i3-wm alone is only a Window Manager and if you want to use apps build on gtk you need stuff to get theming e.t.c.
And second if you want to use autmatic notifications or automounting e.t.c. this functionalities needs to be configured by hand… the main configuration file can do all this by starting the right programs or services.
Stuff like pamac or emailprogram with authentification needed (for password or admin) will not save passwords without tinkering a lot …
So to run it on top of a Gnome installation is more easy… i have this:
exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/polkit-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 & eval $(gnome-keyring-daemon -s --components=pkcs11,secrets,ssh,gpg)
inside my ~/i3/config this makes me able to use polkit-gnome, but for notifications i do not know…
This makes me able to authenticate for pamac and also geary (email) and all other programs needing admin rights…
I use i3-gnome, and on first time it works also out of lightdm, but now ican only use it with gdm… (what i do not like)
[updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
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