Screenlets in Mint 18.3? [Solved]

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Screenlets in Mint 18.3? [Solved]

Post by PussyCat » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:01 pm

After 4+ years of contented use of Mint 13 Xfce (and previously Mint 8 Gnome) - both frequently remastered after updates for backup and porting to other machines - it seems I am compelled to start again with all those tweaks, customising and installed apps. So am trying 17.3 and 18.2, preferably the latter for the extended eol Although installed in Nov the process stalled but has now been revived thanks to a response to an earlier query.

At the moment, having sorted (most) h/w needs I'm concentrating on cosmetics to be sure that I can recreate the environment that previous versions had seduced me to now expect. Ok, that's the preamble!


The current (and hopefully last) cosmetic challenge is to get Screenlets working.

It's not available in Synaptic so after research found the latest version at https://launchpad.net/screenlets which provides the latest version for Xenial. Installed it and then Screelets-pack-all using make install. It available in Menu>Accessories>Screelets but nothing happens (although Screenlets Daemon has been added to start-up apps). Tried launching from terminal to view anjy errors and we have

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chris@Toshiba ~/Downloads/indiv-screenlets-0.1.7 $ screenlets
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/screenlets-manager/SCREENLETS-MANAGER.PY", line 35, in <module>
    import screenlets
ImportError: No module named screenlets
This would suggest a path issue yet the script screenlets-manager.py and folders seem identical to those in Mint 13.

Next I tried http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/screenle ... d-for.html and used the instructions for 16.10 and Screenlets now appeared in Synaptic. Removed all the folders from my previous attempt and installed from Synaptic but the outcome was the same.

Any help would be appreciated.
Last edited by PussyCat on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:55 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Screenlets in Mint 18.2?

Post by PussyCat » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:52 am

All's well with the world once more!

I thought I'd exhausted possibilities when the screenlets installed by setting ppa to v1.6 failed to start and nor did v1,7 from deb. However, followed the link https://launchpad.net/~screenlets/+arch ... ter=xenial supplied by xenospeek in another thread set the correct ppa and now screenlets!

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