My Regolith Linux Setup (Pop!_OS+i3+GNOME)

I'm using Regolith Linux—a well curated and appealing styled desktop environment based on #i3 tiling window manager and #GNOME—on all my Pop!_OS #Linux machines.

Announcing release 1.3 of the Regolith desktop environment! This includes a new theme, new notification subsystem, a refined look, many features for beginners, and a completely new site: regolith-linux.org Release notes: regolith-linux.org/docs/reference…

Src: Twitter @RegolithL

The upgrade to the recent release 1.3 was as simple as:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kgilmer/regolith-stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:regolith-linux/release
sudo apt dist-upgrade

My Customizations

I've slightly customized #i3, date formating as well as blocks on i3bar by staging some configs…

i3

mkdir -p ~/.config/regolith/i3
cp /etc/regolith/i3/config ~/.config/regolith/i3/config

My patch:

diff /etc/regolith/i3/config ~/.config/regolith/i3/config
11c11
< set $i3xrocks_config /etc/regolith/i3xrocks/config
---
> set $i3xrocks_config /home/matthias/.config/regolith/i3xrocks/config
173a174,177
> # move focused window between monitors
> bindsym $mod+m move workspace to output right
> bindsym $mod+Shift+m move workspace to output left
>
208a213,215
> # clipmenu
> bindsym $mod+Ctrl+h exec CM_LAUNCHER=rofi /usr/bin/clipmenu -theme $rofiTheme
>
297c304
< focus_follows_mouse no
---
> focus_follows_mouse yes
328c335
<   tray_output none
---
>   tray_output primary

i3bar (blocks)

mkdir -p ~/.config/regolith/i3xrocks
cp /etc/regolith/i3xrocks/config ~/.config/regolith/i3xrocks/config

My patch:

diff /etc/regolith/i3xrocks/config ~/.config/regolith/i3xrocks/config
32,34c32,34
< [info]
< full_text=xresource:i3xrocks.label.help
< command=i3-msg -q exec /usr/bin/remontoire-toggle
---
> #[info]
> #full_text=xresource:i3xrocks.label.help
> #command=i3-msg -q exec /usr/bin/remontoire-toggle
47c47
< #[wifi2]
---
> [wifi2]
49,50c49,50
< #instance=wlp3s0
< #interval=5
---
> instance=wlp3s0
> interval=5
55,56c55,56
< [nettraffic]
< interval=10
---
> #[nettraffic]
> #interval=10
84c84
< interval=10
---
> interval=5
88c88
< interval=10
---
> interval=5

Date format

cp /etc/regolith/styles/cahuella/root ~/.Xresources-regolith
cp /etc/regolith/xresources/i3xrocks ~/.Xresources-i3xrocks

My patches:

diff /etc/regolith/styles/cahuella/root ~/.Xresources-regolith
14c14
< #include "/etc/regolith/styles/i3xrocks"
---
> #include "/home/matthias/.Xresources-i3xrocks"
16c16
< #include "/etc/regolith/styles/gnome"
\ No newline at end of file
---
> #include "/etc/regolith/styles/gnome"

diff /etc/regolith/xresources/i3xrocks ~/.Xresources-i3xrocks
8c8
< i3xrocks.date.format:       + %m/%d %I:%M %p
---
> i3xrocks.date.format:       + %d.%m.%Y %H:%M %p
47c47
< i3xrocks.label.numlock: typeface_bar_glyph_numlock
\ No newline at end of file
---
> i3xrocks.label.numlock: typeface_bar_glyph_numlock