Description:

Fortunoid show you a quote every x sec, using "fortune script".
Need: Fortune , kde 4.2

Install:
Install first fortune!

Then compile it :
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make
make install
kbuildsycoca4;
restart plasma!
Last changelog:

8 years ago

=====0.2
-Correct Settings bug! Now, information are saved!
- Auto-detect "fortune path" on your system.
- Add Color change!

======0.2.1
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HardinComp

5 years ago

I loved fortunoid so much on my old, dear departed, laptop that when I got a new laptop I made a point on installing it again. Except it would never work and I couldn't figure out why. Today I did a search on my blog to see if I had posted anything there and I found what I was looking for. My post Two missing plasmoids have been found (http://nancib.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/two-missing-plasmoids-have-been-found/) reminds me that I used a different cmake line.
Instead of using
Quote:cmake ..
I used
Quote:cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` ..
That's the command I used to install QuickAccess. I tried that just now and sure enough, I now have fortunoid on my desktop again. if anyone is still having problems building this they could try that cmake line and see if it works for them.

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bitcrazy

8 years ago

The applet still shows up an error message 'usr/bin/fortune' not found. I've also replaced 'whereis -b fortune' with 'which fortune' and commented the next two lines out. And get the same error; the dialog shows up '/usr/bin/fortune'(which is correct under openSUSE), but it still doesn't work.
Any suggestions?

Greetings
m0nk

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lmanik

8 years ago

i have got same problem

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fumantsu

8 years ago

The program need the fortune to be only on /usr/games and the fortunes quotes on /usr/share/games/fortunes.

On Arch the fortune was on /usr/bin, a symbolic on /usr/games and the quotes on /usr/share. Fix the path and probably with work.

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fumantsu

8 years ago

EDIT: wrong

the problem is in the code. the code after whereis -b fortune doesn't isolate the bin. so if there is more that one "fortune" (which is normal one is the bin and the other is the directory) is doesn't undestand which is the binary.

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Ketrel

8 years ago

Hmm, it saves the prefs now, but it doesn't remember the size.

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joth666

8 years ago

One problem. Well, two really but one has already been brought up (the not-saving-prefs part).

The other problem is that it is taken for granted that the fortune binary is located in /usr/games, which is not always the case (it's not in OpenSUSE for example, where the default location is /usr/bin). Note: it still worked. I just got an additional "fortune can not be found" or words to that effect until I made a symlink into /usr/games.

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C

dridk

8 years ago

Problem known! I will fix it as soon as possible!
Please, tell me about other wish or bug!

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TotoKid

8 years ago

It's a very nice plasmoid, but i saw it doesn't save preferences, so at every startup it has to refresh every second while loading other things too, and it really turns my cpu into an oven. i don't know if it's a personal plasma issue or if it's common to everyone. Can anyone confirm this?

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Ketrel

8 years ago

I have the same problem.
The settings don't even stick if you go back into the preferences after saying ok.

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8 years ago

=====0.2
-Correct Settings bug! Now, information are saved!
- Auto-detect "fortune path" on your system.
- Add Color change!

======0.2.1
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product-maker thevladsoft May 08 2013

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