Package Details: i3-gnome 1:3.28.1-1

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Package Base: i3-gnome
Description: Use i3 with GNOME Session integration.
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Keywords: gnome i3-wm session
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: TheMarex
Maintainer: 51v4n
Last Packager: 51v4n
Votes: 32
Popularity: 1.416737
First Submitted: 2015-08-15 14:14
Last Updated: 2018-05-22 01:48

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51v4n commented on 2018-05-27 00:10

@Hi-Angel, Basically by 'GNOME Session integration' stands for makes available a session option for GNOME + i3 and enables GNOME Keyring and other GNOME processes to work out-of-the-box.

Hi-Angel commented on 2018-05-26 07:51

I assume this is a known bug, but this just runs i3, with no gnome in sight.

lol yeah, this package just runs different Gnome services (I dunno what kind of services) — but not Gnome with its panel, applets, and such. it is already kind of faq, I wonder if it's worth putting into description.

codedcosmos commented on 2018-05-26 07:41

I assume this is a known bug, but this just runs i3, with no gnome in sight.

rawkode commented on 2018-03-31 06:33

Ack, i3-gnome has worked without GDM until this release. GDM has too many bluetooth related bugs to switch back over. Thanks anyway

51v4n commented on 2018-03-30 21:17

@rawkode, this catch my attention:

/etc/lightdm/Xsession: ...

it seems that you don't have GDM installed, that's why you're getting the error, GDM helps to load all the necessary components that i3-gnome will use.


rawkode commented on 2018-03-30 11:36

Hi @51v4n,

I reinstalled i3-gnome and now I get:

/etc/lightdm/Xsession: line 76: exec: gnome-session --session=i3-gnome: not found
Gdk-Message: 12:35:53.428: light-locker: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.

51v4n commented on 2018-03-29 18:16

@rawkode, Can you give more information about?

Can't reproduce the issue.

Before anything you must have the latest version of GNOME.

rawkode commented on 2018-03-29 07:22

Fails to start with error: /bin/sh: /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gsd-xsettings: No such file or directory

Looks like it should be /usr/lib/gsd-xsettings

tasankovasara commented on 2018-03-25 17:06

Went for a walk, came back, it's fixed. Blessed be, 51v4n <3

tasankovasara commented on 2018-03-25 15:05

Gnome went 3.28, and guess what, i3 with Gnome works no more. Does anybody have a quick fix (pliize) ?

51v4n commented on 2017-10-11 02:12

i think you should add this to your `~/.config/i3/config`:
exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gsd-xsettings

killajoe commented on 2017-10-10 10:13

thanks 51v4n !
but i do get a full configurated gnome installtion, bluetooth is working and themes are set. Before i can set everything also under i3-gnome, now i get only networkmanager-tray-icon working the rest is not aviable or have no effect under i3-gnome session.

51v4n commented on 2017-10-08 00:58

make sure if you have installed bluez:


and get up and running those units through systemctl:
sudo systemctl enable bluez.service && sudo systemctl start bluez.service

gnome-bluetooth as well:

for appereance make sure to make your customizations under GNOME DE, because it's more about the DE than the Window Manager.

Another Utility to consider it's gtk-chtheme:

killajoe commented on 2017-10-07 23:27

For me, now i can login to i3-gnome session but appereance and devices like bluetooth is not aviable over gnome-tweak-tool or gnome-control-center.

51v4n commented on 2017-10-07 18:36

Fixed!, now works again, thanks to @killajoe to let us know about the issue and @Snowmobil for his suggestion on GitHub.
Now it should work for everyone.

51v4n commented on 2017-10-06 22:27

@killajoe, thanks for let me know, i'll flag this package out of date just to notify.
On it.

killajoe commented on 2017-10-06 14:41

Seems to not work anymore after the update today
-with GDM or lightdm
-try to login the session brings you right back to the DM

51v4n commented on 2017-09-17 01:08

Update: just added the epoch as suggested by @ItachiSan, thanks for the suggestions!

51v4n commented on 2017-09-13 02:50

@ItachiSan ok, got it, thanks!, currently on it, i'm doing other tasks, be patient.

ItachiSan commented on 2017-09-11 12:01

I think you might add the epoch, as the previous version was 5.1 and now it is 2.1.

51v4n commented on 2017-09-08 22:11

hello @Hi-Angel
Sorry for the misconceptions, the deal with i3-gnome is that you're still using GNOME as a 'backend thing', you don't get the panels and visual stuff from GNOME but you're using GNOME stuff like the audio manager in this case if you plug-in your headphones you don't have to load an external app for manage that stuff, also you're using way lot better GTK+ integration so you don't have to do hardconfigs to maintain a good looking feel for most of the software that uses GTK (firefox and so on), and in addition you're using the i3 that you know as a window manager instead of the window manager of GNOME (metacity {wayland} or whatever GNOME uses now).
hope this help you.

Hi-Angel commented on 2017-09-07 16:24

I don't quite understand from descriptions here or in README: should it have Gnome's panel with all its applets, or no? Because for me it doesn't, it looks completely like a usual i3 session, except that now I have a bunch of gnome* processes in RAM.

51v4n commented on 2017-08-08 16:11

@epidings totally forgotten, updated now!, thanks.

epidings commented on 2017-08-08 06:37

Thanks for the update!
I guess, this line in PKGBUILD should be:


51v4n commented on 2017-07-25 11:06

Taking care of this package, suggestions are welcome as well to the repo on github[1]



techlive commented on 2017-04-28 02:05

For gnome-settings-daemon 3.24 issue, replace /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/i3-gnome.session with following should work.

# -*- mode: conf -*-

[GNOME Session]


mephux commented on 2017-01-10 22:35

Pinky commented on 2016-11-22 00:38

Mey by just sending the 'Logout' message should be fine

Pinky commented on 2016-11-22 00:36

solved by:

cat /usr/bin/i3-gnome

# Register with gnome-session so that it does not kill the whole session thinking it is dead.
test -n "$DESKTOP_AUTOSTART_ID" && {
dbus-send --print-reply --session --dest=org.gnome.SessionManager "/org/gnome/SessionManager" org.gnome.SessionManager.RegisterClient "string:i3-gnome" "string:$DESKTOP_AUTOSTART_ID"


test -n "$DESKTOP_AUTOSTART_ID" && {
dbus-send --print-reply --session --dest=org.gnome.SessionManager "/org/gnome/SessionManager" org.gnome.SessionManager.Logout "uint32:1"

rcmz commented on 2016-10-23 14:41

Hey, i'm having problemes with exiting the i3 session (mod+shift+e)
The windows stay open, but the all the i3 stuff disapear and I'm not taken back to GMD
Do you have a sotution ?

sebstar commented on 2016-04-23 13:22

Hey Marex, thanks for the package! Do you mind merging upstream/master in your github repo?

MCSH commented on 2016-03-29 19:03

This package requires i3 as dependencies, be sure to install before using or you will face problems.

Tbsc commented on 2016-03-23 18:53

@denspirit: It should, as it runs in i3. I'm guessing he hasn't set up dependencies for it.

jon.reeve commented on 2015-11-21 21:02

This appears to work only halfway--GTK themes seem to be set OK, but then brightness and volume keys don't work as expected. Any ideas about what might be happening here?

denspirit commented on 2015-08-31 20:59

Does this package depend on i3-wm present?