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Old 08-05-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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If this should be in a different formum please forgive me. I have installed mc and it works great form terminal or from cli however, I have created a link on my desktop which points to /usr/bin/mc but when I double-click on the icon nothing happens, I have checked the box that says this link is executable. Does anyone know if this tool will run on the desktop?
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create launcher => type => application in terminal

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Old 08-05-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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You either need to check a box to run it on a terminal, or use this command instead:

xterm -e mc
Or whatever terminal emulator you use instead of xterm.
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using the xterm -e /usr/bin/mc as the command did the trick...thanks!
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selecting the option application in Terminal also worked - thanks so much!


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