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« on: October 11, 2014, 03:12:42 PM »
 

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I don't know about you guys, but my 0.8.3-1 broke recently on both of my installs. No data with a ? is all I get on the taskbar.
I checked to make sure using a different location than my small town by using a major city.
Still no readout.

So I went to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-weather-plugin/+bug/1380128

and saw I was not the only one. I completely removed 0.8.3-1 xfce4-weather-plugin from my install via synaptic.
I downloaded http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/i386/xfce4-weather-plugin/download
which is the .deb for Utopic Ubuntu which is 0.8.3-2 xfce4-weather-plugin

I had previously removed weather plugin from my xfce taskbar. So after I installed the new downloaded .deb with gdebi (with the warning I ignored about a older version available in package manager). I added the new xfce weather plugin. Now my weather is displayed again
in the taskbar.



I am a on the edge type of linux user and I am not afeared of breaking my installs. Running newer packages are frowned upon
usually as it can cause conflicts on upgrading. Me. I do not care as I am skilled at running Debian Sid/unstable installs on my other
gear. So now that you have been warned. That is how I fixed my broken xfce weather plugin.
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Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 04:32:49 AM »
 

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Great job! I been wondering why mine stopped as well. Checked the forums and I guess I missed your post.

Anyways to make a long story short I made a bit of a mess installing gnome plugins and I seem to have a hybrid thing going with desktops. sigh*

Talk about making things complicated. That whole adding sources to the list is something I never have done so I was like wha?

Got it working now though. However I noticed that all the weather apps were not working when I had the problem I wonder if they all get updated info from the same spot. I started to suspect if was my firewall

I guess thats not the case now.

Thanks for the post
 

Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 09:26:58 AM »
 

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Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 01:43:24 AM »
 

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I have a question for anyone knowledgeable. By adding that repository to the list would it have any adverse affects to upgrades? "        apt-get upgrade"

or are we to remove that repo after the fix?
 

Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 12:58:24 PM »
 

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My xfce4-weather-plugin has been working off and on. What is the the recommended way for those of us who are "afeared of breaking" something of fixing this?


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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 03:27:52 PM »
 

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My xfce4-weather-plugin has been working off and on. What is the the recommended way for those of us who are "afeared of breaking" something of fixing this?

You could just wait for an updated weather package to make its way into the normal LL update channels.
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Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 03:47:43 PM »
 

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This has happened before. This package annoys me  :'(
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 04:02:58 PM »
 

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You could just wait for an updated weather package to make its way into the normal LL update chanels.

Sounds like a plan!  8)


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Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 05:25:38 PM »
 

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I did not want to mention this because I'm really not sure if the added repo caused it or all the other crap I installed did it. However after I added that repo and got the plugin to start working, I did an upgrade through the synaptic.

You know that button on the tool bar. Then it went into a mega upgrade took like an hour.

I think it was in some kind of endless cycle so I stopped it after an hour or so. Reinstalled LL

maybe waiting for a proper update is a better idea.
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Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 10:41:55 PM »
 

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I just came from the Linux Mint forum.  One thread is on xfce4-weather.  No guarantee it will work for LL, but LM and LL are based on ubuntu.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=179998

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Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2014, 03:40:01 AM »
 

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Hello!

I know you folks like to stay with XFCE as much as possible, but for me, getting xfce4-weather-plugin to work right wound up being too much of a hassle.

I add my-weather-indicator to my LL installs, instead. It just works. GIS Weather is another really cool weathyer widget program...

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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 01:18:35 PM »
 

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Hello!

I know you folks like to stay with XFCE as much as possible, but for me, getting xfce4-weather-plugin to work right wound up being too much of a hassle.

I add my-weather-indicator to my LL installs, instead. It just works...

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Thanks. Took your advice again, Rob.  ;D

Don't trust Yahoo due to may have privacy issues like Google. Which weather service do you recommend?

Here is a video I found for those like me who would not know how to install it since it is not in Synaptic.



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Re: xfce4-weather-plugin
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2014, 03:19:32 AM »
 

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Hello!

Always happy to help.

One can use the default selection, Open Weather Map, or sign up as a 'developer' on Weather Underground and/or World Weather Online to set up an account on THOSE...

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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2014, 08:47:12 AM »
 

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Thanks. I'll just stick with the default.


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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2015, 07:37:30 AM »
 

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Hello!

rokytnji's fix worked for me on an XFCE 4.12 that I'm playing with in Lubuntu, but there's a new version since his original post.

Here's how to find and get the latest version (0.8.5-2, May 7th, 2015):

http://mirror.manitu.net/ubuntu/pool/universe/x/xfce4-weather-plugin/

Hope this helps someone. May try this next time I install LL again, which will be soon.

I had to "nuke and start over" my Windows 8.1, to remove and reinstall some Bluetooth devices that wouldn't budge on the Dell 3135 netbook. Fortunately, I had it backed up from six months ago.

It still took a couple of days, but also saved a couple of days by using the backup, as opposed to starting over with Win 8 Pro, installing over 100 updates, installing 8.1, and installing another 150-or-so updates, and calling Microsoft to get Media Center activated. (Ugh!)

Just finished reinstalling Lubuntu with XFCE 4.12, so after I back up what I've got now, LL 2.4 is next. Glad that ATI fix is up on here somewhere...

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