Laziness is one human quality that most naturally possesses. According to health specialists and misters, it is tied to the nature of situations surrounding our human hood, and thus sometimes it’s hardly avoidable. Linux is a complicated program that needs time and sufficient levels of fathoming for its successful installation and effective operation. If you are the lazy one, here is a quick and effective guide to help rice your Linux (WM-i3).
- Install Linux OS and your preferred WM
If you want that quick, easy to install and operate MW Arch + i3 is very much recommendable. Arch is lightweight as it only has the essentials and easy-to-configure procedures.
Otherwise, you can use other MWs like the xmonad, LUA or Awesome –which uses Haskell. However, these may require more configuration and installation hustles for a lazy man technically challenged with the program’s language.
- Grasp basic i3 concepts
First, through ~/.config/i3 access the ‘config’file and open it via a text-editor of your choice. From the displayed options in the ‘rec packagings’ chose an appropriate fix that you would use in the linking.
- Here is the lazy step
It is easy and simple. Go to http://reddit.com/r/unixporn and go through the available configuration options to find out what people thought was the best. Ensure to sort them by “top-all time” option and bookmark those you think would be of value to you.
Subreddit rule requires one to make a posting of the config/ dotfiles in the comments section. This would make it easier in selecting the parts you need and compiling them. If you like someone’s config yet they use a different WM, do not discard it. You can select and use that useful part of it.
Combining the needful and appropriate configs gives you a useful i3 that which will properly run in your computer.
- Combine everything together
Once you are accustomed to i3, the next step call for organizing the whole thing together. This entails placing the config files in appropriate places. Below is an example you can use as a layout reference.
i3. -˃config, i3blocks.conf
All my scripts for i3blocks
This will give you a pretty good head-start for you who wish not to strain much
Closure Tips and Tricks
Manage your volume by installing PulseAudio-CTL and playrctl for display of different information. Also, ensure to restart your program in either .xinitrc or i3 configuration you already have. You may as well chose the background of your choice. The commons ones are i3-gaps, i3lock and other text editors including Vim/gedit/Nano and many others.
This procedure works extremely well and gives ultimate results. It reduces the complexity of all the programing language to something more comprehensible.