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Old 09-02-2012, 07:54 AM
Dale
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

Howdy,

I have this little weather "applet" thingy down at the bottom of my
desktop in the thing I think they call the panel. Anyway, the weather
thing has been sending something for HOURS now. I have logged out of
KDE, reset the network and even the router just to see if it would die.
As soon as I login or the router comes back up, it start sending data
again. I can't get it to stop. As a last resort, I took the thing off
my panel thingy. It still sends data like crazy.

Does anyone know how to kill this thing? I'd like to surf the net
without this thing hogging up my DSL connection.

While I am at it. I'm supposed to get my weather stuff from NOAA or at
least that is where it came from ages ago. Ever since I went from KDE3
to KDE4, it wants to come from wetter.com which doesn't work to begin
with. This is what I think it is doing to my network. It is trying to
get data that doesn't exist to begin with so it just keeps trying.
Anybody know how to beat this thing silly? By the way, using iftop,
that is where all this traffic is going to.

Dale

:-) :-)

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:45 AM
Volker Armin Hemmann
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

Am Sonntag, 2. September 2012, 02:54:27 schrieb Dale:
> Howdy,
>
> I have this little weather "applet" thingy down at the bottom of my
> desktop in the thing I think they call the panel. Anyway, the weather
> thing has been sending something for HOURS now. I have logged out of
> KDE, reset the network and even the router just to see if it would die.
> As soon as I login or the router comes back up, it start sending data
> again. I can't get it to stop. As a last resort, I took the thing off
> my panel thingy. It still sends data like crazy.
>
> Does anyone know how to kill this thing? I'd like to surf the net
> without this thing hogging up my DSL connection.
>
> While I am at it. I'm supposed to get my weather stuff from NOAA or at
> least that is where it came from ages ago. Ever since I went from KDE3
> to KDE4, it wants to come from wetter.com which doesn't work to begin
> with. This is what I think it is doing to my network. It is trying to
> get data that doesn't exist to begin with so it just keeps trying.
> Anybody know how to beat this thing silly? By the way, using iftop,
> that is where all this traffic is going to.
>
> Dale
>
> :-) :-)

and you used google of course...

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Mick
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

On Sunday 02 Sep 2012 08:54:27 Dale wrote:
> Howdy,
>
> I have this little weather "applet" thingy down at the bottom of my
> desktop in the thing I think they call the panel. Anyway, the weather
> thing has been sending something for HOURS now. I have logged out of
> KDE, reset the network and even the router just to see if it would die.
> As soon as I login or the router comes back up, it start sending data
> again. I can't get it to stop. As a last resort, I took the thing off
> my panel thingy. It still sends data like crazy.

I clicked on my Weather Forecast applet settings and it also started sending
packets to wetter.com - despite the fact that I have set it to connect to the
BBC weather RSS feed. Hmm ...


> Does anyone know how to kill this thing? I'd like to surf the net
> without this thing hogging up my DSL connection.

It's not using that many packets, but I agree that it is annoying.

The solution is to kill the kio_http that was running it. Use ps, top, lsof
as you prefer to find which PID you should kill.


> While I am at it. I'm supposed to get my weather stuff from NOAA or at
> least that is where it came from ages ago. Ever since I went from KDE3
> to KDE4, it wants to come from wetter.com which doesn't work to begin
> with. This is what I think it is doing to my network. It is trying to
> get data that doesn't exist to begin with so it just keeps trying.
> Anybody know how to beat this thing silly? By the way, using iftop,
> that is where all this traffic is going to.

I am not sure if wetter.com is hardcoded somewhere. In my
.kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc I can see my BBC URI in the
weather applet settings, but nothing about wetter.com.

--
Regards,
Mick
 
Old 09-02-2012, 11:41 AM
Dale
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

Mick wrote:
> On Sunday 02 Sep 2012 08:54:27 Dale wrote:
>> Howdy,
>>
>> I have this little weather "applet" thingy down at the bottom of my
>> desktop in the thing I think they call the panel. Anyway, the weather
>> thing has been sending something for HOURS now. I have logged out of
>> KDE, reset the network and even the router just to see if it would die.
>> As soon as I login or the router comes back up, it start sending data
>> again. I can't get it to stop. As a last resort, I took the thing off
>> my panel thingy. It still sends data like crazy.
> I clicked on my Weather Forecast applet settings and it also started sending
> packets to wetter.com - despite the fact that I have set it to connect to the
> BBC weather RSS feed. Hmm ...
>
>
>> Does anyone know how to kill this thing? I'd like to surf the net
>> without this thing hogging up my DSL connection.
> It's not using that many packets, but I agree that it is annoying.
>
> The solution is to kill the kio_http that was running it. Use ps, top, lsof
> as you prefer to find which PID you should kill.
>

Well, I got annoyed beyond reason and just renamed the config file. Now
all is quiet except for me surfing the web. ;-) I used ps and I
couldn't figure out what process was running it. Then again, I wasn't
sure what to look for either. o_O

