I got some spare time and i started messing around with my Pi Zero.
I wanted to try and run Rasbian lite ( release 2017-01-11) with i3wm (https://i3wm.org/).
So i installed Rasbian lite to a clean micro sd.
Then i run:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xserver-xorg
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xinit
sudo apt-get install i3
i3wm starts, i can see the bottom bar and move my mouse pointer and before 10 seconds are past the screen will black out.
Pi zero is still reachable with ssh.
No error's in the logs.
I tried clean install Rasbian lite to micro sd card 3x with above steps and some extra like adding i3wm repository.
other time i tried with trowing this in the mix (is that prog still relevant?)
sudo apt-get install rpi-update
But every time i get the same result. startx ..... i3 shows on screen, i can move my mouse, and then POOF black screen.
Could anybody give me advice?
Easy to replicate? Install rasbian lite to a clean micro sd, boot your pi zero and install i3 (After installing xorg ofcourse).