Installing on DebianΒΆ

Packages are available from Tycho’s Ubuntu PPA repository. These are known to work with Debian Wheezy without any observed side effects.

Tych0’s ppa is at

create file /etc/apt/sources.d/tycho.list with the following:

deb precise main
deb-src precise main

Then to install tycho’s key from the ppa above:

curl "" > tyco.key
sudo apt-key add tyco.key

and finally install with:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install qtile

To get up and running copy the default config file.

mkdir -p ~/.config/qtile
cp /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/libqtile/resources/ ~/.config/qtile/

Qtile Documentation

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