When installing new widgets by having the program download them frm KDE-looks.org i only get three widgets to choose from (none of which
seem to work)is this simplya flaw of KDE that is yet to be resolved or
is something wrong with my installation?
There are a lot of widgets on the website that look intersting, but
there seems to be no way of installing themwithout downloading the KDE
developer packages first. Is there a workaround?
> there are some in the repositories that have been and are on kde-look
Yes, i know, one of them (wolf) made plasma crash and burn when i tried
to enable it. But that is still only a very small part of what’s on the
site, unless i am missing a repository.
> You should really tell us what version of openSUSE you are using and
> also your kde4 version.
Sorry, yes of course. I’m using Opensuse 11.1 with whatever KDE 4 came
with it. 4.1.3 i think.
I’m connected to the factory repo (an attempt to clear up a problem
with plasma forgetting customisations on logout) but i don’t think that
has been updated to a newer version yet.
> That does not seem to add much.
> In any case, i had hoped to make the “install new widgets from the
> internet”, in the add plasmoid dialog, way work. After all, that’s how
> it’s supposed to be done no?
If you mean ‘Add Widgets’, yes that is how it is done.
kde-look offers all manner of features you can add, but it will require
some skill on your part to install them. There is usually a link on the
page in question offering install instructions, or the packager will put
some info in a text file within the archive you download.
I count 50+ widgets / plasmoids that I can add. And I haven’t installed
that many from the repo’s, and none manually from kde-look. Although I
am using 4.2 beta which is way more advanced than 4.1.3
> I count 50+ widgets / plasmoids that I can add. And I haven’t installed
> that many from the repo’s, and none manually from kde-look. Although I
> am using 4.2 beta which is way more advanced than 4.1.3
In the add widgets dialog? I guess i’ll wait for 4.2 to hit factory
> kde 4.2 beta2
> unstable factory,
> google gadgets arrived in there last week, works well.
> heaps of other there too
Just before I read this, I decided to update my lab rat that has 11.2
Alpha0 and KDE 4.2 on it. I was startled to see google gadgets come in.
I’ll have to wait a while to try them since zypper is bringing in 1,056
If your gecko is broken, you have a reptile dysfunction.:eek: