This is turning out to be harder than it should be.

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#127 2010-08-21 18:57:21

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Re: The i3 thread

I officially love this window manager! I still have a few TODOs (irssi notifications), but I'm satisfied with my setup so far. The ease of use is great. I never thought I'd use a tiler. big_smile

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#128 2010-08-21 19:04:01

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Yeah. It's easy to fall in love for i3 smile

I wish I could do something for Inxsible though. The fact that valid and tested setups aren't working on his machine kinda freaks me out. I have no explanation for that. I offered to try out his files... but given that, what's the point?

I would probably just reinstall, Inxsible. Or look for the problem elsewhere. Maybe try it with conky-cli... dunno...

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#129 2010-08-21 19:06:01

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Re: The i3 thread

What does i3-wsbar do?

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#130 2010-08-21 19:06:57

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Re: The i3 thread

In irssi set these options:

[lookandfeel]
beep_msg_level = MSGS NOTICES DCC DCCMSGS HILIGHT
beep_when_away = ON
beep_when_window_active = ON
bell_beeps = ON

If you use urxvt
urxvt*urgentOnBell: true

That should be all (and make sure that the colors for pager/window deco is set to another color than normal colors, in i3/config).

(If you use tmux or screen, therre is an option you have to set too. I only know for tmux atm

# listen for activity on all windows
set -g bell-action any

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#131 2010-08-21 19:20:31

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Re: The i3 thread

marfig wrote:

I would probably just reinstall, Inxsible. Or look for the problem elsewhere. Maybe try it with conky-cli... dunno...

your reinstall comment gave me an idea.

What version of i3 are you guys using?I am just using the one from the official repos.


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#132 2010-08-21 19:27:46

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I'm using the git version from AUR, 20100728-1.

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#133 2010-08-21 19:28:55

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Re: The i3 thread

I use i3 from community, and I couldn't get i3-wsbar to do anything useful!

EDIT: I am using the binary nvidia driver, could this be a factor?

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#134 2010-08-21 19:30:26

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i3-wm 3.e_bf1-1 here.

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#135 2010-08-21 19:53:45

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Re: The i3 thread

gazj wrote:

I use i3 from community, and I couldn't get i3-wsbar to do anything useful!

EDIT: I am using the binary nvidia driver, could this be a factor?

I am in the same boat. i3-wsbar just doesn't do anything. I am using xf86-video-ati so I don't think the drivers are an issue. Maybe I should use the git version and see if it changes anything.


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#136 2010-08-21 20:07:37

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Using git-version here too.

i3-wsbar is only useful if you want to do more formatting on the workspace list than by default is available. For all other scenarios you can get the same result by piping something straight to dzen2.

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#137 2010-08-21 20:21:26

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i3-git too. Although I don't use i3-wsbar (or dzen, for that matter). Just conky.


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#138 2010-08-21 20:38:30

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Re: The i3 thread

archman-cro wrote:

I still have a few TODOs (irssi notifications), but I'm satisfied with my setup so far.

Take a look at this:  Irssi Notification System

My approach to a more detailed and useful notifier.

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#139 2010-08-21 21:24:03

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sudo pacman -Qs i3 gave me "local/i3-wm 3.e_bf1-1"

i3-wsbar and all of its dependencies are from AUR. I didn't do anything special (except for dzen2, which I got the devel version from its homepage)

You do have the devel version of dzen2, right? not from AUR. the "-dock" option is not in AUR version, and this won't work. You need to do:

svn checkout http://dzen.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ dzen

and "make clean install". I assume you did, but just double checking. Also, make sure when you execute "dzen2", it goes to the correct one (if you have the dzen2 from AUR installed in /usr/bin/dzen2 and if you got the devel version in /usr/local/bin/dzen2)...

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#140 2010-08-21 21:37:08

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kcirick wrote:

You do have the devel version of dzen2, right? not from AUR. the "-dock" option is not in AUR version, and this won't work.

Afaik at least dzen2-gadgets-svn from AUR  has --dock support, maybe dzen2-xft-xpm-xinerama-svn too.


