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    [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    So there were some changes on recently to the way BBC delivers their weather info in their rss feeds. This has caused a breakage in the "search" of the plasma-widget. This will probably be fixed in lucid, but right now if you lose your plasma configuration or accidentally delete the weather widget, there is no way to get it to find your city.

    There is a workaround. It involves finding the new rss feed and giving it directly to your plasma-appletsrc file. Here is what you do.

    Part 1 getting the rss link:
    0. Set your weather plasmoid using NOAA.
    1. Navigate using your preferred webbrowser to the BBC weather website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/
    2. Search for your city.
    3. On the left hand side there is an Observations Box, it looks like this :

    4. click on the rss link, copy the rss link

    Part 2 (editing your plasma-appletsrc).

    1. Open Kate (or do this from vim or nano or ed)
    2. Open /home/user/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc
    3. Scroll down until you see
    Code:
    pressureUnit=
    source=noaa|weather|[YOUR CITY]
    speedUnit=mph
    temperatureUnit=F
    updateInterval=30
    visibilityUnit=ml
    4. Change this to:
    Code:
    pressureUnit=
    source=bbcukmet|weather|[YOUR CITY]|[PASTE YOUR RSS LINK HERE]
    speedUnit=mph
    temperatureUnit=F
    updateInterval=30
    visibilityUnit=ml
    5. Restart your plasma.

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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    A heads up on this, but this seems to be fixed in kde 4.4 beta 2.

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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    Thanks for this.

    Is the solution the same for multiple weather widgets (for more than one location)?

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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathons View Post
    Thanks for this.

    Is the solution the same for multiple weather widgets (for more than one location)?
    yes, the applets should appear separately in the appletsrc file.

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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    Thanks!

    (Beware: at first I forgot to put the rss link after the city name and it caused plasma-desktop to crash at login!)

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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    Hi,

    I tried the above for "Brussels", and restarting the plasmoid does nothing. It still just keeps showing the stupid question mark and no city in its settings.

    How can I get the weather of Brussels in a KDE widget in the taskbar?

    In Gnome this was so easy... Namely just enter "Brussels" in it.
    Last edited by Zeemvel; February 22nd, 2010 at 12:39 PM.

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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    I have added the widget, but I am unable to find any relevant settings in the plasma-desktop-appletsrc file..

    What can be the issue?? I am using kubuntu 9.10

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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    I'm having the same problem. The lines mentioned appear nowhere in my plasma-desktop-appletsrc file despite the fact that I have weather-forecast installed.

    Are you sure they exist?
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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    Here's the file with the aforementioned lines busy not existing in it

    [$Version]
    update_info=plasma_popupapplet_fix_groups.updlasmaPopupAppletFixGroups1

    [AppletGlobals][plasma_applet_pager]
    rows=1

    [AppletGlobals][plasma_applet_systemtray]
    AyatanaNotifications=true
    AyatanaNotificationsAlignment=66
    ShowApplicationStatus=true
    ShowCommunications=true
    ShowHardware=true
    ShowJobs=true
    ShowNotifications=true
    ShowSystemServices=true

    [Containments]
    JauntyUpgradeScriptRun=true

    [Containments][1]
    activity=
    desktop=0
    formfactor=0
    geometry=0,0,1280,1024
    immutability=1
    location=0
    plugin=desktop
    screen=0
    wallpaperplugin=image
    wallpaperpluginmode=SingleImage
    zvalue=0

    [Containments][1][Applets][71]
    geometry=20,45,22,19
    immutability=1
    plugin=ihatethecashew
    zvalue=0

    [Containments][1][Wallpaper][image]
    slideTimer=600
    slidepaths=/usr/share/wallpapers/
    userswallpapers=
    wallpaper=/usr/share/wallpapers/Winter_Track/
    wallpapercolor=56,112,150
    wallpaperposition=0

    [Containments][14]
    activity=
    desktop=-1
    formfactor=2
    geometry=0,-215,1280,25
    immutability=1
    location=3
    plugin=panel
    screen=0
    zvalue=150

    [Containments][14][Applets][15]
    geometry=817,0,142,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=systemtray
    zvalue=0

    [Containments][14][Applets][15][Configuration]
    AutoHidePopup=true
    hidden=KOrganizer Reminder Dæmon,hp-systray,update-notifier-kde

    [Containments][14][Applets][15][Configuration][ExtenderItems][8]
    extenderIconName=
    extenderItemName=jobGroup
    isCollapsed=false
    isGroup=true
    sourceAppletId=15
    sourceAppletPluginName=systemtray

