Build i3 improved tailing wm version 4.4 package for Fedora 17

While I tried to build the new i3 version 4.4 for Fedora I came over the problem that cairo seems to be build without xcb support in Fedora 17. I built a version of cairo with xcb enabled and a i3 4.4 rpm file for Fedora 17. You can install it via my Fedora 17 repository. Up to now there is only a x86_64 available.

Create a repository file:

sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/banym.repo

copy & paste:

name=Banym repository

Now update i3, i3status and your cairo version.

sudo yum --nogpgcheck update i3 i3status cairo i3lock

Because my packages are not signed up to now you need to use the –nogpgcheck option.

Thanks for the hint with i3lock. Now there is an i3lock version with cairo enabled, too.

9 thoughts on “Build i3 improved tailing wm version 4.4 package for Fedora 17

    1. Banym Post author

      Hi, thx.

      yes will do i3lock, too. But up to now the newest version should be available via the official Fedora repository.



  1. ab5tract

    Hi Banym,

    The Fedora maintained version of i3lock is compiled without Cairo support, so is missing some of the bells and whistles.

    Would totally appreciate a recompiled version 🙂

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  3. zoran

    i have problem to start virtual machine in i3wm, it tells me that i dont have permission to do so, any ide how to fix this…please? one more thing, before i installed i3wm, i had kde4 and when i get back to kde everything is good, i can start virtual machine with no problem.

    btw….very nice blog


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