Hello! I am new here, and am noob in wms.
I tried to change i3 config in etc file, nothing changed. Then, I read that I need to copy that config (etc) in specific path and then do changes, I did it and added just one exec command to prevent auto run firefox, and rebooted.
Now, I am running default i3 configuration and system says to me that I don’t have config file, even if I have it etc and my user directories.
This is probably not the best way, but one way is to remove the /etc config files you messed with (which you shouldn’t have). Remove any i3 related config files in your .config directory. Remove i3 and reinstall i3.
Then fix it. Undo whatever you did.
If you didn’t edit system files and/or had made backups before editing them, this wouldn’t be an issue, would it ? Thats how you do things…work on your own copy of files so that you can just delete them and revert back to the defaults. I don’t know what you did…I’m just telling you something that would work.
Feel free to wait for better instructions.
i3 provides a tool called i3-config-wizard that generates a config file. If you rename your ~/.config/i3/config file to something else and restart i3, i3 will offer to generate a config file for you, if you agree, it will run i3-config-wizrd to do the job.
You can run man i3-config-wizard to learn how to use the tool.
I did nothing to etc, one line of code from example, it didn’t change anything, then I removed this line.
I get i3 default bar when I reload my system AFTER created local config (in home/user/) and copied config from etc there, like in the instructions said.
If you did not edit the system config files, you can get a default copy by removing the i3 files from .config in your home directory. I think on first run it copies the configs over. If not, they will remain in either /etc/default or /etc/i3 or similar locations (check the wiki for locations) and you can copy them manually to your $HOME/.config/ locations.
Just for the record, seems there is some confusion in this thread…
The file located in /etc/i3/config is the default config file. I would not mess with it. If something is wrong with your own config in your home folder it will still be able to fallback on the default i3 config so you can fix things.
i3 looks in either ~/.config/i3/config which is where the default eos config can be copied to or ~/.i3/config
Okay, again. I reinstalled Endeavouros OS, with i3, if I go to the /etc/i3/config I will get the same file as before with something like 200 lines of code with comments against big config file from github with 593 lines of code. How does it work? I assume, if I will copy this file from /etc/i3/ to my home directory, I will get the same issue again.
In other words, please download the file in the link and then rename it to ~/.config/i3/config, and you will get back the default i3 configuration provided by endeavouros. To be honest, you did not have to go as far as to reinstall your OS to reset the configuration.