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Old 06-21-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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Weather app for Xfce4


Any ideas? I like KWeather in KDE, and would like something similar in Xfce4.

Trying to run kweather in xfce4 gets 'not found error'. Is it a different name?

Or is there something better to use?
 
Old 06-21-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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A quick Google search turned up the following page: http://freshmeat.net/projects/xfce4-weather-plugin/

Cheers,

-jk
 
Old 06-21-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thanks. I thought I did a google search...

My mind is fried. The Geritol doesn't work anymore....
 
Old 06-21-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Hehe - don't worry about it. It happens to the best of us

Cheers,

-jk
 
Old 06-21-2006, 06:38 PM   #5
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One prob.

When I add the applet plugin, then restart xfce, the panel doesn't come up. If I type 'xfce4-panel', it will flash, then gone. If I remove the weather plugin from the panel .xml, the panel will come up, and stay up.

Any ideas?
 
Old 06-21-2006, 09:19 PM   #6
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No ideas? Posted this issue on the dev forum, too, but no replies.

Oh, well. Guess I'll just use KDE if I need it, or remove the plugin before I logout....
 
Old 06-21-2006, 09:28 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cwwilson721
No ideas? Posted this issue on the dev forum, too, but no replies.
I'm not sure what Xfce version you are using but I do know that there have been a number of reported issues with the panel freezing or disappearing when using certain plugins. I have the new beta1 release installed and the panel is finally working properly with that build. Search in the Xfce bugtracker and I bet you'll uncover some good leads.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 09:49 PM   #8
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I read somewhere that one version of glibc triggers an error in the weather-plugin causing the panel to crash. Maybe that's the problem in your case.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 09:54 PM   #9
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Using a fresh '-current' install as of today. Xfce 4.2.0, i do believe
 
Old 06-21-2006, 10:19 PM   #10
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What kind of error (if any) do you get when you try to start the panel from a terminal with the xfce4 weather-plugin running?

Code:
xfce4-panel
 
Old 06-21-2006, 10:38 PM   #11
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Yes, that is a bug in XFCE Weather that crashes the panel with the version of Glibc in -current.

To get around this for now, launch the panel like this:

Code:
G_SLICE=always-malloc xfce4-panel &
 
Old 06-21-2006, 10:59 PM   #12
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And I'll have to do this at every logon?
 
Old 06-21-2006, 11:05 PM   #13
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OK, that brings it up until I close the terminal.

Any ideas how to get it to stay up? Without having to type it in every login? And leaving the terminal open? For every user using Xfce4?
 
Old 06-21-2006, 11:45 PM   #14
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To avoid typing it in after every login, you could edit your ~/.xinitrc (where xfce4-panel is normally started from I believe), or else put a script in the ~/Desktop/Autostart/ directory.
 
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I thought the path was ~/.config/autostart, but again I'm using another version....
 
  


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