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hi. i have downloaded opera and installed the rpm with kpackage. i then try to create a link with opera, the opera icon is not listed in my kde menu, stange. so i clicl on destop,create new, link to application. i then choose opera icon, i then click on application. the opera download is listed in the rpm-applications-networking -opera. i don,t see it in the applications menu. so i choose all files , click ok, and the opera icon is displayed onto desktop. i click on it, it states -malformatted application. quess i need some help here. thanks ron
I am assuming this is in KDE. You can just type in the name of application when you create a shortcut icon on your desktop, as long as the app is in your $PATH. Which in this case, probably is.
So, right click, link to app, don't worry about ICON yet, click the tab for app, type 'opera' click OK.
Now there should be an ugly icon on your desktop, you can rename it to whatever you'd like, let's say 'Opera Web Browser'. Ok so now you should be able to click it. If it works now, then go back in and change the icon. Click on the current ugly icon, and select from the List of icons. IF it's not there, The drop down menu should be on applications. IF it is, click "other" and if it's not there, then browse. The icon might be somewhere in /usr/local or /usr/local/share or somewhere like that.
i am doing something wrong, have to do some reading and investigation work i quess. i suppose i can try installing opera from pre-compiled binaries in the tar.gz form. i have done this before on slack 8. thanks for the help