( forked from admiralnemo/i3wm-el7 )

Project ID: 20570


i3 Window Manager for RHEL/CentOS 7

Installation Instructions

Minimal GUI using i3 and Lilyterm

For RHEL/CentOS 7 installed from "minimal" package group


Required Repositories:

Install X11 server and drivers (e.g. for VMware virtual machine):

yum install xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-drv-vmware xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse xorg-x11-drv-evdev mesa-dri-drivers

Install lightdm:

yum install lightdm xorg-x11-xinit-session

Install i3, i3status, and lilyterm:

yum install dejavu-sans-fonts dejavu-sans-mono-fonts dejavu-serif-fonts i3 i3status lilyterm

Install py3status—Optional, for additional customization to the status bar

yum install py3status

Install feh—Optional, to set wallpaper:

yum install feh

Set Up

Boot to GUI by default:

systemctl set-default graphical.target

Start GUI now:

systemctl isolate graphical.target

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
EPEL 7 x86_64 (8)* EPEL 7 (41 downloads)

* Total number of packages downloaded in the last seven days.