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How to get Gdesklets to work (Fedora Core r. 2)

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step 1: get the RPM

 

ok first of all go here and download that.

 

 

Step 2: install the RPM

 

As root do this:-

 

rpm -ivh bla.rpm as per below

 

 

[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -ivh gdesklets-0.26.2-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
warning: gdesklets-0.26.2-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
  1:gdesklets              ########################################### [100%]
[root@localhost downloads]#

 

 

Step 3: get and install a SENSOR

 

now we are going to install the 'goodweather' sensor, it displays the weather forecast :)

 

get it here

 

Once downloaded type this as a normal user:-

 

bunzip2 GoodWeather-0.4.tar.bz2
tar xvf GoodWeather-0.4.tar
cd GoodWeather

 

followed by

 

./Install_GoodWeather_Sensor.bin

 

You should see a window popup saying

 

'The Sensor has been installed sucessfully. gDesklets is now able to use it'

 

step 4: show the Sensor !

 

ok now we have to 'tell' gDesklets to show the sensor we downloaded and installed. Lets find out where it is with

 

pwd

 

as per below

 

[anyweb@localhost GoodWeather]$ pwd

/home/anyweb/downloads/GoodWeather

[anyweb@localhost GoodWeather]$ ls

 

 

gfx  GoodWeather.display  INSTALL  Install_GoodWeather_Sensor.bin  README

[anyweb@localhost GoodWeather]$

 

now we know where it is let's tell gDesklets to 'run' it by typing

 

 

 

nyweb@localhost GoodWeather]$ gdesklets GoodWeather.display

 

Ok, now click on the 'redhat' , followed by Accessories, and then gDesklets.

 

you will notice that your mouse cursor changes and that you now have new powers !

 

have fun ;-)

 

screenshot to show ya below !

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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spread the words around huh? :D

 

gdesklets is useful tools and looks alot nicer.

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Do the following as root to get working on Fedora Core 3

 

add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list

 

rpm http://apt.sw.be fedora/3/en/i386 dag

 

save and exit, then type apt-get update

 

next type this..

 

rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt

 

Next you'll want to do the install command

 

apt-get install gdesklets

 

This should download it and abunch of its dependancies.

 

I recieved the following error after installing and trying to type gdesklets in aterm as my user.

NameError: global name 'gnomevfs' is not defined

 

I solved this by downloading the following package.

apt-get install gnome-python2-gnomevfs

 

 

Have fun!!

 

mechtn

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sure thing

 

login as root

 

su -

 

then do this

 

yum install gdesklets

 

hard wasnt it ?

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