Jessie

Configuring i3 window manager (I3WM) on debian (Jessie) lenovo thinkpad x260

Submitted by abhaisasidharan on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 08:19
Before going into the details of configuring i3wm, let me first introduce you to The Documentation of i3wm! Seriously. I don't even know why I'm writing this. Their documentation is fucking awesome! Firstly, I decided to go with i3wm, despite having Debian with Gnome is mainly because

Running debian (8) Jessie (backports) on lenovo thinkpad x260

Submitted by abhaisasidharan on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 08:15
Since the new Lenovo Thinkpad X260 houses the latest hardware like the i7-6500U skylake processor, Huawei ME906s LTE, Intel® Snowfield Peak 2 WiFi 2 x 2 802.11 a/c with Bluetooth® M.2 (vPro™) etc as mentioned here, things like WiFi, the graphics card and the LTE 3G port may not work with the stable release of Debian 8 (Jessie). This is because since you choose Debian stable, the software is a little bit outdated compared to other distributions. Stability at the cost of obsolescence. Fortunately, we have a not-so-unstable unstable version of Jessie aka Debian Jessie backports!