(SOLVED) Screenlets Not Installing

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

(SOLVED) Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:43 pm

i'm trying to install screenlets so i can add a couple of desktop gadgets and i cannot get it to install.anyone have any luck wuth it? thanks

https://www.noobslab.com/2017/03/screen ... -your.html
Last edited by MrGrimm on Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:49 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
phd21
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9516
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:53 pm

Hi MrGrimm,

What version and edition of Linux Mint are you using? If you add that information to your profile signature, we won't have to keep asking for this.

The one thing I really like about Linux Mint Cinnamon and KDE is that they do have a fair amount of applets, desklets, widgets (kde), etc... whereas the "Mate" and "Xfce" editions do not. The "screenlets" are nice and do work for all editions of Linux Mint including Mate or Xfce, but they have not been updated for use in Linux Mint 19.x based on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic. What screenlets are you interested in adding or using? I really like having the "media frame" for displaying pictures that I want on my desktop in a resizable window and for displaying quotes. It is really to bad that these "screenlets" are not being maintained or updated, or that there is no other software that I know of to replace these with updated versions. The "variety" wallpaper application can do quotes on any version and edition of Linux Mint among other nice features like changing wallpaper, etc...

I was able to install "screenlets" in Linux Mint 19.x Xfce and Mate by downloading the individual packages from the PPA and installing them that way in a particular order for the screenlets interface, then the actual screenlets, but I remember it was a pain to do and required installing other dependency packages as well. The first 2 links below have a method that is supposed to work.

* apt - How to install screenlets on Ubuntu 18.04? - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1089689 ... untu-18-04

gnome - Screenlets malfunction after upgrading to 18.04 - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1037111 ... g-to-18-04

gnome - Widget options in Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1040186 ... -in-ubuntu


Screenlets - Easily Add Widgets to Your Linux Desktop
https://www.fossmint.com/screenlets-eas ... u-desktop/

Screenlets (Desktop Widgets) Fixed For Ubuntu 16.04, Available In PPA ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/screenle ... d-for.html

I do not know if you can add their software repository using the instructions in the links for "xenial" (Linux Mint 18.x based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial) in Linux Mint 19.x. I have found that a lot of software that has not been specifically updated for Ubuntu 18.04+ Bionic (Linux Mint 19.x) can still be installed by downloading the deb file(s) from a PPA and installing those.

Screenlets application for Xenial in deb file, save and double-click to install
https://launchpad.net/~screenlets/+arch ... .7_all.deb

Packages in “Screenlets PPA” : Screenlets PPA : “Screenlets” team
https://launchpad.net/~screenlets/+arch ... &start=525

Hope this helps ...
.
KDE Desktop
KDE Desktop
Last edited by phd21 on Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:23 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:01 pm

running mint cinnamon 19. i really don't care if they're screenlets or applets as long as i can find what i want. just found out about applets searching for more screenlets. what i'd like is matching items, but from what i'm seeing out there that's pretty unlikely. currently have a cpu, memory, download and upload one, a weather one, and a network monitor one. i'd rather have one that is only cpu and memory, one that is network but not just listing the day and week but the month as well, and then the weather one.
Last edited by MrGrimm on Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
phd21
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9516
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:04 pm

Hi MrGrimm,

Cinnamon 19 already has a bunch of great applets and desklets, etc... what are you looking for.

I updated my last reply when you replied, please re-read it because the first links have methods that apparently work and are easier than what I did.

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:13 pm

phd21 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Hi MrGrimm,

Cinnamon 19 already has a bunch of great applets and desklets, etc... what are you looking for.

I updated my last reply when you replied, please re-read it because the first links have methods that apparently work and are easier than what I did.

Hope this helps ...

please reread my last post. thanks

now that i know about disklets and applets i'll for go screen lets. guess i just need some good sites for both applets and disklets.

User avatar
phd21
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9516
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi MrGrimm,
MrGrimm wrote:i'd rather have one that is only cpu and memory, one that is network but not just listing the day and week but the month as well, and then the weather one. guess i just need some good sites for both applets and disklets.
In Cinnamon, go to applets or desklets, click the download option to see many other choices.

There are also other software applications and "indicators" available.
.
====================================================================================
I really like the "syspeek" system tray indicator which works in all editions and versions of Linux Mint to see CPU and memory usage, but I do have to click or right-click it.

These instructions below still work today.
SysPeek Indicator Ported To GTK3, Install It In Ubuntu Via PPA ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
http://www.webupd8.org/2014/06/syspeek- ... -gtk3.html

Syspeek deb file for Linux Mint 19.x (Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic), save file and double-click to install it.
http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/w ... ic_all.deb

Syspeek deb file for Linux Mint 18.x (Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial)
http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/w ... l1_all.deb
.
.
====================================================================================
The 7 Best Weather Apps For Linux
https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... for-linux/

How to Add Weather Information to the Panel in Ubuntu (Simple Weather Indicator, My weather indicator, etc...)
https://www.howtogeek.com/304181/how-to ... in-ubuntu/


gis-weather: Customizable weather widget
https://github.com/RingOV/gis-weather

gis-weather for Linux Mint 19.x and 18.x deb file.
https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archiv ... om_all.deb
.
.
Meteo Qt Is A Nice Qt5 Weather Tray Application ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/03/meteo-qt ... -tray.html

Meteo deb file
https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/removed/ubunt ... b1_all.deb


Various indicators - click read more button at the bottom for more indicators.
http://www.webupd8.org/search/label/app ... results=10


Hope this helps ...
.
my weather indicator
my weather indicator
Last edited by phd21 on Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:19 pm

very nice, thanks for all the help and the links. i now have weather and system monitor in the systray. thanks again.

