Everything finally was working properly after getting gnome-common fixed and then I upgraded gdesklets hesitantly on one box and now it doesn't work.
I get this error message when trying to start my starterbar:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/netkrash/archlinux/extra/pkg/gdesklets/pkg/opt/gnome/lib/gdesklets/factory/SensorFactory.py", line 42, in create_sensor OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/opt/gnome/lib/gdesklets/../../share/gdesklets/Sensors'
It just looks like it was pointed to the wrong directory, likely an easy fix, but nonetheless it doesn't work. My username is not netkrash so I figure the packager needs to make an adjustment to the config somewhere where he left his in.
I get similar error messages with a couple of desklets. The package itself works, as do my main desklets (clock, weather report), but some such as starterbar have been complaining about missing sensors for the past couple of updates, for me.
Does gDesklets start if you remove all added desklets? Perhaps it's only one of them giving you gyp.
it was working perfectly right up until this last upgrade.
and it seems pretty obvious to me there is something wrong with it if it is looking for files that belong to the user "netkrash"
correct me if im wrong please.
I'm using the latest gdesklets package and starterbar is working fine over here
I am a gated community.
grrr, still not working - although it is working on another one of my boxes so it is something to do with the config on my laptop. I'll consider it an individual battle unless my other boxes do the same.
Are you using the latest version of starterbar? I've got a similar error with older gdesklets, but new ones seem to work fine.
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cool, I didn't realize there was a newer version of the starterbar. The good news is that it is working again, the bad news is that I lost all my links to my icons and it doesn't seem to want to allow me to move any configs over without breaking it so it looks like I will need to do them all over again. I'm just glad its working again, thanks for the info!