    [Containments][14][Applets][15][Configuration][ExtenderItems][9]
    extenderIconName=
    extenderItemName=completedJobsGroup
    extenderTitle=0 Recently Completed Jobs:
    groupCollapsed=false
    isCollapsed=false
    isGroup=true
    sourceAppletId=15
    sourceAppletPluginName=systemtray

    [Containments][14][Applets][15][PopupApplet]
    DialogHeight=8
    DialogWidth=0

    [Containments][14][Applets][17]
    geometry=991,0,211,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=digital-clock
    zvalue=29

    [Containments][14][Applets][17][Configuration]
    announceInterval=0
    defaultTimezone=Local
    displayHolidays=false
    holidaysRegion=gb
    plainClockColor=20,19,18
    plainClockFont=DejaVu Sans,23,-1,0,75,0,0,0,0,0
    showDate=true
    showDay=true
    showSeconds=true
    showTimezone=true
    showYear=true
    timeZones=
    useCustomColor=false

    [Containments][14][Applets][17][Configuration][ExtenderItems][10]
    extenderIconName=view-pim-calendar
    extenderItemName=calendar
    extenderTitle=Calendar
    isCollapsed=false
    sourceAppletId=17
    sourceAppletPluginName=digital-clock

    [Containments][14][Applets][17][PopupApplet]
    DialogHeight=248
    DialogWidth=248

    [Containments][14][Applets][18]
    geometry=963,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=notifier
    zvalue=2

    [Containments][14][Applets][22]
    geometry=1206,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=lockout
    zvalue=0

    [Containments][14][Applets][22][Configuration]
    showLockButton=false

    [Containments][14][Applets][28]
    geometry=0,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=launcher
    zvalue=1

    [Containments][14][Applets][28][Shortcuts]
    global=

    [Containments][14][Applets][30]
    geometry=196,0,617,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=panelspacer_internal
    zvalue=3

    [Containments][14][Applets][30][Configuration]
    FixedSize=false

    [Containments][14][Applets][33]
    geometry=56,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=icon
    zvalue=3

    [Containments][14][Applets][33][Configuration]
    Url=file:///usr/share/applications/kde4/rekonq.desktop

    [Containments][14][Applets][35]
    geometry=28,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=icon
    zvalue=7

    [Containments][14][Applets][35][Configuration]
    Url=file:///usr/share/applications/kde4/dolphin.desktop

    [Containments][14][Applets][36]
    geometry=84,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=icon
    zvalue=8

    [Containments][14][Applets][36][Configuration]
    Url=file:///usr/share/applications/kde4/ksysguard.desktop

    [Containments][14][Applets][37]
    geometry=112,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=icon
    zvalue=8

    [Containments][14][Applets][37][Configuration]
    Url=file:///usr/share/applications/kde4/konsole.desktop

    [Containments][14][Applets][38]
    geometry=140,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=icon
    zvalue=9

    [Containments][14][Applets][38][Configuration]
    Url=file:///usr/share/applications/kde4/kwrite.desktop

    [Containments][14][Applets][41]
    geometry=168,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=icon
    zvalue=10

    [Containments][14][Applets][41][Configuration]
    Url=file:///usr/share/applications/kde4/ksnapshot.desktop

    [Containments][14][Applets][75]
    geometry=1234,0,24,24
    immutability=1
    plugin=weather
    zvalue=0

    [Containments][14][Applets][75][PopupApplet]
    DialogHeight=308
    DialogWidth=408

    [Containments][14][Configuration]
    maximumSize=1280,25
    minimumSize=1280,25

    [Containments][53]
    activity=
    desktop=-1
    formfactor=2
    geometry=0,-90,1280,28
    immutability=1
    location=4
    plugin=panel
    screen=0
    zvalue=150

    [Containments][53][Applets][55]
    geometry=0,1,27,27
    immutability=1
    plugin=showdesktop
    zvalue=10

    [Containments][53][Applets][58]
    geometry=31,1,1051,27
    immutability=1
    plugin=tasks
    zvalue=22

    [Containments][53][Applets][61]
    geometry=1086,1,141,27
    immutability=1
    plugin=pager
    zvalue=0

    [Containments][53][Applets][63]
    geometry=1231,1,27,27
    immutability=1
    plugin=trash
    zvalue=0

    [Containments][53][Configuration]
    maximumSize=1280,28
    minimumSize=1280,28

    [General]
    immutability=1
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    Re: [Kde] Weather Plasma Widget not finding your city?

    It didn't work for me. Neither the plasmoid nor the Beeb has any idea of where Malden, MA USA 02148 is, regardless of what permutation of the data I try.
    For an OSX look check out Mac4Lin (updated support thread)
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