I hope I am asking this in the right place... I had been using Arch + i3 for many years. I was pretty happy but some of the functionality that should be available on my laptop was not. I figured out a few tips and tricks to get some things to work (media keys, etc) but still not everything was right. So, I decided to install Antergos because it is basically Arch but handles a lot of the "under the table" work automatically. I initially installed Cinnamon but just wasn't too happy. Everything worked...and quite well! But it isn't i3. So I installed i3 but things don't work quite the same.
For example, I can no longer control my keyboard backlight like I could in Cinnamon. The mousepad gestures work differently, and the volume no longer works, etc. Some of these problems I can fix manually (i3 config) but my question is, what is it about Cinnamon that everything works? Is there a configuration file that I am not seeing that will shed some light or allow me to port to i3?
Thanks in advance.