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  1. #1

    gDesklets gnome.ui error

    Hello everyone!

    I'm trying to install gDesklets on my Slackware 10 distro.

    I'm running enlightenment- (got it from the site) and I wanted to put those nice displays working.

    Basically my problem occurs when I try to start the gdesklets daemon:

    # gdesklets start
    connecting to daemon [### ]Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/gdesklets/gdesklets-daemon", line 13, in ?
    import gnome.ui
    ImportError: No module named gnome.ui
    Cannot establish connection to daemon : timeout

    I went to get the necessary packages to run gDesklets from and installed them in the following order:


    After a google search on the topic I also installed required gnome packages:


    and also: (extra-gnome)


    I've also tried to install from source but I get stuck with pyorbit compilation.

    I've read some related posts on the matter but none seemed to help me.

    I'm far from being a Linux expert, so can someone give me a hint to solve these problem? Is there some basic step that I'm missing? Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Mar 2003
    There is a package called libgnomeui and libgnomeui-devel. You should install those.

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  3. #3
    Thanks for your reply Jeremy.

    I installed libgnomeui from my Slack CD.

    I'm still trying to install libgnomeui-devel since it doesn't come with the distro. Actually I'm having a bit of a hard time to find the source.

    With libgnomeui only, the problem persists though. Does this smell good to you...?

    I'll let you know the outcome when I have libgnomeui-devel installed.

    Any more hints? Thanks

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  5. #4
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    Dec 2004
    Rockin' in the USA!!!
    I'm not sure, but you may have to be running gnome to run gdesklets

  6. #5
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Farnborough, UK
    I have them running on slack with fluxbox.

    I also have gnome installed though.
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  7. #6
    I'm really having a hard time trying to install gdesklets!

    First of all I couldn't manage to install libgnomeui-devel as jeremy1701 suggested. Only libgnomeui. Still the problem continued.

    So according to Smindinver and Chris H posts, I went for a full installation of the gnome desktop. Installed from my Slack distro all there is from gnome. (libs and so on...)

    But the problem persisted though. Even when I run gnome desktop. It gives exactly the same error as it did with enlightenment.

    # gdesklets start
    connecting to daemon [### ]Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/gdesklets/gdesklets-daemon", line 13, in ?
    import gnome.ui
    ImportError: No module named gnome.ui
    Cannot establish connection to daemon : timeout Confused

    I did a google search on the error above but solutions mentioned didn't help me

    I've also tryed to install the packages mentioned in my first post from source but I run into a lot of errors (specially with pyorbit and gnome-python)

    I'm not running a full installation of my Slackware distro. This means I add libraries and other stuff as needed. I want to keep it minimal as possible. And I don't have a clue if something else is missing... The error messages don't help much.

    At the moment I don't know what else to do. Any more help/tips would be great!


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