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For anyone who uses Karamba, and has the rdf.pl module installed, here are the configurations to read headlines from PCLinuxOnline.com, Slashdot.org, Freshmeat.net, and LWN.net.

To clear up some confusion on clicking click areas(links) in Karamba themes-
1)If the theme is locked, you only need to click ONCE
2)If the theme is not locked, you must click the link TWICE
This is the way all Karamba themes work.
Last changelog:

17 years ago

Added LinuxToday.com(by request), and also CNN.com.

Added OSNews.com, thanks to Dave Patrick.

Added guardian.co.uk, and The Motley Fool thanks to Praxxus (Ed Cates)

Added Newsforge

Added Linux.com

gordo

17 years ago

What's rdf.pl and where can I get it? Checked cpan but nothing helpful. Is it part of a larger module?

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tigershark

17 years ago

rdf.pl comes with karamba

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darkmiha

17 years ago

I saw your another screenshot here 'glass bar Karamba theme', and I liked transparent kicker - how did you make it?

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tigershark

17 years ago

Thats not actually kicker. Its a karamba theme, which you can get here
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=5609
I just added the kmenu to it, and changed the icons that are on it.

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felipe

17 years ago

How did you had the kmenu working on it? I didn't even try, but could it be possible to add applets too? :P

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Snake74

17 years ago

I 've had a bunch of help from tigershark and ronie but I cant get it any of the feeds to to work for nothing I think is cause Im on a router or something like that thank u both tigershark and ronie for all ur help

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rootnuke

17 years ago

Go to linksys.com and get a software update for your router. I don't know if their update program supports Linux. I think you need a Window$ box to do the update.

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tigershark

17 years ago

I can at least verify that it is not your linksys router, as I am sitting behind one right now also.

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jazzfrizzle

17 years ago

First of all, I would like to say that Karamba is a great addon to the KDE desktop (functional & eye candy). I have a little problem though with the rdf.pl module. I think it's because I'm behind a proxy server and that the script is unable to fetch the headlines. Anyone got an idea how to handle the script with proxy servers? I'm not that good in Perl. Thx !

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bLanark

17 years ago

Anyone got an idea how to handle the script with proxy servers?

I *think* that you need to set the http_proxy environment variable. Possibly ftp proxy too.

EXPORT http_proxy=http://proxy:8080 before you run karamba or in your .profile or whatever you use.

This might be enough (setting the env is enough for the simplest way of getting a web page in perl, as it checks the environment), but if the script is more complex then you might have to add a line like
$ua->proxy(['http', 'ftp'], $ENV{'http_proxy'});
to the script (changing $ua to whatever name the user agent has). There would be no harm in adding this to all karamba scripts, AFAICS

NOTE: I haven't used, looked at the source of, or even downloaded karamba (or this script) yet, so this is not guaranteed to work, or I'd check for you.

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Snake74

17 years ago

Ill check for that module and see if it is installed.

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Snake74

17 years ago

this is all found trying to locate that module

/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/Gtk/LWP
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/Gtk/LWP/http.pm
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/Gtk/LWP.pm
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/XML/Parser/LWPExternEnt.pl
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Authen
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Authen/Basic.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Authen/Digest.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Authen/Ntlm.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol/GHTTP.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol/data.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol/http.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol/http10.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol/https.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol/https10.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/ConnCache.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Debug.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/DebugFile.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/MediaTypes.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/MemberMixin.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/UserAgent.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Protocol.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/RobotUA.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/Simple.pm
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP/media.types
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP.pm

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ronie

17 years ago

What happens if you run:
rdf.pl 'http://freshmeat.net/backend/fm.rdf'
from the command line ?
Do you get any error messages ?
I hope this way your problem can be solved.

Ronie

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Snake74

17 years ago

Runing
rdf.pl 'http://freshmeat.net/backend/fm.rdf' from command i get this error

rdf.pl 'http://freshmeat.net/backend/fm.rdf'
Can't locate LWP/Simple.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at /usr//bin/rdf.pl line 3.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr//bin/rdf.pl line 3.

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ronie

17 years ago

OK,
this means that perl can't find the Simple.pm
file, because it is not located in the perl
search path.

To solve this copy the folder
/usr/lib/libDrakX/drakfirsttime/LWP
to
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/LWP

Then try again :)

Ronie

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Snake74

17 years ago

there is no site_perl folder inside perl5 there is only 5.8.0 and vendor_perl folders should I created or am i missing something? and thanks for ur help

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ronie

17 years ago

No you're not missing anything.

Just copy the folder to
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/LWP
if that one exists. Else use
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/LWP

Good luck ;)

Ronie

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Snake74

17 years ago

I have installed the latest build of karamba with some themes , I get just about all of them to work except the feeds one do I have to configure something , I only see the *.png or gif but nothing else ,I update and nothing happens does anybody has any pointers? I would really like CNN to work

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tigershark

17 years ago

I had the same problem at first. After you install Karamba, you have to move rdf.pl to /usr/bin. You also must have the perl module HTML::TokeParser for it to work. Same with the calendar. You have to move cal.pl to /usr/bin also.

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Snake74

17 years ago

It was a no go for me I moved the 2 *.pl to /usr/bin and rebooted and nothing happen
still the same problem i did a check on the html parser and it says that this perl-HTML-Parser-3.27-1mdk.i586.rpm is installed, Im on a linksys router could that be the prob? but thanks for all ur info tigershark

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tigershark

17 years ago

One more thing to try. In a console(as root) cd to /usr/bin. Do a chmod u+x rdf.pl
I didn't have to do that, but I have heard others say they need to do that.

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Snake74

17 years ago

Oh, still no go but is ok Karamba is awesome app, Thanks again tigershark
keep up the good work for the community.

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tigershark

17 years ago

On more try? Try a chmod 755 rdf.pl
Thats what my permissions are set at.

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tigershark

17 years ago

I'm almost out of ideas! Maybe try to update Perl? What distro are you running? Also you need the Perl module LWP::Simple.
Sorry I haven't been able to help you get this.

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Snake74

17 years ago

nothing, oh well I did notice that I did not had my the fonts that r in the script installed so I went and installed them but still nothing, again tigershark thanks for ur
valuable time on this issue.

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17 years ago

Added LinuxToday.com(by request), and also CNN.com.

Added OSNews.com, thanks to Dave Patrick.

Added guardian.co.uk, and The Motley Fool thanks to Praxxus (Ed Cates)

Added Newsforge

Added Linux.com

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