status_command error (exit1) when adding an i3status.conf [closed]

asked 2015-03-24 13:45:39 +0000

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I desperately try to set up my own i3status.conf but somehow it always says status_comman process exited unexpectedly (exit 1) as soon as I add an .i3status.conf in my home directory. That happens no matter if the file is empty or if I fill it with information. As soon as I delete the file and restart i3, it properly displays the default bar. I also tried a different path with the -c command but that didn't change anything.

Thanks for your help.

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by Michael
close date 2015-03-26 08:42:11.787824


Do you get any error messages when running `i3status` (or whatever you have set as `status_command`) from a terminal?

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-03-25 12:37:25 +0000 )edit

My guess is that you are trying to use a configuration directive that does not exist in the version of i3status that you are using. In any case, the faq is not a good place to debug this sort of problem. Please either file an issue or come to our IRC channel/mailing list.

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2015-03-26 08:42:07 +0000 )edit