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Old 05-20-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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Cool Getting the installed application in the start menu

I installed a new game in my computer with Fedora Core4. This installation is from a .tar.gz file and everything, i.e. configure, make and make install went well. I could play the game by using the Alt-F2 run command. I tried to get this game's name included under the "Games" under All Applications in the Red Hat start menu but could not. I could get a link to this application on the desktop but could not get the same under the "Games" head under "All Applications" in the Red Hat start menu. Can anybody help me get this done? Thanks in advance.
Old 05-20-2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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Assuming that this is KDE, you should be able to go to Start > Settings and click "Menu Updating Tool", then click "Scan". It should find your new game, and you can put it somewhere in the menu.

You can also go into Start > Settings > Menu Editor and move the menu item around, or create a new item under Games. The actual path to the game executable goes in the box "Command". You can find the path by opening a shell and typing "whereis nameofgame" (you don't type the quotes when you do this), then hit Enter. So typing "whereis kasteroids" gives you "kasteroids: /opt/kde/bin/kasteroids". The Command is /opt/kde/bin/kasteroids.

Let me know if this works. I am on Slackware, but KDE should be the same in Fedora. Good luck.

Old 05-21-2006, 04:36 AM   #3
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Dear lotusjps46,
Forgive me for addressing you formally as I do not know whether you are a man or a woman, but what you suggested worked. But, there is a problem. This is working only in KDE and is not working in Gnome. Anyway, as most of the time I use KDE only, it is okay for now. Please try to find out if there is a way to do this in Gnome also. Thanks a lot once again and if I visit U.S. of A, I will make it a point to call on you.
Old 05-21-2006, 05:31 AM   #4
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Menu: Applications > Accessoires > Alacarte Menu Editor

If it's not installed:
# yum install alacarte


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