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Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:34 pm
by Temporary Saint
I downloaded the Weather Desklet from the Spices page and unzipped it into ~/.local/share/cinnamon/desklets per the instructions on the page. I had to create the desklets directory, btw. How do I launch it? I've installed gDesklets, but I can't add it to that app. What am I missing?
I'm running 32-bit Maya with Cinnamon.

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:57 pm
by kyphi
Which weather desklet did you download?

To install it you click on "Add to desktop".

That is how it works in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon.

As an experiment I downloaded the AccuWeather Desklet and set it to a major city near where I live. It tells me that it is going to be 12°C today whereas, in fact, it is going to be 27°C - so out it goes.
I use the weather Applet by mockturtl on my panel which is accurate.

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:55 am
by Temporary Saint
I'm running Maya (Mint v.13) so that install method must not be available.

I'm trying to run the Weather Desklet from the Spices web site: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/desklets

Steve

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:48 pm
by kyphi
According to the site "To install a desklet: Download it and decompress it in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/desklets."

You should not have to create the desklet directory. Check in .local/share/cinnamon, there should be 3 directories only: applets, desklets, extensions.
After that, open System Settings, click on Desklets and then activate it by "Add to desktop".

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:18 am
by Temporary Saint
There is no Desklets icon in my System Settings window or any menu. I tried installing it using gDesklets, but it's not working.

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:04 pm
by kyphi
I just had a look online and in cinnamon 1.8 there is a Desklet entry in the Control Centre:

http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=261

Would you check if it looks like yours.

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:24 pm
by Temporary Saint
Ah, that must be it. I have Cinnamon 1.4 installed. I have an Apples icon in my system Settings, and when I clik on Get More Applets it takes me to the Cinnamon Spices web site where I got the the weather desklet. So do I upgrade to Cinnamon 1.8 or is that not advisable with Maya?

Steve

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:34 pm
by austin.texas
So do I upgrade to Cinnamon 1.8 or is that not advisable with Maya?
Is it listed in Synaptic? If so, you are good to go...

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:36 pm
by Temporary Saint
It is not. :( What I have installed is the latest version available for Maya I guess.

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:51 pm
by austin.texas
Good news. Cinnamon 2.0.14 is available through Synaptic
http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php? ... a#backport

All you have to do is enable the backports, and update your sources.
EDIT: Exercise due caution. Update your backups. You probably do not want to leave backports enabled.

Re: Need help installing a desklet

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:52 pm
by killer de bug
Temporary Saint wrote:It is not. :( What I have installed is the latest version available for Maya I guess.
You should read this : http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2524