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    Question openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    Hello,

    I've updated to opensSUSE 11.2, but only now I've discovered that by clicking on the openSUSE-icon (the one with the green chameleon placed on desktop's corner) I receive an error:



    Which is the reason?
    Somebody knows the answer?

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    Default Re: openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    Since you updated rather then make a clean install you must have missed something.

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    Default Re: openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    Yes... but what???
    I have strictly followed update istructions...

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    Default Re: openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    What exactly do you need it for anyway. I always delete it in kde.
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    Default Re: openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    Updates leave things behind from previous version which can be a problem. I suspect that this icon is from the old install and since it existed the new one did not install but the program/script it pointed to was removed.And the new one is not in the place/name/type of he old so the icon shortcut points to nothing.

    I bet if you created a new user the icon would appear for that user and work.

    If you really need it to work. (Don't know why)
    Right click -Properties -Application change command to

    SUSEgreeter -caption "%c" %i %m

    That should work.

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    Default Re: openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    Thank you gogalthorp,

    I have changed the previous command
    Code:
    ggreeter /usr/lib/ggreeter/greeter.exe
    with your command
    Code:
    SUSEgreeter -caption "%c" %i %m
    but now I receive a different error:
    Code:
    Details: Failed to execute child process "SUSEgreeter" (No such file or directory
    where is located the SUSEgreeter command?
    I'll be honest with you: I don't remember for what that icon is for. I just saw it on the desktop and I clicked for the first time yesterday, I've not used my linux system for months 'cause personal troubles.
    So I was thinking that icon is the link to the help system, I remember right?

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    Default Re: openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    where is located the SUSEgreeter command?
    Code:
    kalle@hoppers:~> which SUSEgreeter
    /usr/bin/SUSEgreeter
    So I was thinking that icon is the link to the help system, I remember right?
    Not quite, it just provides a short introduction and some links to Wikis, forums, software.opensuse.org and the like. I suppose you mean 'KHelpcenter'.

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    Default Re: openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working

    Hello,

    this is the results I have obtained by executing the command that you wrote:
    Code:
    giulio@giulix:~> which SUSEgreeter
    which: no SUSEgreeter in (/home/giulio/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib/jvm/jre/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin)
    same result even if I switch to super user...

    Anyway, If the icon provides only a generic introduction to openSuse I think that I will simply delete it.

    Thanks in any case!

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