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Yahoo Weather - Connection Error

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Rickmc
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Yahoo Weather - Connection Error

Rickmc » March 14th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Started this morning, Wednesday March 14, 2018, Weather shows as "Connection Error - Try again in a couple of seconds".

Tried different zipcodes, same results. Tried rebooting, same results.

I am using 4.2 beta. Anyone else having this issue?

Rick
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fonpaolo
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

fonpaolo » March 14th, 2018, 8:29 pm

What skin are you using?
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balala
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

balala » March 14th, 2018, 8:32 pm

Rickmc wrote:Started this morning, Wednesday March 14, 2018, Weather shows as "Connection Error - Try again in a couple of seconds".
My weather skin is working perfectly. What weather data feed are you using? Also where are you getting that error message, in the log?

EDIT: Sorry fonpaolo, you beat me...
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

Rickmc » March 14th, 2018, 8:37 pm

This is the error from the log file:

NOTE (16:42:08.064) Win10 Widgets\Weather\Weather-ExtraLarge.ini: Refreshing skin
NOTE (16:42:08.118) Win10 Widgets\Weather\Weather-ExtraLarge.ini: Retrieving weather...
NOTE (16:42:08.232) Win10 Widgets\Weather\Weather-ExtraLarge.ini: Retrieving weather...
ERRO (16:42:08.268) Win10 Widgets\Weather\Weather-ExtraLarge.ini - [MeasureWeather]: RegExp matching error (-1)

I believe the skin is called Win10 Widgets?
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balala
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

balala » March 14th, 2018, 8:55 pm

The main problem seems to be that the skin uses a URL to get the current location (http://ipinfo.io/postal, through the [MeasureZipCode] measure). But this URL seem now unavailable. If it is unavalable, the skin can't set the URL needed by the WebParser measure which should get the weather data, because the [MeasureZipCode] measure sets dynamically this URL. I think will have to wait, to see if the above site will be restarted. If it will, probably the skin will start working as well.
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

balala » March 14th, 2018, 9:07 pm

In the meantime you can try out some other weather skins. There are tons of such skins, both on the Share Your Creations section of this forum, or on DeviantArt. Examples:
https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?p=145695#p145695
https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?p=145666#p145666
or
https://www.deviantart.com/art/Thumby-Weather-Rainmeter-156374620
https://www.deviantart.com/art/Simple-Weather-for-rainmeter-197990049
Check any of them, to see if it's working (I suppose all or at least the majority of them will).
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

Rickmc » March 15th, 2018, 12:00 am

Thank you balala!

As you predicted, the url must have been reinstated because the skin is now showing the weather again.

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Re: Weather - Connection Error

balala » March 15th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Rickmc wrote:As you predicted, the url must have been reinstated because the skin is now showing the weather again.
I'm glad in this case.
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

kef » January 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm

I am seeing this now.

Here is the error message: "(Fetch error) The server name or address could not be resolved (ErrorCode=12007) (Win10 Widgets\Weather\Weather-Small.ini - [MeasureWeather])"

What do I do?
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Re: Weather - Connection Error

balala » January 7th, 2019, 9:57 pm

kef wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Here is the error message: "(Fetch error) The server name or address could not be resolved (ErrorCode=12007) (Win10 Widgets\Weather\Weather-Small.ini - [MeasureWeather])"
First try to restart Rainmeter. I mean completely restart it (close it, clicking its icon in the Notification area and click Exit, then restart it from the Start menu). Does it work now?