I lost my settings tho. :-(

>> While I am at it. I'm supposed to get my weather stuff from NOAA or at
>> least that is where it came from ages ago. Ever since I went from KDE3
>> to KDE4, it wants to come from wetter.com which doesn't work to begin
>> with. This is what I think it is doing to my network. It is trying to
>> get data that doesn't exist to begin with so it just keeps trying.
>> Anybody know how to beat this thing silly? By the way, using iftop,
>> that is where all this traffic is going to.
> I am not sure if wetter.com is hardcoded somewhere. In my
> .kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc I can see my BBC URI in the
> weather applet settings, but nothing about wetter.com.
>

I researched this a good while back and it appears that it is hard
coded. Back in KDE3, I think it had some way of selecting what to
connect to, depending on what country you are in I guess. Now, It's
either wetter.com or nothing on my rig. From my vague recollection of
others describing it, if you live in the USA, no weather updates. Since
KDE4 seems to have broken it, maybe KDE5 will fix it. LOL

Dale

:-) :-)

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Mick
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

On Sunday 02 Sep 2012 12:41:51 Dale wrote:
> Mick wrote:

> > The solution is to kill the kio_http that was running it. Use ps, top,
> > lsof as you prefer to find which PID you should kill.
>
> Well, I got annoyed beyond reason and just renamed the config file. Now
> all is quiet except for me surfing the web. ;-) I used ps and I
> couldn't figure out what process was running it. Then again, I wasn't
> sure what to look for either. o_O
>
> I lost my settings tho. :-(

Restore your settings from a back up.

Then 'ps axf | grep kio_http' (while you have all applications closed) and
kill that if it is still running.

Warning: I think that going back into the settings and running Search for a
weather URI will launch again a kio_http process and you're back where you
started.

> >> While I am at it. I'm supposed to get my weather stuff from NOAA or at
> >> least that is where it came from ages ago. Ever since I went from KDE3
> >> to KDE4, it wants to come from wetter.com which doesn't work to begin
> >> with. This is what I think it is doing to my network. It is trying to
> >> get data that doesn't exist to begin with so it just keeps trying.
> >> Anybody know how to beat this thing silly? By the way, using iftop,
> >> that is where all this traffic is going to.
> >
> > I am not sure if wetter.com is hardcoded somewhere. In my
> > .kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc I can see my BBC URI in the
> > weather applet settings, but nothing about wetter.com.
>
> I researched this a good while back and it appears that it is hard
> coded. Back in KDE3, I think it had some way of selecting what to
> connect to, depending on what country you are in I guess. Now, It's
> either wetter.com or nothing on my rig. From my vague recollection of
> others describing it, if you live in the USA, no weather updates. Since
> KDE4 seems to have broken it, maybe KDE5 will fix it. LOL

If you have your NOAA URI correctly set in your .kde4/share/config/plasma-
desktop-appletsrc it should go fetch the weather feed from there.

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Regards,
Mick
 
Old 09-05-2012, 01:38 AM
Frank Steinmetzger
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

On Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 02:54:27AM -0500, Dale wrote:
> Howdy,
>
> I have this little weather "applet" thingy down at the bottom of my
> desktop in the thing I think they call the panel. Anyway, the weather
> thing has been sending something for HOURS now. I have logged out of
> KDE, reset the network and even the router just to see if it would die.
> As soon as I login or the router comes back up, it start sending data
> again. I can't get it to stop. As a last resort, I took the thing off
> my panel thingy. It still sends data like crazy.

Hä?
You removed the applet from your panel (so it’s gone, right?) and it still
sends stuff? Sounds like the perpretrator is something else altogether.

PS.: Can we please turn down on the thingies? It always reminds me of turnips.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:56 AM
Dale
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

Frank Steinmetzger wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 02:54:27AM -0500, Dale wrote:
>> Howdy,
>>
>> I have this little weather "applet" thingy down at the bottom of my
>> desktop in the thing I think they call the panel. Anyway, the weather
>> thing has been sending something for HOURS now. I have logged out of
>> KDE, reset the network and even the router just to see if it would die.
>> As soon as I login or the router comes back up, it start sending data
>> again. I can't get it to stop. As a last resort, I took the thing off
>> my panel thingy. It still sends data like crazy.
> Hä?
> You removed the applet from your panel (so it’s gone, right?) and it still
> sends stuff? Sounds like the perpretrator is something else altogether.
>
> PS.: Can we please turn down on the thingies? It always reminds me of turnips.


Well, I removed it but it seemed it was still there somewhere. I found
out a while back that sometimes a little applet whatyoumacallit can get
stuck behind another one. Yep, I actually seen that once a while back.
I added a applet and couldn't find it but it was stuck behind the unit
converter applet. I ended up having to remove the converter applet,
move the applet that was somehow stuck behind it and then add my
converter back.

