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problems with i3status

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I recently begain experiementing with the i3 window manager. So far I like everything about it except the status bar. I have probably spent 4 or 5 hours trying every tutorial I can find on the internet and I still don't have a working status bar. In my ~/.i3/config file I initiate the status bar with the line Code: status_command i3status -c ~/.i3/i3status.conf which coorisponds to a status file which I pretty much copied from this tutorial http://i3wm.org/i3status/manpage.html below is the i3bar section of my config file. No matter what I do I am unable to see the status bar. If I run (HowTos)