I am running arch-linux with KDE and the plasma desktop. I downloaded the minitube application to stream youtube videos outside of the browser. When I started the application it would not work as expected and reported back:
Error downloading https://www.****** server reply:forbidden.
A search online told me that I need a youtube API key to get it to access youtube and work. This can either be set at compile time or in an environmental variable. When installed as a pre-compiled application using the package manager, it sets a file at
/etc/profile.d/minitube.sh where the variable may be set.
The api-key may be obtained here as shown at the beginning of this youtube video or described here. Make sure to enable the API key (you may have to create a project to get to this stage) and then create a browser-key, not a server key! Note this key and set it in the minitube.sh file.
Unlike mentioned in some posts, the preset variable name is correct and should be kept at GOOGLE_API_KEY and not changed to APP_GOOGLE_API_KEY. Now you can set the environmental variable by sourcing the file with
source /etc/profile.d/minitube.sh or by logging out and back in.
Now, I moved the minitube.sh file from the system wide profile in
/etc/profile.d/ into the user profile space at
~/.profile/minitube.sh and that may be the reason for the following problem. In any case, the application only found the GOOGLE_API_KEY variable when started from the terminal. The KDE/Plasma session didn’t have the variable set. I thus set a symbolic link
~/.kde4/env/minitube.sh -> ~/.profile/minitube.sh which solved that problem. Now it works when called as any other application form the desktop.
Is it my mobile or somebody else too has the
issues with viewing the website in internet explorer?
No, I think it was the header image. It used to be massive. Sorry 🙂