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Screenlets for Ubuntu

Another thing that I want to see on my Ubuntu is the graphics and the wobbly thingy and the cube thingy (that’s what I saw on Valiant laptop)… I found out it is screenlets. Been searching hi and lo to find the repositories and I get the following:

Open Synaptic, go to Settings > Repositories > Third-party software, click Add and paste:
deb http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee/ubuntu gutsy screenlets

then get the key using terminal client

wget http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee/ubuntu/F854AFD7.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add – && sudo apt-get update

and it happened that ERROR 404: Not found…

Frustration here! then found another one something like above from

deb http://tuxfamily.download.org/ubuntu gutsy screenlets

What happen again??? Same thing ERROR 404. GOSH!

Finally, I found the valid repositories and of course able to install from the following:
Open you Synaptic Package Manager:  Settings>Repositories>Third-Party Software>Add
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gilir/ubuntu gutsy main universe

Click the Add Source button and Close to go back to your Synaptic Package Manager Window. Then click on the Reload button.

Search "screenlets" and right click to mark for installation then click Apply button. By doing this, this will install screenlets. Once it is done, you can access it through System > Preferences > Screenlets

Hope all the above would help!

Category: Linux, Tutorial, Ubuntu
  • Valiant says:

    Wah! Poor you!

    You’ve been trying like twice only to find error 404… hahahaha… well at least a newbie like you did manage to find out the solution. …errr… are you really newbie or born to be geek? hahaha…. anyway, Google is really a nice place to search for something, and as always, don’t forget – RTFM.

    13 March 2008 at 6:37 pm
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    15 March 2008 at 3:54 am
  • HearMeSay says:

    Thank you for your reference. Such a great help. I wish that I knew it earlier so I don’t need to do it even more than once (*_*)

    15 March 2008 at 10:07 am
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