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Old 07-06-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
Dims
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GNOME launcher icon does not work


Some icons, created by installer of a program, do not work. When I double-click them, the message appears:

There was an error launching the application.
Details: failed to change to directory '' (No such file or directory)

The "command" from the launcher properties is valid and works when issued from terminal window.

The content of bad launcher is follows:

Code:
root@kestrel ~/Desktop> cat Terracotta-Welcome-1246642220121.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Terracotta Welcome
Categories=Terracotta;Development;
Comment=Start the Terracotta Welcome application
Comment[en]=Start the Terracotta Welcome application
Exec=/usr/local/terracotta/terracotta-3.0.1/welcome.sh
GenericName=
GenericName[en]=
Icon=/usr/local/terracotta/terracotta-3.0.1/icons/logo_small.png
MimeType=;
Name[en]=Terracotta Welcome
Path=
ServiceTypes=
SwallowExec=
SwallowTitle=
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
URL=
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
X-KDE-Username=root
GenericName[en_US]=
 
Old 07-06-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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Hello Dims

You could try right clicking on the desktop and choosing "Create Launcher" then populate the fields in the dialog with values from Terracotta-Welcome-1246642220121.desktop. If that launcher works you could then progressively add lines from Terracotta-Welcome-1246642220121.desktop until you break it, thus identifying the problem line(s).

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