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Old 05-31-2006, 05:46 AM   #1
lantian2004
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Having problems launching a script from the desktop in DSL


I had posted in a DSL specific area but didn't get much feedback. Anyways, here is my issue, I have 3 scripts that I need to execute and I need them to be desktop icons. So, I created a lnk and made the command: aterm -T "label" -e '/path/to/myscript.sh'

When I click on the link the window pops open then closes. if I open aterm (or xterm for that matter) and issue the same command it opens another terminal window and runs fine.

I went further and ran the command from Emelfm, and right away a window opens and then closes, and it shows a "end-of-output" message, but no error codes like when I mess with the script. I have already set my working directory in the script, so I have no idea what to do now, been at this for 2 days now with no luck.


Anyways, I have to have a term window open for each app as they simulate financial transaction servers and show heartbeats and acknowledgements, so running in the background is not an option and I don't want them to start at boot.

So, anyone have any idea of how to get these to run from the desktop so I can get some sleep

--Added. I made a simple script that would just ping google, and I have the exact same problem.

Last edited by lantian2004; 05-31-2006 at 07:04 AM.
 
Old 06-01-2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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when configuring the link, you may try to look for a checkbox saying something like "open in a terminal". If I understood your script description correctly, I'd say that you'll find yourself with 2 terminals, but that's just a guess.

You can also try using this command :
# chmod +x <name of script>
This way it worked for me

Last edited by serafean; 06-04-2006 at 02:11 PM.
 
  


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