Setting up mpd and mpc to use with dmenu and i3 on Arch Linux

Posted by jason on May 11, 2012, 5:46 p.m.
Tags: arch i3
  1. Install mpd and mpc:
    [jason@jason ~]$ pacman -S mpd mpc
  2. I copied the /usr/share/mpd/mpd.conf.example file to /etc/mpd.conf and bent it to my will. Here's what it looks like:
    [jason@jason ~]$ cat /etc/mpd.conf
    music_directory		"/var/lib/mpd/music"
    playlist_directory "/var/lib ...

Arch Linux: Open files directly from Chromium in i3 or Awesome

Posted by jason on Dec. 6, 2011, 7:13 a.m.
Tags: arch awesome config i3 linux

These instructions are for i3 without using a desktop environment like gnome or KDE. My problem was that I would download a file in Chromium, and when I tried to open it, it would open the file in firefox before being opened in the appropriate application. Here's the solution ...