User avatar
phd21
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9516
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:20 pm

Hi MrGrimm,

You are welcome...
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

redlined

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by redlined » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:48 pm

phd21 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:53 pm

* apt - How to install screenlets on Ubuntu 18.04? - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1089689 ... untu-18-04
<snip>
Screenlets application for Xenial in deb file, save and double-click to install
https://launchpad.net/~screenlets/+arch ... .7_all.deb
hi phd21!

I'm sneaking into this thread here, looking at the lovely screenlets again for LM19 MATE DE to help ease leaving Cinnamon DE as unpreferred on this old laptop. I have yet to try this: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1089689 ... untu-18-04 as it looks pretty intimidating :lol:

and when I try a deb install I get Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: python-wnck
apt install python-wnck returns error E: Unable to locate package python-wnck
apt search wnck returns :?

Code: Select all

anyuser@OEMTUFFBOOK:~$ apt search wnck
p   gir1.2-wnck-1.0                        - GObject introspection data for the WNCK library  
i   gir1.2-wnck-3.0                        - GObject introspection data for the WNCK library  
p   libgnome2-wnck-perl                    - Perl interface to the Window Navigator Constructi
i   libwnck-3-0                            - Window Navigator Construction Kit - runtime files
i   libwnck-3-common                       - Window Navigator Construction Kit - common files 
p   libwnck-3-dev                          - Window Navigator Construction Kit - development f
p   libwnck-common                         - Window Navigator Construction Kit - common files 
p   libwnck-dbg                            - Window Navigator Construction Kit - debugging sym
p   libwnck-dev                            - Window Navigator Construction Kit - development f
p   libwnck-doc                            - Window Navigator Construction Kit - documentation
p   libwnck22                              - Window Navigator Construction Kit - runtime files
p   vala-panel-plugins-wnck                - Plugins for vala-panel - X11 plugins             
anyuser@OEMTUFFBOOK:~$ 
I realize I should start a new topic as this takes OP back to a route not so useful for his issue on Cinnamon where applets and desklets are waiting to be added by the dozens, but thought I'd ask here first to see if you had any quick ideas on this package install error.

MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:03 pm

redlined no worries here bud, but thanks for the consideration.

User avatar
smurphos
Level 13
Level 13
Posts: 4793
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:18 am
Location: Britisher
Contact:

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by smurphos » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:09 pm

https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com

Everything listed in the link above can be installed in Cinnamon via the Themes, Applets, Desklets or Extensions settings module.

You might like conky aswell.
For custom Nemo actions, useful scripts for the Cinnamon desktop, and Cinnamox themes visit my Github pages.

MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:02 pm

smurphos wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:09 pm
You might like conky aswell.
link(s) please, thanks

redlined

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by redlined » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:52 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:02 pm
smurphos wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:09 pm
You might like conky aswell.
link(s) please, thanks
hi MrGrimm!

One place to get a good look at conky is the conky showoff thread in LM subforum Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets

another thread in that subforum smurphos mentions a "go to" site for me, owned by Pjotr of these forums and one worthy of bookmarking in handy place as I reference often:
smurphos wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:17 am
Probably the simplest set up guide

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... forxubuntu
conky on launchpad
conky on github (faqs)
(see also Articles By Others

you may also find Tony George's conky-manager useful (he's the dev for timeshift, aptik, uuku, etc...in other words a mover&shaker in community:)
launchpad PPA for conky-manager
and his github

otherwise conky is in Synaptic or use apt for installing sudo apt-get install conky-all

MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:57 am

redlined supposedly comky is installed but i can't find it searching the panel. i'm at a loss for getting it running.

User avatar
Moem
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9725
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:14 am
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by Moem » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:02 am

redlined wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:48 pm
I realize I should start a new topic as this takes OP back to a route not so useful for his issue on Cinnamon where applets and desklets are waiting to be added by the dozens, but thought I'd ask here first
The new topic is still the better idea, it will also be easier for others to find.
Image

If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

User avatar
smurphos
Level 13
Level 13
Posts: 4793
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:18 am
Location: Britisher
Contact:

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by smurphos » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:33 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:57 am
redlined supposedly comky is installed but i can't find it searching the panel. i'm at a loss for getting it running.
Follow the guide here - https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... forxubuntu

It's run from the command-line - once set up normal practise is to add the command to start-up applications so it launches on user log-in.
Whilst building and testing in the terminal run conky

My conky on the right.

Image
For custom Nemo actions, useful scripts for the Cinnamon desktop, and Cinnamox themes visit my Github pages.

MrGrimm
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 am

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by MrGrimm » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:57 pm

smurphos wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:33 pm
MrGrimm wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:57 am
redlined supposedly comky is installed but i can't find it searching the panel. i'm at a loss for getting it running.
Follow the guide here - https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... forxubuntu

It's run from the command-line - once set up normal practise is to add the command to start-up applications so it launches on user log-in.
Whilst building and testing in the terminal run conky

My conky on the right.

Image
thank you for that, i'll test it out in a bit.

redlined

Re: Screenlets Not Installing

Post by redlined » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:00 pm

Moem wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:02 am
redlined wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:48 pm
I realize I should start a new topic as this takes OP back to a route not so useful for his issue on Cinnamon where applets and desklets are waiting to be added by the dozens, but thought I'd ask here first
The new topic is still the better idea, it will also be easier for others to find.
:oops: agreed... I think that dependency is no longer supported in repos so i skipped trying to get screenlets on MATE having abandoned the idea since I got my newer laptop fixed up and upgraded. Now back on LM19 Cinnamon and my fav applets are running :mrgreen:

Post Reply

Return to “Software & Applications”