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    Default kde 4.2 google gadget

    I'm on openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 running KDE 4.2 from the Unstable repo (had same issue under x86 also; but had other performance issues leading to a x86_64 install). I add the photos widget from Google and get the widget with a black screen. In my .xsession-errors file I get:

    kwin: X Error (error: <unknown>[DAMAGE+0], request: XDamageDestroy[DAMAGE+2], resource: 0x181f156)
    Not a regular file: /
    Register default_framework extension.
    Register qtwebkit_browser_element extension, using name "_browser".
    Register qt_system_framework extension.
    Register qt_edit_element extension.
    Register gst_audio_framework extension.
    Register gst_video_element extension.
    Register linux_system_framework extension.
    Register dbus_script_class extension.
    No permissions to access D-Bus.
    slide_shower.js:355: add new feed nature - Google Image Search
    fetchs.js:364: fetch http feed url=http://images.google.com/images?q=nature&imgsz=xxlarge
    fetchs.js:365: No permission to access network.
    fetchs.js:365: ReferenceError: Failed to construct native object of class XMLHttpRequest
    main.js:161: TypeError: kSlideShower is undefined
    However, if I launch ggl-qt and then add the photos widget it works fine. The same also happens with the rss reader widget (fails when adding via Add Widgets but works fine from ggl-qt. Also, first launching ggl-qt and then adding the widget via Add Widgets does not resolve the issue either.

    Now, is this by design (I must first launch ggl-qt before any Google gadget can access the network) OR is there a buried setting I need to change? If it's by design, what is the point of having Google gadgets show up in Add Widgets.

    Any help much appreciated.

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    Default Re: kde 4.2 google gadget

    Hi,

    How do you run your Google Gadgets?
    I also have a similar problem with the widgets. I have always to run it like sudo, otherwise I can't see all the widgets.

  3. #3

    Default Re: kde 4.2 google gadget

    I created a symlink to the google gadget app in my KDE4 Autostart directory (ran this in a terminal [only works if KDE4] ln -s /usr/bin/ggl-qt ~/.kde4/Autostart/). Some google gadgets work fine while others seem to fail miserably (the games I've tried so far fail). And since the gadgets also only run on 1 virtual display, they're pretty much useless to me.

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