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#141 2010-08-21 21:38:22

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litemotiv wrote:

......maybe dzen2-xft-xpm-xinerama-svn too.

it does. I know. I maintain it in AUR smile


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#142 2010-08-21 21:49:41

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http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=14470 tells me dzen2-gadgets-svn was last updated in February 2010... Are you sure it hasn't been updated since then? I couldn't find any changelog or dates on their website...

Other than that, I got nothing. Inxsible, I guess you'll have to do without i3-wsbar.

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#143 2010-08-21 22:06:22

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marfig wrote:

i3-git too. Although I don't use i3-wsbar (or dzen, for that matter). Just conky.

Can you make conky overlap the dock-space when using it standalone, or does it float one line above the workspace list?

kcirick wrote:

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=14470 tells me dzen2-gadgets-svn was last updated in February 2010... Are you sure it hasn't been updated since then? I couldn't find any changelog or dates on their website...

Other than that, I got nothing. Inxsible, I guess you'll have to do without i3-wsbar.

It's an SVN version, so it doesn't really matter when the package was last updated.


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#144 2010-08-21 22:10:28

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litemotiv wrote:

Can you make conky overlap the dock-space when using it standalone, or does it float one line above the workspace list?

If you use conky by itself, then it goes above the workspace bar. If you pipe it through dzen, then you can place it inline with the bar.

litemotiv wrote:

It's an SVN version, so it doesn't really matter when the package was last updated.

Right. My bad.

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#145 2010-08-21 22:40:08

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Re: The i3 thread

Ogion wrote:

In irssi set these options:

[lookandfeel]
beep_msg_level = MSGS NOTICES DCC DCCMSGS HILIGHT
beep_when_away = ON
beep_when_window_active = ON
bell_beeps = ON

If you use urxvt
urxvt*urgentOnBell: true

That should be all (and make sure that the colors for pager/window deco is set to another color than normal colors, in i3/config).

(If you use tmux or screen, therre is an option you have to set too. I only know for tmux atm

# listen for activity on all windows
set -g bell-action any

Ogion

This should light up the workspace buttons on the bar, or? Or just blink the titlebars? I don't use those.

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#146 2010-08-21 22:45:50

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gotmor wrote:
archman-cro wrote:

I still have a few TODOs (irssi notifications), but I'm satisfied with my setup so far.

Take a look at this:  Irssi Notification System

My approach to a more detailed and useful notifier.

Is this tested with i3/i3-wsbar/dzen2? I've been looking at this one, but from that screenie I don't see what's the purpose of it, cause there's no description at all (or maybe it's just me big_smile). Is it changing the color of a workspace button on which the window is? When is it lightened up? Only when someone msgs me or echoes my name?

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#147 2010-08-22 00:32:45

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Re: The i3 thread

litemotiv wrote:
marfig wrote:

i3-git too. Although I don't use i3-wsbar (or dzen, for that matter). Just conky.

Can you make conky overlap the dock-space when using it standalone, or does it float one line above the workspace list?

No. It would always float above the workspace. I did try, but couldn't control its positioning. None of conky's position methods work, I think because for it to display in i3 it needs to be set to dock, and i3 reserves the space above the workspace bar for docked windows. Frankly, I'm admired dzen2 can. I thought the only way that was possible was through i3-wsbar. Hence, the conky | i3-wsbar "dzen" we often hear about.

But I had another issue with my setup. You can see it here. I place some variables to the left and then ${alignr} the remainder, leaving a gap in the middle. This is as I intend it to be. But when I was initially working around with i3-wsbar and dzen trying to move everything to the side of the workspace buttons area, I couldn't make it work. Dzen's ^p(_RIGHT) and other things I tried weren't just working. Eventually I figured the loss of one input line wasn't worth all the trouble. So I reverted back to conky-only and am satisfied with the result.


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#148 2010-08-22 00:41:46

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marfig, can you post a new screenie, maybe? I wanna see the conky-only stuff. Seems like some badass stuff.

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#149 2010-08-22 00:52:19

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I'm not sure I follow. You want to see a screenshot of just the conky, or the config file?
It's really nothing special. smile

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#150 2010-08-22 00:58:21

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No, of the whole desktop where conky can be seen. smile

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