Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 828011
i3status makes odd characters in i3bar.
Last modified: 2012-06-15 20:05:57 EDT
Description of problem:
i3status default configuration creates non-sane display on the i3bar. I don't know if this is by choice or not, but it ends up looking odd on the standard i3bar.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install i3
2. Run and accept defaults.
3. Look at the i3bar (bottom bar)
dzen2 style "information" ^6fg(#333333) etc on the bar.
No dzen2 style text on the i3bar.
This can be modified by configuring a simple display in the ~/.i3status.conf but that doesn't solve this bug for everyone.
Could be a design choice, i'm unsure what to do about this.
i3status-2.5.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Hi, I am updating all i3 related packages to newest versions.
I reproduced your issue on 2.1.3, seems to be fixed for me with 2.5.1 so please give it a go. Newest i3 itself and i3lock are also in testing.
Used your source RPM on RHEL6. Problem solved for EL6. I imagine it will also work for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing i3status-2.5.1-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Looks good for f17 too.
i3status-2.5.1-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.