Facebook Widget (fixed)

Plasma 4 Widgets

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Description:

Original script from Ferenc Nagy improved to load OK also when network connection not present when widget loads on login. Danmaster23 also did that but using a blocking pinging that causes KDE to hang waiting for network.
In my case I used a non-blocking network check using a timer.

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I will no longer maintain this widget, if someone would like to continue improving it and maintain it please go ahead

Last changelog:

9 years ago

Version 1.4
Control flag replaced by timer stop to avoid permanent un-necessary network checks
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I will no longer maintain this widget, if someone would like to continue improving it and maintain it please go ahead

garabombo

5 years ago

Hi, I installed the plasmoid and use it in a panel.
I cannot write text in any of the text fields (chat, "What's on your mind", or any other).

Kubuntu 13.10
KDE 4.12.3

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LoveProfusion

5 years ago

So I recently installed KDE on my Ubuntu system. One of the first things I did was add the Facebook widget.
The first time I put it on there it worked fine, but after rebooting, there is just a tiny square of facebook that I can see, it's not as big as the rest of the widget. So then I tried installing the fixed version and when I install it through the "Download New Plasma Widgets" I don't get any errors, but it doesn't seem to make any difference in how it appears.
I also tried installing it manually but get errors both in the terminal and by using the Widget menu.
This is what it looks like -
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/alaindelonpics/66786835-4455-4793-b079-eae3ef0839ef_zpsf7312fa0.png

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fieryfennix

6 years ago

I've been running this widget since I installed Kubuntu 13.04 w/ KDE 4.10. It loads ok upon startup, but refuses to update/refresh, by itself or when I hit the REFRESH button alongside the widget. I have to click on the little three-line symbol on the top left of the box, click on my name, where it takes me to my page, then click again and select NEWS FEED to refresh/update. I've removed, reinstalled quite a few times. No help,. Any ideas?


fieryfennix

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adarshajoisa

7 years ago

When in add the widget to my workspace or panel, it just opens a blank widget and there's not settings option or options of any kind. Even after trying a lot, I couldn't figure out what to do with the widget.

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aderocha

7 years ago

Hi,
I just retried the widget and is working fine (Fedora 17 / KDE 4.8.4). Are you behind a proxy network ?... that might be the problem. I was not able to make it work behind a proxied network. There are no options because when the widget loads for the first time it will ask your facebook credentials. Next times it shall automatically login as soon a network connection is detected.

Regards.

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adarshajoisa

7 years ago

It's working now. I guess the problem was because of my slow internet connection earlier. :) Thanks a lot!

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gerstavros

7 years ago

how do i login to facebook?? there isn't any option

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aderocha

7 years ago

Hi, first time widget is executed it should ask your facebook login and password. If that is not what occurs please tell what exactly happens

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cesera

8 years ago

I have just installed this facebook widget on kubuntu 10.10 (amd64), but I don't seem to be able to log in. Am I doing anything wrong? Is there a setting in facebook that would prevent me from using this? The "Sign Up" and "Forgotten Password?" links work fine, just can't log in.

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pessott

9 years ago

Hi,

how do I install the widget?

I tried with "add widget" but it says it cant install the package.

I use Kubuntu 10.04Lts with KDE4.5

Thanks!

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aderocha

9 years ago

Hi,

I'm using Fedora 13 with KDE 4.4.5 but I guess this difference should not affect the installation.

I only tried using the KDE "Add Widgets Interface" and it works fine.

Please follow these steps:

- Download the plasmoid

- Right click on your desktop

- Add Widgets -> Get New Widgets -> select "Install Widget from Local File..."

- Select "Plasmoid: Native Plasma widget"

- Select downloaded .plasmoid

- It shall appear a new "Facebook" widget on the "Add Widgets window"

(You might need to close and re-open the widges UI. I needed to do that in 1 or 2 ocasions).

- Then just pick and drag the Widget to your desktop.

First time widget is loaded it will ask your facebook credentials
Please try and tell if you have any problems.
If you get lost on the steps please send me your e-mail that I will send you some screenshots.

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pessott

9 years ago

Thanks for answering,

I was tring to install the widget right this way, but when i select the local widget it says:

Installation of 125846-facebook_widget.plasmoid failed!

Dont know what's the problem...

thanks anyway for answering!

Alessio

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cialdo99

9 years ago

Hi,

I'm using Kubuntu with kde 4.5, too and I failed to install this plasmoid.
Installing with the command plasmapkg -i this is the result:

Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
plasmapkg(17504)/libplasma Plasma::PackageStructurePrivate::createPackageMetadata: No metadata file in the package, expected it at: ""
Error: "/tmp/kde-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/ksocket-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
kdeinit4: Shutting down running client.
Connecting to deprecated signal QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QString)
Error: "/tmp/ksocket-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
QMetaObject::invokeMethod: No such method KUniqueApplication::loadCommandLineOptionsForNewInstance()
kbuildsycoca4 running...
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-cialdo" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
"KConfigIni: In file /tmp/kde-cialdo/plasmapkg1yPnbN/facebook_widget/metadata.desktop, line 1: " Invalid entry (missing ']')
"KConfigIni: In file /tmp/kde-cialdo/plasmapkg1yPnbN/facebook_widget/metadata.desktop, line 2: " Invalid entry (missing '=')
"KConfigIni: In file /tmp/kde-cialdo/plasmapkg1yPnbN/facebook_widget/metadata.desktop, line 3: " Invalid entry (missing '=')
"KConfigIni: In file /tmp/kde-cialdo/plasmapkg1yPnbN/facebook_widget/metadata.desktop, line 5: " Invalid entry (missing '=')
plasmapkg(17504)/libplasma Plasma::Package::installPackage: Package plugin name not specified
Installazione di /home/cialdo/Theme/Plasmoids/125846-facebook_widget.plasmoid non riuscita.

Hope this help you.
Bye

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aderocha

9 years ago

Hi,
it seems that you might have a KDE problem.
Are you able to successfully install other widgets ?

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aderocha

9 years ago

just to add that I just tried the installation using plasmapkg -i and it worked fine (on a Fedora 12 using KDE 4.4.5)

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tanghus

9 years ago

Hi

You should look into how I fixed network detection using Solid:Networking in Google Translator. It's a bit 'prettier' than pinging a website ;-)

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9 years ago

Version 1.4
Control flag replaced by timer stop to avoid permanent un-necessary network checks
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I will no longer maintain this widget, if someone would like to continue improving it and maintain it please go ahead

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