View Full Version : [ubuntu] problems with gdesklets =(

September 15th, 2008, 03:34 AM
I have Ubuntu 8.04, I was using this tutorial - http://www.howtoforge.com/gnome_gdesklets

When I succesfully install gdesklets and gdesklets-data, when I try to launch it a window with the name gDesklets pops out, then it freezes, and then I have to forcr quit it.
Whats the problem? Is there a newer version of dgesklets that I should use? O_o

September 15th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Try running gdesklets from a terminal and see if it produces an error message.

September 15th, 2008, 04:13 AM
just tried to run it in a terminal.
when i typed in "gdesklets" a whole bunch of stuff was registring or smth, and then it stopped on "connecting to DAEMON" and then nothing happened :(((

September 15th, 2008, 04:20 AM
Hmm, i just tried installing gdesklets too and it crashed like yours giving the following terminal output:

Connecting to daemon [ ### ]
================================================== ========[09/15/08-04:17:22]===
Registering new control "/usr/lib/gdesklets/Controls/System".

Connected to daemon in 2835 milliseconds.

================================================== ========[09/15/08-04:17:22]===
=== Unhandled error! Something bad and unexpected happened. ===

in /usr/bin/gdesklets: line 393 <module>
in /usr/bin/gdesklets: line 268 parse_command
in /usr/bin/gdesklets: line 177 __open_profile
in /usr/bin/gdesklets: line 167 __client_daemon
in /usr/lib/gdesklets/main/client.py: line 208 set_remove_command
in /usr/lib/gdesklets/main/client.py: line 38 __send
in /usr/lib/gdesklets/utils/xdr.py: line 75 recv

[---] 70 chunk = ""
[---] 71 while (True):
[---] 72 try:
[---] 73 length = ord(s.recv(1))
[---] 74 except:
[ERR]> 75 raise XDRError
[---] 76
[---] 77 if (length): chunk += s.recv(length)
[---] 78
[---] 79 flag = s.recv(1)
[---] 80 if (flag == _CONT): continue
[---] 81

Is this the same error that yours ends with?

Can anyone else confirm this?

September 15th, 2008, 04:36 AM
close enough, but mine doesnt even connect lol. it times out =)

September 15th, 2008, 04:38 AM
This is what i get =)

mazafaker@mazafaker-desktop:~$ gdesklets
Starting gdesklets-daemon...
Cannot establish connection to daemon: timeout!
The log file might help you solving the problem.

September 15th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Have you tried looking at the log file?