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    Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    Good bye, little Weather Indicator. I have removed you from my startup roster. You are a crashy little thing, aren't you?

    I guess I'll just look out the window from now on.

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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    I had the same problem. Would run fine for a few hours then crash. No worries though since there are other ways we can get weather data. But it was nice to have it available at a glance.

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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by VE6EFR View Post
    I had the same problem. Would run fine for a few hours then crash. No worries though since there are other ways we can get weather data. But it was nice to have it available at a glance.
    I came across this little BASH script that displays weather in a terminal. Replace the question marks with a zip/post code:

    Code:
    curl -s "http://api.wunderground.com/auto/wui/geo/ForecastXML/index.xml?query=${@:-?????}"|perl -ne '/<title>([^<]+)/&&printf "%s: ",$1;/<fcttext>([^<]+)/&&print $1,"\n " ' | fmt -t;
    There are any number of similar scripts around that grab the weather and parse out the relevant text. I suppose if I was clever I could run this as a cron job and use a notification for the display.

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    Wink Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    It never worked for me when I had installed it.

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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    Good bye, little Weather Indicator. I have removed you from my startup roster. You are a crashy little thing, aren't you?

    I guess I'll just look out the window from now on.
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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    I could usually have it running for several days at a time before it crashed... Still always would crash in the end though.

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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    Neat little terminal trick. I threw together a bash script, put this command in, and added read; exit on the end. Then I set up a hot key (CTRL ALT M) to launch:

    Code:
    "gnome-terminal -e weather"
    and it brings up a terminal with the weather. Once I hit enter, it closes, thanks to the addition of read; exit.

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    curl -s "http://api.wunderground.com/auto/wui/geo/ForecastXML/index.xml?query=${@:-?????}"|perl -ne '/<title>([^<]+)/&&printf "%s: ",$1;/<fcttext>([^<]+)/&&print $1,"\n " ' | fmt -t; read; exit
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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    Check out my weather indicator at the link. Indicator-weather is listed, just go further down the page . I have used this prior to 12.04. http://askubuntu.com/questions/30334...-are-available
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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Check out my weather indicator at the link. Indicator-weather is listed, just go further down the page . I have used this prior to 12.04. http://askubuntu.com/questions/30334...-are-available
    That's excellent, thank you. Just installed on 12.04 no problem.
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    Re: Good Bye, Weather Indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Check out my weather indicator at the link. Indicator-weather is listed, just go further down the page . I have used this prior to 12.04. http://askubuntu.com/questions/30334...-are-available
    I'm pretty sure that's the one that I was running that was crashing all the time on 12.04 LTS. Maybe the OP can chime in to confirm if that was the same one they were running.

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