Development ISO with i3 Live and offline install

I do just have a first version of the ISO ready to try for you!

  • It has i3 as Live-Session and will install i3 in offline mode.
  • You can also install all other DE’s from online install like on the official ISO.

This is just a fun project i do, as some users asking to offer something like that, so i do try to simple change the Live-Session and implement another DE to test if it will work easily.

Feel free to test:
https://github.com/endeavouros-team/ISO/releases/download/0-EndeavourOS-development-ISO-releases/endeavouros-i3-2020.10.03-x86_64.iso

https://github.com/endeavouros-team/ISO/releases/download/0-EndeavourOS-development-ISO-releases/endeavouros-i3-2020.10.03-x86_64.iso.sha512sum

validate the ISO file:
sha512sum -c endeavouros-devel-2020.09.27-x86_64.iso.sha512sum

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Are You going on the multiplication of ISOssss ? :stuck_out_tongue:

yea EndeavourOS is personal now, i do ISO’S for everyone on personal requests :rofl:

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can you make me a Hannah Montana edition? :blush:

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come on H.M. ? is not up to date anymore… should it have plymouth with H.M. singing while boot?
and… H.M. grub_tune

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I make a Budgie! :bird:

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EndeavourOS Twitter edition ? :bird:

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WOW thanks for that ISO @joekamprad, although I’m a window manager newbie i tried out the live iso and liked it A LOT. Only question i have is the default bar at the bottom for me the font is way to small, how do i enlarge the bar/font? Thanks!

On the next release, font size from i3bar should be better setup by default !

By memory, cause I’m on the phone right now, you could:

1/ modify your ~/. config/i3/config file
where you will see your font defined

font pango: yourfontname 10

just modify it…

It has to be 10 or 9 by default but minimum 11 would be better as standart… or put whathever size is necessary for your eyes capacity.

In case you want modify only the i3bar font size this could be defined into

bar { } 

2/ click F9 then choose Appareance and modify font size

this will only set the font for gtk-applications, not for the Windows or Bar or anything related :nerd_face:

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So i could set it like this

font Ubuntu Bold : Ubuntu Bold 14

:thinking:

Personally font size 12 as a standard would be cool, imho anyway. :smiley:

So i could set it like this
font Ubuntu Bold : Ubuntu Bold 14

Try this it would be better:

font pango: Ubuntu Bold 14

Personally font size 12 as a standard would be cool, imho anyway.

don’t make angry the i3 coders, then 12 unfortunately would remove lot of space on your i3bar !
Let’s say 11 as standard is a compromise…then at the end you could adjust it as you want.

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So do you think size 14 would make my bar look funny? I have a 32" monitor.

We know that we couldn’t adapt for everybody display, think about the ones who still use 1366x728px resolution. We suppose to stay around 1440x900 minimum now which we did also for Calamares…then for those who use huge display, they could adjust in consequence.

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Awesome! Never tried i3, look forward to try a live usb. Would also be handy to create one for cinnamon​:grin:

How does i3 wm cope with high dpi retina screens? Gtk vs qt app scaling, just wondering… also about laptop and external monitor with different resolutions.

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i3 will read the desired DPI from the Xft.dpi property. The property defaults to 96 DPI, so to achieve 200% scaling, you’d set into ~/.Xresources

Xft.dpi: 192

Let us know if you tested it, I don’t own this kind of display !

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Just tried out the i3 wm in a VM, it is tempting… Following the i3 wm userguide,

I realized two things, first the config file for EnOS has slightly different shortcuts keys than on the i3 doc website (which is ok). The second thing is that the .config file is missing workspace 1, it starts at 2. Don’t know if it is on purpose but that threw me off, was easy to fix but I am total newbie what concerns wm, literally the first time I tried i3.

Following the i3 wm userguide

the link to i3 guide was just on my post just UP if you click on i3.

first the config file for EnOS has slightly different shortcuts keys than on the i3 doc website (which is ok)

@joekamprad did something new for the next ISO he certainly choosed keybinding that fit the most to EOS keeping it Kiss.

The second thing is that the .config file is missing workspace 1, it starts at 2

It seems that @joekamprad spoke to me about this behavior, don’t remember what exatly, he will answer you better than me.

reason was that it was not possible to rename $ws1 it is working better now, but still causing some issues…

@joekamprad
sorry i ask … i confused why it no possible to rename $ws1 ? pls be kind to explain when you free time …