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Old 03-12-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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Problem with adding launchers to gnome menu in FC3

Hi there,

I installed FC1 on my dual boot system once before but never really did very much with it. I have just recently installed Fedora Core 3. I have been tinkering around and so far installed the JVM and replaced the symbolic links to it and I just downloaded and extracted Eclipse. I wanted to add it to the launchers on my menu bar. However when I right click on a section in the menu bar the Remove Item and Add Item options are greyed out. So i tried logging in as root but still got the same problem. I then thought I would try doing it manually but could only locate the menu files in /etc/xdg/menus and couldn't actually find the files that list the launchers in each of the sub menus.

So I was wondering how I can get around this problem or what I am doing wrong?

Also I have a couple of extra questions that would be great if anyone could answer:

I can't seem to find a launcher in the gui that can elevate me to root level, so far I have only been able to do this through the terminal. Am I missing anything?

Also I put a symbolic link to the Eclipse shell script in my bin folder but when I run it it says it requires Startup.jar to be in the same folder. I was wondering if there is any way to create a shell script that loads Startup.jar into a variable and then loads it that way rather than having to create another symbolic link in bin? I have tried loading the Eclipse shell script in Emacs and it's unreadable.

Thanks for any help.

Old 03-13-2005, 08:04 AM   #2
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Considering your last question, have you tried editing /etc/bash.bashrc or, /home/user/.bashrc
and adding an alias?
alias Startup.jar="anything you want, from variabel to path?"

I'm quite newbie might have forgoten of alias


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