[Nix-dev] KDE with i3 as window manager in NixOS?

Kirill Elagin kirelagin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 11:29:42 CET 2015

I am running KDE with xmonad as window manager (not on NixOS but I don’t
think there is any difference). I always thought the easiest way of
replacing _just_ the window manager in KDE was setting the KDEWM
environment variable during startup which I do by exporting it in
`~/.kde4/env/xmonad.sh` (no .desktop files needed as this should be set
just to executable, e.g. `xmonad`).

But still. If you want to add a .desktop file, that of course cat be done
in `configuration.nix`, but as far as I know there is no pre-cooked
solution, so you’ll have to deal with all the paths and stuff yourself. But
is that really needed? Couldn’t you just add the file to

On Sun Jan 04 2015 at 9:47:27 PM Matthias Beyer <mail at beyermatthias.de>

> Hi,
> I'm trying to get KDE to use i3 as window manager. I did not succeed
> by now. I want to try this whether it is useable for me, so I can
> benefit from KDE as well as from i3.
> I tried to reproduce this [0] suggestion in nixos, but I failed when
> writing the .desktop file to the nix store (manually, in a VM).
> Can someone point out how to do this in nixos?
> [0]: https://faq.i3wm.org/question/2939/i3wm-and-kde-together/
> Would be nice if this would work by specifying it in the
> /etc/nixos/configuration.nix ...
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