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Re: i3 tiling window manager
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2023, 08:55:39 AM »
 

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Hi trinidad,  :)

thanks a lot for your suggestions.

I might consider Devuan or Bunsen in the future.
Right now Id like to stay on my fresh install of LL.

Still I might give i3wm or openbox a try here.

Thanks a lot for your help and many greetings
Rosika  :wave
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 11:28:28 AM »
 

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BunsenLabs will give you the most pre-configured options, while both Devuan and Bunsen will give you the smallest disk footprint and the most efficient RAM usage.

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Re: i3 tiling window manager
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 09:34:32 AM »
 

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Hi trinidad and thanks a lot for your reply,  :)

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I definitely prefer openbox to i3wm

O.K., does that mean openbox can be used - like i3wm - instead of a fully-fledged desktop environment?
I was of the opinion that openbox was part of a DE, like in Lubuntu...

Well, Ill definitively look into it.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Many greetings
Rosika  :wave
 

Re: i3 tiling window manager
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2023, 04:06:44 PM »
 

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You will probably have trouble with some notification windows and some Lite specific application windows. I definitely prefer openbox to i3wm but if you really want that i3wm desktop run Debian, Devuan, BunsenLabs, or Arch, Bunsen being the easiest.

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i3 tiling window manager
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2023, 10:44:08 AM »
 

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Hi all,  :)

Id very much like to know your opinion about i3 tiling window manager.

What I want to do is install it on Linux Lite 6.2 as it may provide certain benefits (amongst others lower RAM usage, I guess).
At least from time to time starting the system with i3 tiling WM might be a good idea for me.  ;)

Im not looking for installation help. Theres a very good article by Dave McKay on
https://www.howtogeek.com/769284/what-is-the-i3-tiling-window-manager-and-how-do-you-use-it-on-linux/ .

My question is more of a general kind:

On https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/software.html#deskenv it says:

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If you desire to install another desktop environment, we cannot provide specific instructions on how to do this. There are far too many variables involved and much can go wrong.

Well, I know installing another DE on a system which already makes use of its own DE may be risky at times.

But what about i3 tiling WM?
I mean: is it to be seen as a "desktop environment"? My understanding is: its a window manager (not a DE per se).

So what it boils down to is: Is it safe to install i3 tiling WM alongside the already installed "heavily modified version of the XFCE desktop environment"?

Many thanks in advance and many greetings

Rosika  :wave
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