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i3bar Error: status_command not found (exit 127)

asked 2014-08-12 21:36:04 +0000

anonymous user


In the i3bar area, there are the workspace numbers at the left, and at the right there is this error.

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There seems to be an error in your i3 configuration. What is the output of `grep status_command ~/.i3/config`?

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2014-08-13 06:20:05 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-08-13 06:09:58 +0000

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What version of i3, i3status respectively are you using? Updating to the current version of both programs fixed it for me last time.

Get version numbers:

i3 -v

i3status -v
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I found that `i3status` was not installed with the `i3-wm` apt package. Installing it manually has solved the problem.

jatcheson gravatar imagejatcheson ( 2014-08-13 07:49:53 +0000 )edit

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