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After toying around with the idea of switching to Linux for the last 3 years I finally made the plunge. Everything is going ok so far but I do have a question. I just installed VMware server on my version of PClinux using this guide.
I have it installed and working but the thing I want to know how to do is to put a shortcut to this program in my menu or on my desktop so I don't have to browse to it using the console each time I wish to run it. How can I accomplish this?
The program is located in /usr/lib/vmware/bin if that helps
Which desktop environment are you using? KDE, gnome, ..?
If you are using KDE, you can put a launcher in the taskbar: right-click on the task bar and select "add application to Panel". From there, search the application in the list or add a non-KDE application. Under Gnome it should be fairly similar.
Alternatively, in KDE, if your application can be found in the K menu, right-click the taskbar and select "add applet to panel" and select "quick launcher". If it is not found in the K menu you can add it using the KDE menu editor. To launch it, right click on any item in the K-menu and select edit item. Then do File > New Item
In KDE, any item in the K-Menu can be sent to Desktop (Right-clik on it and you'll see).
First of all thanks for the help!! I am running KDE and what you told me worked like a charm but when I use the newly created shortcut all that happens is a VMWare tab shows on the taskbar with an hourglass and then goes away. It never launchs the app. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for the help!!! This is getting me somewhere! I can no use the terminal to navigate to \home\rhm54\Desktop and type vmware and it will run the program. However when I perform an ls it does not show it and it does not show as a link on the desktop.