Polybar in Gnome +i3-gnome

Hi to everybody. I’ve intalled EOS April with gnome and i3-gnome.
Now I need to intall polybar, but is impossible. I can’t see the installation. System tell me it is installed but doesn’t start.
I try with AUR
If I follow this procedure, after downloading pakage from github
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake …
$ make -j$(nproc)
$ sudo make install

cmake … (command doesn’t exit)


yay -S polybar
mkdir ~/.config/polybar/
cp /usr/share/doc/polybar/config ~/.config/polybar/config

and configure it to your needs…

put it to i3 config inside ~/.config/i3/config like this:
exec --no-startup-id polybar BAR

i do only copy this from arch wiki page :wink:

No need to compile it manually, better use AUR and helper script yay to create a package you can easely update also with yay…

And welcome at the forum!

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Wow, it is more simple now!
Sorry I’m new with linux, but I start from the hardest things :frowning:

yay -S siji-git xorg-fonts-misc
if you want to start from sample configuration as both are needed for this…

no regrets! we are open for everyone willing to dig into the dark side of Linux :wink:

exec --no-startup-id polybar example
to start the default bar from example config… will look like this: