This is a brief tutorial telling you how to get gDesklets up and running on Fedora Core 1 with the GoodWeather display and sensor.
First of all make sure that you have the Gnome Python 2 Gconf application installed, as super user run the following command:
rpm -qa gnome-python2-gconf
You should get a result back with the name "gnome-python2-gconf-2.0.0-2" or a higher version. If you have not got it installed then insert your Fedora Core 1 CD 3, change directory to the RPMS folder
and then install the gconf application through RPM.
rpm -Uvh gnome-python-2.0.0-2.i386.rpm
Once the package is installed surf over here
to download the Fedora Core 1 RPM of gDesklets. Once you've downloaded it, install the rpm
rpm -Uvh gdesklets-0.26-0.rhfc1.dag.i386.rpm
Now head over to the gDesklets site Sensors and Display page to find a display you want for your desktop. For the purposes of this tutorial we're going to download and install the GoodWeather display and sensor. This shows the current weather and a 5 day forecast. Download the GoodWeather display tarball from here
. Unpack the tarball in a directory in your /home partition, other people prefer elsewhere but its strictly a personal decision. So as super user:
tar -xjvf GoodWeather-0.4.tar.bz2
in your /home directory.
Now change into the generated folder GoodWeather
and run the Install sensor script.
This will install the GoodWeather Sensor. Now exit super user mode and load the display with
This will load the gDesklets and the GoodWeather display. You will now be able to move the display around the desktop to where you want it to be. Right click on the desklet and select configure, set up the options how you like. Making sure that you replace the Weather.com co-ordinates with your ones. (A quick tip if your a non-US user like me, make sure you search for your location through the Travel section for a compatible co-ordinate).
That's it! You are now ready to sit back and enjoy weather forecasts on your desktop. When you log out, gdesklets will save its current configuration and you will be able to load it up again from Accessories --> More Accessories menu. Here's a screenshot of my desklet in action.