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Old 10-17-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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Removing icon in Development Menu Linux Mint

I started using linux Mint yesterday and I'm having some problems. I installed 3 softwares: MatLAB R2018a, CLion, Intelli JIDEA. My doubts are:

1) I created an icon for MatLAB in the development menu, however, whenever I start the software there it does not open, only shows the initial screen of MatLAB and the software terminates spontaneously. Using the sudo command / usr / local / MATLAB / R2018a / bin / matlab the program runs correctly. Is there any way to remove the icon I created from the development menu and create another one that works in place?

2) Another problem I had was with the installation of CLion and Intelli JIDEA softwares. I installed both softwares through the .sh files of each. My problem is that the softwares did not appear in the menu and I can not find the directory where they were installed. Is there any command I can use on the terminal to check if the sfotwares have been installed correctly?
Old 10-17-2018, 08:43 AM   #2
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how did you create an icon and caused it to be used in the first place? do you think you can repeat the process, only this time making it work?

what does an icon have to do with whither or not a program runs properly?

why do you need to use sudo to fire up an >application< , have you tired the same thing without sudo?

how is this icon being used to do this?

for installing manually and setting up for the programs to show up in a menu system you still need to create a desktop file for for them located in /usr/share/applications.
what I do some times is open one already created, one that is close to what I installed, that being for example popcorn time, I opened up qbittorrent, saved it as popcorntime.desktop then modded it to reflect where that one is, so the category and mime is already set, and save me some typing. This also might be why your first program is not running, as I do not see why a programming IDE or whatever needs to be ran with root permissions in a user login.
[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=Integrated Development Environment
Comment=A fast and lightweight IDE using GTK+
Exec=geany %F
geany for example it is located in development section in menus.

programs are default installed where? /usr/bin , or /usr/local/bin

whereis < program name >

after installing something using locate, first sudo updatedb, then locate < program name >

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