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

Matthias Beyer mail at beyermatthias.de
Mon Jan 5 19:09:24 CET 2015


thanks for your reply.

The point is, there is no ~/.kde4/ directory! There is ~/.kde/, but there
is no ~/.kde/env/ in there!

So,... it _kindof_ works now. I wrote the config you specified in the
.kde/env/something.sh file.

My problem _now_ is, that the KDE workspace is an application, which I
can kill like an terminal. So, essentially, I have an i3 besides my
KDE, but I want to be the i3 session _inside_ the KDE workspace, as
this is the background and the place for the widgets and so on...

any ideas?

I guess this is now more a question for KDE guys as for you, but maybe
you guys have an idea?

Kind regards,

On 05-01-2015 10:29:42, Kirill Elagin wrote:
>    I am running KDE with xmonad as window manager (not on NixOS but I dona**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 youa**ll have to deal with all the paths and stuff yourself.
>    But is that really needed? Couldna**t you just add the file to
>    `~/.kde4/share/apps/a*|`?
>    On Sun Jan 04 2015 at 9:47:27 PM Matthias Beyer <mail at beyermatthias.de>
>    wrote:
>      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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>      Kind regards,
>      Matthias Beyer
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Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Kind regards,
Matthias Beyer

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