Hello everyone, I hope you’re doing good.
So I just fresh install changing to i3wm from XFCE. And I have a problem here, the bandwidth meter didn’t work. It work few days ago, but suddenly it stop working. I tried visit the EOS i3wm github, copy and paste the code, but still not work.
from the information you provided it’s difficult to judge what could have happened.
I looked at the github code and I could recommend this:
- Try to change command in
[bandwidth] to something like
command=echo aaa. If you see printed aaa in your bar then the problem is with the script
~/.config/i3/scripts/bandwidth2. If not then you probably uninstalled some essential package when you switched from XFCE to i3.
- You can test in your terminal return value of
~/.config/i3/scripts/bandwidth2 with correct parameters
-i *yourInterfaceName* (something like enp0s32f7 - you can list your interfaces with
ip a command)
You’re right, I mess the script. There’s this Kb variable on bandwidth2. It should Kb not kb
Now it’s work again, thanks for helping me.
Have a good day!
I’m facing the same problem I have also switched from Xfce to i3 and
comand=echo aaa does not display any output. what can I do?
Then it might this don’t you think.
List which packages you have intalled for i3wm (
pacman -Qs i3) and try to reinstall them (pacman -Syu package-name)
Also write here which packages you actually have installed.
in addition, all commands from i3-bar are terminal outputs so you can run the used commands in the terminal to see if they work too… used scripts are all under ~/.config/i3/scripts to have them hackable for the user.