FC19 (from FC17) + KDE: changing launcher icon: can't write
When I went from FC17 to FC19 (both under KDE), my desktop
launchers lost their icon (which had been replaced
by a question mark). When I attempt to right-click on
a launcher, select "properties", click on the icon,
select the icon and select "OK" I get a popup window
telling me that I don't have sufficient access to write
the "<launcher name>.desktop" file. I checked the files
permissions - they're OK, I can open the file with a text editor
and write it, if only I knew what to write.
Currently, the contents of the launcher of a "konsole"
named "Terminal 150x50.desktop" are:
is what I selected, that is: this file got updated when I selected
the icon of "utilities-terminal". So why the popup window and why
the launcher icon is still a question mark?
TIA for ideas,
i take it this was a in place "upgrade" from 17 to 19
using ? what ?
the fedora 19 DVD ?
or what ?
skipping a version has NEVER been supported in fedora
a in place upgrade skipping a version is not supported
it might ? mostly work mostly well ? but .......
recreate all of your launcher icons and pray that that is the only thing wrong
-- that will not be the only thing busted
a new install has always been recommended for skipping a version .
the "launchers" on the desktop ARE links to /use/share/Applications/???.desktop
you must be root to edit them
with a upgrade the meta data is for the OLD os and not 19
so delete all the desktop launchers from fedora 17
and replace them with the 19 versions
-- recreate all of the desktop launchers
Hi John VV,
thanks for the reply.
I used "fedup" to go from FC17 to FC19.
If it isn't supported, why the "fedup" allows
such thing at all instead of forsing only
a single version increase each time?
What is the indication that the "*.desktop" files are links?
In "ls" output they don't look like logical links:
Wait, now using your mentioning of the directory
I found a way to fix the icon (at least for now,
at least for "nedit" lauchers):
after doing "ls" in that directory and finding,
I changed the "Icon" key value to "nedit"
and the icon has changed.
Thanks (yes, I remember that troubles are waiting
but currently I have more urgent things than PC),
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