New user, choose I3 version. but mod+enter won´t open terminal?

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System:
  Kernel: 6.0.2-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
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  Desktop: i3 v: 4.21.1 info: i3bar vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: H110M-DS2-CF v: x.x serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: F2 date: 10/30/2015
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-6500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S
    gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
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    desc: 1x6 MiB
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  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
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  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
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Graphics:
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    vendor: Sapphire driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-4 code: Arctic Islands
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    link-max: lanes: 8 ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DVI-D-1
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  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo
    missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 1-4:4 bus-ID: 00:1f.3
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    serial: <filter>
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    vendor: Sapphire driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
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    class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: ROCCAT SYN Pro Air type: USB
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  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.60 running: yes
Network:
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  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
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Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
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Sensors:
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    temp: 45.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1844
Info:
  Processes: 246 Uptime: 27m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.58 GiB
  used: 1.95 GiB (12.5%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1271
  libs: 330 tools: pamac,paru Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: xfce4-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
  System install date:     2022-11-25
  Last full system update: 2022-11-25 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:
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First, reboot please.

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Done.
problem persists.

Iḿ considering just adding the mapping myself? but as I understand there is some kickass pre-configured terminal.

and we wants it... we needs it!

What type of keyboard do you have? Check that the super key "lock" is not enabled.

Where do I check that? never heard of that kind of lock.

plus when I press mod4+enter there is a sign itś trying to load something...

btw I just went thorugh the config of I3, it seems itś configured to use , alacritty, but alacritty was not installed from what I see...

What type of keyboard do you have?

It is a common feature. My understanding is hitting the super key while gaming on Windows can be problematic, so many keyboards allow the key to be locked so it isn't triggered accidentally.

What is mod4?

I'm noticing your single quotes are coming up as accent marks. I'm wondering if you are using the right keymap for your device?

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a pretty standard logitech one? with Hebrew and English.

No winlock on my keyboard so I dunno. never had that issue on any other distro

mod4 is what most people call the windows key on the keyboard :slight_smile:

Try to install Alacritty and see what happens. Perhaps it was taken out of the ISO for some reason? I'm not sure to be honest, but I do recall testing another DE in the past and there was something that was expecting Alacritty but it wasn't installed. :man_shrugging:

The other option that comes to mind would be changing the config to open xfce4-terminal instead of Alacritty if you would prefer to continue using that instead.

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changig to hebrew locks me into a hebrew languege input.

win+space supposed to change input but is also set to change to floating window mode.

the keybinds overlap... where do i change switching input labguage?

I guess that depends on what input method framework you have decided to go with. If you can't figure out how to change it, you could always change or comment out the meta+space shortcut in your i3 config.

The focus of this thread is wandering a bit. Have you made any progress with the original issue, opening Alacritty with meta+enter?

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Isn't there a default terminal preconfitured?

IIRC super+t will launch a terminal (xfce4-terminal), and the last time I installed alacritty was not installed, though still configured for super+enter. I install terminator, so I didn't even give it a second thought.

I think SGS is the maintainer for i3-wm, hopefully he will see this and add alacritty back or change the skel config for super+enter.

EDIT: Confirmed, super+t is configured as above

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Instresting... I am looking to spice my terminal up (Going with the all over the top theme of geruda...)

I'll look into terminator

Nothing to special about terminator anymore, just allows me to split one window for "quasi"-tiling, NOT tabs, and can be transparent. I used it before I switched to i3-wm though. There are probably newer terminals that do it with more flash and better now, I am just to old and lazy to look.

Hopefully, with the suggestions BluishHumility shared, my little blurp, you get where you want to be with the install.

And, welcome to the forum!

Edit: This just clicked

If you install a different termainal, you will want to configure the relevant setting to use /usr/bin/fish to get all the "extras"

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I did not remove alacritty :slight_smile: , IIRC.
I change it now to xfce4-terminal.

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cool thanks :slight_smile:

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