I thought that because i had (or maybe had) previously pressed escape to accept defaults and not enter to generate config during first run of the wizard, perhaps something was not ‘pointing’ to the config in my home/.config/i3 folder
So, I thought by running the wizard again and then replacing the generated config with my config it would (on reboot or ctrl+shif+R) start pointing to my config.
But, my logic must have been flawed
The strange thing is that if I just uncomment the exec i3 in my .xinitrc to boot into i3 on tty1 it uses my ~/.config/i3/config
Actually it also seems to keep the dual monitor settings from openbox even tho havent included them in the i3 config yet. And the left handed mouse.
If those settings are in your ~/.xprofile, they will start with every window manager. I believe they will also be persistent if they are in the openbox autostart file; so once you log into openbox, the settings remain if you log out and then log into i3-gaps.
Thanks, I have monitors in .xprofile, I cant find the LHMouse settings anywhere, maybe I did that via the xfce settings?
I will look into this later, I think I am on the right track now, thanks to your patience
Did you do a clean install from the latest iso? The basic settings for a left-handed mouse are now included in the default .xprofile with the latest iso. It needs to be un-commented if you’re a southpaw. Thanks for that contribution.
What command are you using to start the window manager? I use this for i3 (no gaps):
startx $HOME/.xinitrc i3
replace i3 with the window manager of choice - openbox-session in your scenario.
I tried that but those aliases (and none of my aliases is .bashrc or .bash_aliases) seem to work after I logout or move to another tty. Is this normal?
The simplest way I can see is for the basic exec openbox-session .xinitrc like you said and then I type startx /usr/bin/openbox-session or startx /usr/bin/i3 after loging out or moving tty.
If I could get an alias working for those it would be simpler.
The problems with my i3 config are to do with where I define monitor layout I think
I think i3 and AL are just made for each other. I literally just installed AL and i3 on my work PC even though my work is financial & accounting. I am going to make it work. I just love using the keyboard a lot more instead of using the mouse.
I used i3 for some months with Archbang and then EOS - after a difiicult start (WTF do I do now!) I loved it
Although now I have to say I am swinging back to Openbox
I loved the fact that I could customise everything from one file and played around with it a lot but now I was interested in seeing the ‘vanilla’ AL i3 (which is probably not why I should be using i3 )