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Old 12-17-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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Running a command from a launcher (on gnome desktop)


I want to right click the desktop and click "Create Launcher..."

And put the command "/usr/src/ventriloctrl-0.3/" in it so it executes that as from a terminal.

Clicking "run in terminal" and simply entering the above line just makes a terminal flash for a second and go away

Oh and I also want the command to be run as root :X (of course I will enter my password manually!)

Last edited by Virtuality; 12-17-2007 at 08:39 AM.
Old 12-17-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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In the command settings in the "Create a Launcher" menu, add an extra parameter to set the output of the command to go to a file ( like add ">> ~/.error.txt" to the end of the command), or you can add a "&" to the end of the command to make the terminal stay open.

Either way, I suspect that the error has to do with you not being root, if this is the case, add sudo to the beginning of the command. If this is not the case, then post the output of the command on here!

Hope this helps =)


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