Skip to main content

Strange gdesklets problem

Crime scene from Fedora Extras reported on this
Fedora Forum post
.

I investigated the problem on the spec file and notice that "pyobirt >= 2.0.1". I am completely baffled what cause pyborbt to require == 2.0.1. I removed the ">=" for the update. I wonder what caused that glitch.

Here is the report:
$ gdesklets shell

You're running gDesklets for the first time.
gDesklets will start a requirements check now...

Checking requirements:
- sys ... found
- xml.parsers.expat ... found
- xml.sax ... found
- gtk ... found
- ORBit ... found
Version check failed.

ORBit python bindings (pyorbit) version == 2.0.1 are required.

Please make sure that the required software is installed.
Also try to avoid having multiple versions of a library/binding on your system.
gDesklets won't work if you don't have all necessary dependencies installed
on your system.

THE STARTUP WILL BE CANCELLED NOW

Comments

sdfasfdasfd said…
Found the answer myself in the end...

This works fine on FC5, maybe it'll help on other distros:

Open the file /usr/lib/gdesklets/gdesklets in a text editor (I used vi) and find the two lines where the dependency is checked:

( ("ORBit",), lambda m : m.__version__ == (2, 0, 1),
_("ORBit python bindings (pyorbit) version == 2.0.1 are required.")


then edit the entries to read:

( ("ORBit",), lambda m : m.__version__ >= (2, 0, 1),
_("ORBit python bindings (pyorbit) version >= 2.0.1 are required.")

Save the file and away you go

Hope this helps if you're having the same problem.
sdfasfdasfd said…
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
mark said…
This page was my first hit with google and it did the job perfectly. Thanks.

Popular posts from this blog

Detailing the installation of AMD OpenCL rpm for Fedora

Revisiting the previous blog and freshly reinstalling Fedora Design Suite due to a busted boot, I look at the official guideline from AMD Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and write a way to improve the process of installing on Fedora 29 in this example.



Extracting the tarball contains the following:
amdgpu-installamdgpu-pro-install symlink to amdgpudoc folderrepodata folderRPMS folder containing rpm package
Executing the command ./amdgpu-install -opencl=pal --headless sadly failed on Fedora on that line:

./amdgpu-install -y --opencl=pal --headless
Last metadata expiration check: 0:30:51 ago on Mon 19 Nov 2018 07:13:43 PM PST.
No match for argument: amdgpu

Upon closer look, the script failed to created a temporary repository on /var/opt/amdgpu-pro-local probably explaining why amdgpu metapackage name failed to display. Someone should investigate and provide a fix. At least, we find out Fedora support is available but unofficial.

Due to its design, Gnome Software only allows one cli…

Improving HP Envy x360 convertible on Linux: the missing accelerometer driver

If you own an HP laptop equipped with AMD processor, you may find out the auto-rotation will not work as intended. It turned out that sensor is missing a driver not currently available on Linux kernel using the lspci -nn command from the terminal

03:00.7 Non-VGA unclassified device [0000]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:15e4] That driver in question is AMD Sensor Fusion HUB. Unfortunately, researching it turned out harder even on AMD own website. Bug is already filed without answer yet from one of AMD representative.

Using AMD RX Vega driver OpenCL on Fedora 29

The Raven Ridge APU is very capable processor to handle OpenCL inside some applications like Blender, Darktable and Gimp. Unfortunately, the current implementation from Mesa, clover, stuck to 1.3, is not supported. AMD released their driver 18.40 with OpenCL2.0+ targeting only Red Hat Enterprise Linux/Cent OS 6.10 and 7.5 in addition of Ubuntu LTS. The good new is the former rpm format can be used on Fedora.

The graphical part of Raven Ridge is Vega 8, basically a cut-down of Vega56 or Vega64 meaning choosing either driver for RX Vega.
The instruction is provided for extracting the rpm files but here is
 some requirements for OpenCL:
kernel-devel (provided by Fedora repository)amdgpu-dkmsdkmslibopencl-amdgpu-proopencl-amdgpu-pro-icd Once done, applications needing OpenCL will automatically detect the driver located on /opt/amdgpu/lib64. Blender will list as unknown AMD GPU and Darktable will enable it.



There is a ROCm version but it currently does not support the graphical side of Rav…