First of all, thanks for taking the time to give us feedback about the Spin.
Perhaps some of them are interesting either for integration into F35
version, or perhaps as part of a write-up about using the i3 spin.
This is very useful since we are looking for the custom settings we will
include in F35.
1. general system update
sudo dnf update
It can't be avoided, it depends usually on the time since the RC is chosen
and converted into GA, and the release time, it's usually like a week, and
that's why are updates available even in the release day.
2. fix 4k display issues (to scale the display by 2X)
# install xrandr which is used to change display properties
sudo dnf install xrandr
# create a shell script to scale the display
sudo cat > /usr/share/lightdm/display.sh <<EOF
[ -n "$DISPLAY" ] && /usr/bin/xrandr --output eDP --scale 0.5x0.5
sudo chmod +x /usr/share/lightdm/display.sh
# configure lightdm to run the shell script when showing the greeter
and when starting a new session
sudo sed -i '/greeter-setup-script=/
sudo sed -i '/session-setup-script=/
Custom scripts are hard to include, we usually use packages, and also, not
all screens are HiDPI. I think we can include this like a recommendation in
3. install `xss-lock` (this is already included in the default i3
file) to enable auto start of i3lock when the display is locked; and add a
keybinding (mod+shift+p - but use a keycode since I am using Dvorak
keyboard layout (which maps this to mod+shift+l in Dvorak)) to lock the
sudo dnf install xss-lock
echo 'bindcode $mod+Shift+33 exec --no-startup-id loginctl
lock-session' >> ~/.config/i3/config
We can discuss xss-lock, it looks like a good idea.
4. replace urxvt terminal with alacritty (why bother configuring uxrvt to
be usable when there are other terminals that work out of the box?).
sudo dnf install alacritty
sudo dnf remove rxvt-unicode
rxvt-unicode has half of the size of alacritty. We discuss this a lot in
the early days, and we choose rxvt-unicode because it's likeweight and it's
the most used in i3 default installations.
5. replace dmenu with rofi (using the default config included in the
default i3 config file)
sudo dnf install rofi
# comment out the line that exec's dmenu
sed -i '/exec --no-startup-id dmenu_run/ s/^/# /' ~/.config/i3/config
# uncomment the line that runs rofi
sed -i '/rofi -modi-drun/ s/^# //' ~/.config/i3/config
It's a taste decision.
6. use Hack font instead of monospace for i3 title bars and i3status
seems Hack is installed by default but I don't really understand how fonts
work or how to verify this)
sed -i '/^font / s/.*/font pango: Hack Regular 10/' ~/.config/i3/config
It's a taste decision. Also, hack is not in the Fedora repositories,
7. configure trackpad natural scrolling and tap to click
sudo cat > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-trackpad.conf <<EOF
Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall"
Option "Tapping" "True"
Option "TappingDrag" "True"
Option "NaturalScrolling" "True"
I never understood why this isn't added as default in Fedora. I need to
check Workstation, because you can configure this in the Gnome
Again thanks for taking the time to write this, we will definitely check
this for next release.
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