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    Exclamation My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    Hey guys, today I logged into my Ubuntu desktop and realized my-weather-indicator icon was not appearing on my top menu. I checked my processes and sure enough, it was not running. I launched it manually (normally is started automatically upon login) and I can see the process for a second, and then it disappears. I guess it is crashing? It is weird because I haven't updated anything on this machine for at least a week and my-weather-indicator has otherwise been running on it fine for months. I can't think of ways to troubleshoot this further even...

    I am connected to the internet and I have tried reinstalling it, to no avail
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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    I have the same thing, can't get it to start.

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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    Mine was also not working, but started manually from dash. Try changing the weather service in preferences as an experiment.
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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    Just for a thought...
    I am using this GNOME extention
    https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/613/weather/
    Works like a charm
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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Mine was also not working, but started manually from dash. Try changing the weather service in preferences as an experiment.
    I can't even get to the preferences...The whole thing starts up for a split second (I see the process) and then crashes. I have NOT updated my Ubuntu of the app itself and last month it was working fine which is the weird part of this...What broke it and how can I fix it?

    @Bruno, thanks but I don't want to switch to something else.
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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    Using Yahoo as weather service causes the program to crash apparently.
    The solution is pretty simple: delete the configuration file in ~./config/my-weather-indicator
    and restart the program. You should be able to select another weather service than Yahoo
    and then everything should work as before, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/my-weathe...r/+bug/1135921

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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    That did indeed fix my problem...Very strange but thanks for the link!
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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    Fixed me up too!
    Thanks
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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    Yahoo discontinued or premimumized their weather API, I believe.

    My best suggestion is to go to WeatherUnderground.com, and get a free account. Then, at the bottom of every pafe in the "fine print", look for the "developer" section. Click that & follow the instructions for generating an API key. (It's the number in the drop down box, NOT the number farther down the page.)

    Once you have that, go to preference/weather services and type (for some reason Weather Underground won't let you copy & paste) type that number into MWI's box for Weather Underground. Click activate-and be a little patient, it seems to take up to a minute. You'll know it's ready when the round check box is "live" & lets you tick it.

    I've had few problems with this combination, and the WU service is hyper local.

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    Re: My-Weather-Indicator suddenly broke?

    You can also get a fairly pain-free freeAPI by signing up with World Weather Online, too. www.worldweatheronline.com
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