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Old 03-31-2007, 07:43 AM   #1
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RPM Package Installation - Missing Icon


After installing a package in /home, using RPM, how do you create an icon on the desktop to launch the program ??

I installed the SeaMonkey browser in PCLinuxOS, BUT I now have to click on the Home icon, then the Sea Monkey folder to open a window with the "Start Sea Monkey" button on it. I really need a desktop icon !!
 
Old 03-31-2007, 09:51 AM   #2
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Right click on the desktop. Select 'create new ...' , then select 'link to application'.

In the dialogue box that comes up, left-click on the generic button on the left, then find an icon for the button.

In the text box on the right, give the link a name.

Click on the Applications tab, and enter information there. In the 'command' text box, enter the path to the executable.

Save and exit, and you have a new app starter on the desktop.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 03-31-2007 at 09:52 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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You can probably also drag the "Start Sea Monkey" button from the Seamonkey folder to your desktop, and choose "link here".
 
Old 04-02-2007, 08:09 AM   #4
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bigrigdriver & tregedar,

Thanks for response.

The "Link to application" shows four tabs,

General, Permission, Application, Preview

The Application tab has four windows, the two
important ones, "Command" & "Work Path" I don't
know enough to fill out.

ADMINISTRATOR - The "ads" make this box
impossible to type in. Lettering disappears
under ad !!!
 
Old 04-02-2007, 06:30 PM   #5
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Did you try what I suggested in post #3 in this thread?
Didn't it work?

Otherwise:
In the general tab, call it Seamonkey
Ignore the permissions tab
In the Application tab: Description = Seamonkey, comment = Seamonkey, command = "/home/OldBob/SeamonkeyFolder/Start Sea Monkey"

(You need the "" because from the information you have given "Start Sea Monkey" has spaces in it. Spaces are a PITA in linux filenames, so that's why you'll see things like Start_sea_monkey or Start-sea-monkey or even StartSeaMonkey.)

Ignore everything else.
That's it. Now click on your new icon.

It is very simple: Remember, this is linux, if at first it doesn't do what you want, then play with it, and try things out
 
  


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