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Old 03-25-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Problem With Superkaramba/Liquid Weather

Hello all,

I am a linux newbie, and I am running Mandrake 10.1 wth KDE 3.2 on a Gateway Solo 2550. I recently installed SuperKaramba and have downloaded several themes, but the one that I would really like to have working, LiquidWeather, does not work. SuperKaramba will load the LiquidWeather theme, and it will show up in the "loaded themes" list, but i cannot see the theme on my desktop. I know that it *is* there in some way, but it is totally transparent, and when i click 'edit theme,' nothing happens. So the main problem is that the theme will load but is 100% transparent (and useless), and only if i click where i know the applet is do I even have an indicator that it is on the desktop. I have successfully loaded the LCD Clock and the Clear Calendar (though I have had problems with KCalendar and the Gmail notifier also), so I know that SuperKaramba is working in some capacity.

Thanks to all for the help!

Old 03-30-2005, 09:28 PM   #2
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I suspect that this won't be much help, but I tried running SKambara with LW using Fedora Core 3, KDE 3.4 and Xorg-6.8.2, and gave up because SK tries to grab the taskbar from kicker, which crashes Red Hat Newtork Icon applet, and causes both SK and kicker to abort.

But you can look at ~/.superkambara/liquid_weather.rc to see if there is some obvious setting ("transparent=true" perhaps?) you could change.

LW displays fine (when I drop RHN), but it fails to update the first displayed weather report. And, since I live in Boulder, Colorado, USA, a report updated hourly would not be of much use. (At this time of year, we can have a -5 degree snow storm at 06:00, an a +10 sunny day by 07:00. With, thankfully, the snow melting. Oh, and a couple days ago, we had weather something like that with a thunder storm by 13:00.)
Old 03-30-2005, 10:12 PM   #3
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sounds like a version/dependency problem.
Latest versions of liquid weather require:
Qt >= 3.x
KDE >= 3.x
superkaramba >=0.35

from a console run:
superkaramba -v and check your installed versions of the above.
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I would also try running Superkaramba from a terminal to see any errors that are output.
You may be able to run the other themes that don't depend on Python, if it compiled without Python support.
You may want to check your ./configure output to verify that.
Old 05-01-2005, 01:12 PM   #5
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I'm having problems with liquid weather too. It's completely transparent. I discovered an error (firsttime in widgetUpdate was not defined) on load time and fixed it, but liquid weather doesn't show up! The funniest part of the story is, that i had no problems with liquid weather until now!! Here are my software versions

Qt: 3.3.3
KDE: 3.3.2
superkaramba: 0.35
Python 2.4
Liquid weather karamba 4.2 tried also ver 3.11 (i didn't use no translation files )
Slackware 10.1 (kernel 2.6.9)

Any ideas how to fix the problem?

P.S.: I tied to delete ~/.superkaramba, but it doesn't work. *.rc files in ~/.superkaramba are empty
Old 05-01-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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I've downloaded kubicaramba from Kubicaramba includes liquid_weather and it works!! (if youd don't want to use kubicaraba, just replace your with Kubicaramba's).


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