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screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:20 am
by LennartL
Are there screenlets for LinuxMint 19.1 Mate?
I want one that shows pictures of the family in a little box on the desktop.
And that changes image after a certain time.

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:43 pm
by secureIT
If you are in mint 19.1 you can install the screenlets-package from „yakkety“ : ... y_all.deb
and : ... ty_all.deb

May be you have to install some python dependecies to run some of the Screenlets.
….. but they will show you (when started) a note-window with hints, what is needed, to run them.

Some of the Screenlets wont run, and should be modyfied.

I did that and most of them functions now with my Desktop (Xfce)

The Screenlet, you are looking for runs out of the box and is named „slideshow“ .

Hope that will help you.

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:52 pm
by LennartL
Thanks so much. Now it works with some trixing.

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:45 pm
by nickname
Hope you don't mind me stepping in with another related question...

I've been away from Linux for about 20 years, so things are a bit unfamiliar. I'm also running LM 19.1 xfce and was wondering if you could expand on how you got Screenlets to work with xfce. The large print version with pictures would be great (I've been doing windows and my brain has gone all wrinkly).

I'm mostly interested in a clock, calendar, and weather. You mentioned some screenlets aren't working. I hope these ones I've mentioned aren't among the casualties.

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:10 am
by secureIT
@ nickname


If you also have the 64 bit version of Lm 19.1 xfce, then you can download the same packages as already mentioned in post # 2.

After you downloaded the two packages, first double-click on screenlets_0.1.7-yakkety_all.deb
(that is the screenlet-manager)
Then gdebi will open and you can install the package with click on the install-button.

After that do the same with screenlets-pack-all_0.1.7.2-yakkety_all.deb. (these are the Screenlets)


Then you can open the screenlets-manager from menu and start the screenlets you wish.

I can not really remember but i think that the screenlets : ClearCalendar, ClearWeather and ClockScreenlet will run out of the box.
So if there are problems on running them, open a new thread with your questions and i will have a look at my installed py-files.

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:06 pm
by nickname
Hi secureIT,
I downloaded the two files. When I ran the first one, I got an error:

Dependency is not satisfiable: python-wnck

Also, the Install Package button is ghosted.

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:24 am
by secureIT
Hi nickname,

sorry for the late response.

If gdebi shows you missing dependencies then just install them.

Code: Select all

apt install python-wnck

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:41 am
by hnoon
Installation doesn't work so well. The screenshot shows what I get after
apt install python-wnck

Re: screenlets Mint 19.1

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:34 am
by hnoon
I suspect the issue has something to do with

I still would like an alternative to desklets. Screenlets that is