Re: [dev] [dmenu] doesnt open apps

From: Jorge Ga <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:37:37 -0600

the commands i used:
~ dmenu
(search for any app)
- hit enter
- nothing happens

Same result for hit i3 dmenu shortcut (mod+d), dwm shortcut and execute dmenu:

dmenu /usr/bin/dmenu_run

2017-12-20 10:28 GMT-06:00 Hadrien Lacour <>:
> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:19:48AM -0600, Jorge Ga wrote:
>> OS: Debian 9 WM: i3
>> When i open dmenu (mod+d on i3) i can search any app, but when i try
>> to open, it just don't open.
>> I try to debug the commands using i3 debug mode but i'm kinda lost,
>> also i find on some arch linux post that maybe the fonts can be an
>> issue (i have custom fonts on debian) but i don't know if thats the
>> problem.
>> I have the same version of i3 and suckless tools on an Ubuntu machine
>> and works great.
>> I hope you can help me, i dont want to reinstall another distro.
> The first thing to do, in this case, is to run it in a terminal emulator. Is
> there no output at all? Anyway, I doubt this is a dmenu bug.
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