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Old 06-18-2004, 10:24 PM   #1
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How to create start tomcat icon on kde desktop?

Hi there,

I've just downloaded and configured Tomcat 5.0.25. I can start/stop it from a console.

But now I'm trying to create a desktop icon for it on KDE 3.2. The properties of the icon read as: '/usr/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.25/bin/'. However, for some reason Tomcat is not started up because I cannot see anything on localhost:8080. What do I have to modify to make this desktop shortcut work?

Old 06-19-2004, 12:23 AM   #2
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application icon

if i understand your questions i think you are asking to create a shortcut to an application

you can right click on your desktop and select

create new> file>link to application

point to the correction application and choose your icon

hopefully that helped.
Old 06-19-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
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Well, I know how to create a link to an application -- that's exactly what I did. I did right click > new > link to application, and then on the application tab I pointed to '/usr/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.25/bin/'. The problem is that I'm not sure that is executable this way. I know it is executable when I'm inside /usr/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.25/bin and I issue a ./ command.

Why would it not execute the icon way?


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