'link to application' bombs
I am running KDE.
After creating an icon to 'link to application', the link bombs. A new item opens in the bar at the bottom of my screen, and an hourglass spins like it's trying to open the application, but after about 30 seconds, it just goes away.
When I first did exactly the same thing for another user, the application *did* open.
I suspected a problem with permissions, but all relavent directories and files in /bin have 'root' for owner and group.