After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS my hybrid i3wm/Gnome session broke. gnome-panel didn’t show, screen saver didn’t work, and other weird things. Here’s how to make it work.
The i3wm/gnome configuratoin instructions here have been updated, so just follow them if you are setting up a i3wm/Gnome session for the first time.
If you already have that setup, add these two lines to
It seems that in the new Gnome version there’s a new configuration for
/etc/xdg/autostart/, where each
.desktop file can
limit which sessions they apply to with an
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Unity Settings Daemon Exec=/usr/lib/unity-settings-daemon/unity-settings-daemon-localeexec OnlyShowIn=Unity; NoDisplay=true X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=Initialization X-GNOME-Autostart-Notify=true X-GNOME-AutoRestart=true X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=unity-settings-daemon
By saying that
gnome-i3.desktop is both GNOME-Flashback and Unity
all those autostarts apply also to the i3wm setup.
(I got this trick from the awesomewm
but instead of adding a desktop name for i3wm, I just copied them from