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Old 08-31-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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adesklets on KDE X connection problem?

I've finally got around to using a GUI on a slack box and am trying to get adesklets to work on KDE. I've got it all installed, but when I try to start any desklet I get the following error on test;

adesklets.error_handler.ADESKLETSError: adesklets command error - X connection or window missing
I've been googling for a couple of hours and can't find anything about it. Can anyone help?

Old 08-31-2006, 06:04 AM   #2
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KDE: for versions >= 3.4.1 (earlier versions untested). You need to turn on “Control Center -> Desktop -> Show icons on desktop -> Allow programs in desktop window”, or to turn off the “Show icons on desktop” altogether
Old 08-31-2006, 06:46 AM   #3
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Hi Emerson

No luck with that I'm afraid. I've tried updating my python from 2.4.1 to 2.4.3 and reinstalling adesklets, but I'm still getting the same error.

Any more ideas?

Last edited by nutthick; 08-31-2006 at 06:54 AM.
Old 08-31-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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Actually I'm getting a different error now
Do you want to (r)egister this desklet or to (t)est it? t
Now testing...
If you do not see anything (or just an initial flicker
in the top left corner of your screen), try `--help',
and see the FAQ: `info adesklets'.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 14, in ?
    import adesklets
  File "usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/adesklets/", line 43, in ?
adesklets.error_handler.ADESKLETSError: adesklets interpreter initialization error - Configuration file parsing error `syntax error', stopped at line 8.

Exception exceptions.AttributeError: <exceptions.AttributeError instance at 0x402b630c> in <bound method _Communicator.__del__ of <adesklets.communicator._Communicator instance at 0x4037c7ac>> ignored


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