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i3status: no colour and other issues [closed]

asked 2013-12-30 04:59:46 +0000

anonymous user


I am on Debian Sid. I just upgraded to this i3 version:

i3 version 4.7 (2013-12-22, branch "tags/4.7") © 2009-2013 Michael Stapelberg and contributors

The problem is, I seem to have lost the colours on the i3status bar. Everything is in white even though I have this in my i3status.conf file:

general {
        colors = true
        interval = 5

Another weird thing: after the upgrade, whenever I update my i3status.conf, I have to reload the configuration multiple times before I can finally see the bar.

How do I debug/fix this?

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by Michael
close date 2014-01-04 21:30:03.199317


This issue has already been fixed in commit 14b43bdec2af2737457a00e65ccc129025e508c1 in i3status. We’ll do a new release soonish. Also, please don’t use the FAQ to report bugs, the only way to report bugs is the bugtracker.

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2014-01-04 21:29:57 +0000 )edit

Sorry, I didn't know this was a bug. I thought something was wrong with my configuration.

mneywn gravatar imagemneywn ( 2014-01-05 03:54:55 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-01-02 11:53:04 +0000

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I had the same issue with the colour. For some reason, the new i3status doesn't have a default for the output_formatand it reverts to none. In .i3status.conf, add this to the "general" block:

output_format = i3bar

and the colours will be restored.

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Thanks so much! This fixed it!

mneywn gravatar imagemneywn ( 2014-01-02 19:31:37 +0000 )edit

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