Re: Whats the deal with KDE 4.8.5 weather wallpaper
Well, it might be frustrating to hear it, but it works for me...
As far as I know I have nothing except the KDE rpms from the Fedora repositories -- I'm using KDE 4.8.5 on Fedora 16. What I've done is: right-click on the desktop and choose "desktop settings"; set the "Wallpaper" drop-down to "Weather"; enter my nearest town in the location box; click "Search" and choose one of the options; click "OK" to close the entire form.
It does take a little while to update -- and the default only updates once every 30 minutes.
What might sometimes happen is that you get no appropriate string to describe the current conditions (something like "cloudy", or "sunny") back from the weather service. I've seen that occasionally. If you look at the "Advanced" options on the "Desktop settings" form, you should see at the top a drop-down for "Weather conditions" which should be set to whatever is the current state. Just occasionally for me, that pops up blank, meaning (I guess) that no suitable weather condition was reported by the weather service.