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Upgrade to Plasma 5.19 and widget don't work

paolov
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On my Neon 5.19 (Frameworks 5.70) the desktop widget don't work after upgrade to Plasma 5.19.0.

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and the form for change properties don't has any sensor.

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Idea?
albenson
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I see the same on my PCs. It seems that several of the existing desktop widgets (including the one I want to use, the hard drive space monitor) have been replaced with presets in the system monitor sensor widget. But as you mentioned, the "sensors" area in the config menu is empty, so all of the widgets that have been replaced by this broken thing are just blank spaces now.

I tried downloading the Neon user ISO and running a live session to get a clean test (to rule out some other change I had made) and it did the same thing.
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I'm on Arch Linux. I noticed this issue as well. After removing all of the non-functional widgets, installing i2c-tools package (unsure if related), and rebooting, I was able to get the sensors list showing up and got the widgets functioning again. However, it seems the widget itself has changed significantly, it looks far uglier now, has serious bugs with legend display (overlapping, unreadable text). I have removed the widgets for now and am relying on ytop instead.
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After seeing your message, Manas, I allowed it to update to 5.19 again (I had rolled back) to see if I could get the new plasmoid to work. To my surprise, the data were showing, but it was useless. The old disk space widget used to show the name of each partition right above a progress meter, and it was perfectly usable. Now it's a vertical bar graph where the maximum of 100% is not shown, and where the key is below the graph. It's completely useless for its intended role.

I like the idea of the new flexible widget that can do lots of things, but why was it necessary to eliminate the old widgets? Clearly, the new one is not the same. Anyone can look at the disk space preset and see that this thing doesn't even come close to conveying the needed information like the old one did. Maybe eventually the replacement widget will have all of the functionality of that which it replaced, but for now, it's not ready.

Is there any way to get the old widgets back? The disk space monitor is the one I use, but there are about eight of them that this new thing replaced, and it's quite possible that it didn't do them any justice either.
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I have exactly the same problem! The disk space widget was for me the most important one.
The new one isn't really unusable and on top still a little bit buggy. Sometimes it shows the overall disk percentage and there is no way to remove it. Downloading new styles isn't possible...
I switched to a third party widget. Not as good as the original one but far better than the new one.
I think the new widget should have been there as an option as long as it could not fully replace the old one.
albenson
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I got the old disk space widget back. To do that, I copied this directory/folder from 5.18.5:
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/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.diskusage

to
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~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids


That's it. The version in the user's home directory will override the one in /usr.

If you have not upgraded to 5.19 yet, you can do this before the upgrade, and the new widget will never show up. After that, you can allow it to upgrade to 5.19, and the old widget will be shown instead of the new one.

If you wanted some other widget other than the disk space monitor, you can use the same process, just subsitute the correct name in place of diskusage. If you want to go back to the new widget at some point, just delete
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org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.diskusage
from
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~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids


If you already have 5.19 installed, you can get the necessary files from a backup, another computer that is still on 5.18.5 (or earlier), or perhaps from a live session of 5.18.5,
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Where should I ask for a feature change regarding these plasmoids?
I find them incomprehensible, I used to set them as graphs and percents, but now they are overlapping and make a long vertical list of core percentages, it's not practical.
I've used them before to see if some was 100%, but now it's too difficult to track that as long as I have to stretch the plasmoid too much to get them all listed.

EDIT: Added request here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=423689.

 
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