dmenu Linux Mint 16

Having decided to have a change from Fedora on my netbook I decided to install Linux Mint 16 XFCE edition (This is the simple version of that story, more detailed version to come!). The install of Mint was very easy, quick and to be honest very impressive however I wanted to install i3-wm as a prefer titling window managers and the reduced memory use is useful on my netbook.

Having installed the meta package within Mint I was impressed to be offered the opportunity to boot into i3 however I found that dmenu had not been installed. This seamed a bit weird as the meta package does mention it by name. The first sign of the problem is when you try and launch dmenu is does not work.

To confirm the problem just run (in a terminal)

dmenu -v

This should fail to find anything in which case just run

apt-get install dmenu

Once dmenu is installed it should just start working.

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