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Fix Weather After Updating To Mint 18.1

If like me, you installed the patch found in the Mint forums to bring your weather back after noaa.gov was shut down; upon updating to Mint 18.1 you may find that weather is now gone!

This is very easy to fix, so don’t panic!

First thing to do is open the preferences for your weather, found on the task bar. This same widget gives you your time and date.

Weather Preferences

Weather Preferences

Delete any cities you have saved, so there is nothing in the above box. Then close it.

Next, open the Package Manager from the main menu, and once open, do a search for “libmateweather” *(without the quotes)

Once the search is done, there should be 4 selections available.Only two will display a green dot, showing that they are installed.

Reinstall Dialog

Reinstall Dialog

Select the two files, highlight them both, or one at a time is fine, and then select Mark For Reinstall and then Apply the request in the top menu.

Now, reboot your computer.

Finally, go back to the Time and Date preferences, and install your desired cities again. Make sure you select one of them as your default city, as this is not automatic.

Done, you now should have your temperature and weather once again!



No Weather On Your Taskbar?

Seems that NOAA.gov has shut down their weather data in the past few days. The weather applet on the Linux task bar used this resource.

Fear not, and be patient, as the developer of this wonderful desktop tool is working on sourcing a new data stream. As soon as it’s tested, I’m sure it will be pushed out to the repositories!

To read the ongoing work, CLICK HERE

Software: Desktop Radar Viewer

If you’re a weather nut like me, there is a nice desktop application for your Linux machine you may like. It’s called AWeather.  *Note that it’s written for the USA.

You can find AWeather in your Package Manager, and it’s a very quick install.

Package Manager, showing Aweather

Package Manager, showing Aweather

Once installed, you will find it residing in your Education  section of your Menu.



Once you open AWeather, open the preferences and select the nearest weather radar site to your location. This will be your default weather station, opening when you launch the program.

Using the top menu, it’s easy to select other radar sources as well.

AWeather has very good, built-in help if you need it.