How to Install Google Gadget in Ubuntu 

Found the easiest way to get Google Gadget installed in Ubuntu from Ubuntu Unleashed. Thought I’d take a note of it:

To install, add the below repos in the apt source list first:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/googlegadgets/ubuntu hardy main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/googlegadgets/ubuntu hardy main

Save the file then do "sudo apt-get update". Finally, enter the following command to install:

sudo apt-get install google-gadgets

To start after it's installed:

Press "Alt+F2" then type in "ggl-gtk"

To autostart upon startup:

System –> Preferences –> Sessions
Then click Add and input the fields like this:
Name:Google Gadgets
Command Line:sleep 10 ; ggl-gtk


Click ok and then make sure it’s check marked to startup

[via Ubuntu-Unleashed]