I have read all over the Internet about changing text files or running commands to change my wm but none of them work. I have looked all around the gnome lock screen for a button allowing me to change my wm but I could find none. I have installed and uninstalled i3 multiple times but I cannot get it to run. Is anyone able to help?
The best way to get i3 installed and running from a Gnome3 Desktop is, first to install
apt-get install i3
Other packages may also be useful:
apt-get install feh xautolock xbacklight
Then, in the
gdm3 after selecting a user, just choose the i3 desktop.
My advice is to keep as much from your GNOME desktop. For this, just add the following in your
# audio controls bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec --no-startup-id pactl set-sink-volume 1 +5% bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec --no-startup-id pactl set-sink-volume 1 -5% bindsym XF86AudioMute exec --no-startup-id pactl set-sink-mute 1 toggle # screen brightness controls bindsym XF86MonBrightnessUp exec xbacklight -inc 10 bindsym XF86MonBrightnessDown exec xbacklight -dec 10 # screenlock bindsym Control+Mod1+l exec gnome-screensaver-command -l # custom settings exec --no-startup-id gnome-session # GNOME session exec --no-startup-id gnome-settings-daemon # GNOME desktop settings exec --no-startup-id gnome-screensaver # GNOME screensaver exec --no-startup-id xautolock -time 10 -locker 'gnome-screensaver-command -l' # background image exec --no-startup-id feh --bg-fill /path/to/background.png