Is whatyoumacallit better? ROFL Hey, if I don't know what something
is called, its a thingy or a whatyoumacallit. Thingy is shorter. ^_^
Don't get me started on a dohickey. ;-)

Dale

:-) :-)

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:03 AM
Dale
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

Mick wrote:
> On Sunday 02 Sep 2012 12:41:51 Dale wrote:
>> Mick wrote:
>>> The solution is to kill the kio_http that was running it. Use ps, top,
>>> lsof as you prefer to find which PID you should kill.
>> Well, I got annoyed beyond reason and just renamed the config file. Now
>> all is quiet except for me surfing the web. ;-) I used ps and I
>> couldn't figure out what process was running it. Then again, I wasn't
>> sure what to look for either. o_O
>>
>> I lost my settings tho. :-(
> Restore your settings from a back up.
>
> Then 'ps axf | grep kio_http' (while you have all applications closed) and
> kill that if it is still running.
>
> Warning: I think that going back into the settings and running Search for a
> weather URI will launch again a kio_http process and you're back where you
> started.

Well, I sort of got my new one set up now. It was about time for a
fresh start. My last one was right after KDE4 came out. It's been a
while and some config bug was bound to pop up eventually.


>>>> While I am at it. I'm supposed to get my weather stuff from NOAA or at
>>>> least that is where it came from ages ago. Ever since I went from KDE3
>>>> to KDE4, it wants to come from wetter.com which doesn't work to begin
>>>> with. This is what I think it is doing to my network. It is trying to
>>>> get data that doesn't exist to begin with so it just keeps trying.
>>>> Anybody know how to beat this thing silly? By the way, using iftop,
>>>> that is where all this traffic is going to.
>>> I am not sure if wetter.com is hardcoded somewhere. In my
>>> .kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc I can see my BBC URI in the
>>> weather applet settings, but nothing about wetter.com.
>> I researched this a good while back and it appears that it is hard
>> coded. Back in KDE3, I think it had some way of selecting what to
>> connect to, depending on what country you are in I guess. Now, It's
>> either wetter.com or nothing on my rig. From my vague recollection of
>> others describing it, if you live in the USA, no weather updates. Since
>> KDE4 seems to have broken it, maybe KDE5 will fix it. LOL
> If you have your NOAA URI correctly set in your .kde4/share/config/plasma-
> desktop-appletsrc it should go fetch the weather feed from there.
>

I'm not sure what to change or what to change it too. When I searched a
good while back, it was not certain how to do it. Maybe I need to
google some and see if I can figure this out. I like the temp outside
applet but really like the little 5 day forecast one. I can open the
back door and see if it is raining, hot, cold or whatever. That doesn't
help me much for tomorrow tho. ;-)

Now that I think about it, I believe it was something at NOAA that got
changed too. It's been a while so I can't recall all the details but I
do recall it was not just me having trouble.

If this next upgrade doesn't have a fix, I may do a bug search then
google some. Heck, its been broke so long, I don't miss it much now.
Of course, if it starts working again, I'd get used to it being back. ;-)

Dale

:-) :-)

P. S. Sorry so long to reply. I got bombed with emails.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Frank Steinmetzger
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 08:56:27PM -0500, Dale wrote:

> Well, I removed it but it seemed it was still there somewhere. I found
> out a while back that sometimes a little applet whatyoumacallit can get
> stuck behind another one. Yep, I actually seen that once a while back.
> I added a applet and couldn't find it but it was stuck behind the unit
> converter applet. I ended up having to remove the converter applet,
> move the applet that was somehow stuck behind it and then add my
> converter back.

I faintly remember something of that sort myself. I got an applet that I
couldn't remove b/c it was invisible. To solve that I eventually deleted the
plasmarc that stores the applets.
>
> Is whatyoumacallit better? ROFL Hey, if I don't know what something
> is called, its a thingy or a whatyoumacallit. Thingy is shorter. ^_^
> Don't get me started on a dohickey. ;-)

Well you already got it right this time -- it's an applet, and that thing (thing's
a nice word already) at the bottom is the panel).
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:02 AM
Dale
 
Default Weather thingy using up my network, ALL THE TIME.

Frank Steinmetzger wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 08:56:27PM -0500, Dale wrote:
>
>> Well, I removed it but it seemed it was still there somewhere. I found
>> out a while back that sometimes a little applet whatyoumacallit can get
>> stuck behind another one. Yep, I actually seen that once a while back.
>> I added a applet and couldn't find it but it was stuck behind the unit
>> converter applet. I ended up having to remove the converter applet,
>> move the applet that was somehow stuck behind it and then add my
>> converter back.
> I faintly remember something of that sort myself. I got an applet that I
> couldn't remove b/c it was invisible. To solve that I eventually deleted the
> plasmarc that stores the applets.
>> Is whatyoumacallit better? ROFL Hey, if I don't know what something
>> is called, its a thingy or a whatyoumacallit. Thingy is shorter. ^_^
>> Don't get me started on a dohickey. ;-)
> Well you already got it right this time -- it's an applet, and that thing (thing's
> a nice word already) at the bottom is the panel).


Well, every time I figure out what they call something, they change the
name. From what I have read on the KDE mailing list, a lot of names
changed when they switched us from KDE3 to KDE4. I doubt that will
change when we see KDE5 either. lol

At least I got the *dohickey* to stop hogging my internet. ROFL

Dale

:-) :-)

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