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    Default Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    I've installed Anagramarama and I can get it to run if I go to the Anagramarama folder and click on the executable file "ag".

    But if I try to run it by means of a link I've created on the Desktop, there's a quick flash of a new window, then nothing. I've tried running the program in a terminal, to see if that would give me a hint, but the same thing happens.

    I imagine that the problem is with the link, but I've got no idea how to deal with it.

    Has anybody got any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    John Jones

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    Please try to run the link You have created using the terminal and see what pops up

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    Small problem there, I'm afraid. I've been a Ubuntu user since Dapper Drake, and the openSUSE terminal seems to be a bit different from what I'm used to. If I just type the name of the link (anagramarama.desktop) in the terminal, I get an error message;-

    Code:
    If 'anagramarama.desktop' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
        cnf anagramarama.desktop
    How do I run it, please?

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    First enter the directory where the link resides. When you're in that directory type "./anagramarama.desktop"

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    This is what I get after running
    Code:
    zypper up
    Code:
    linux-drf1:~ # zypper up
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    The following package updates will NOT be installed:
      DirectFB DirectFB-Mesa curl libSDL-1_2-0 libSDL_mixer-1_2-0 libcurl4 
      libmikmod libopenal1-soft libproxy1 libtheora0 openal-soft phalanx 
      python-libproxy python-numpy sgml-skel yelp
    This is quite possibly because I had to use zypper in connection with a howto regarding updategrub.

    I'm still getting the same result when I try to run the anagramarama.desktop link.

    Thanks,

    John

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    Quote Originally Posted by johannesjones View Post
    This is what I get after running
    Code:
    zypper up
    Code:
    linux-drf1:~ # zypper up
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    The following package updates will NOT be installed:
    DirectFB DirectFB-Mesa curl libSDL-1_2-0 libSDL_mixer-1_2-0 libcurl4 
    libmikmod libopenal1-soft libproxy1 libtheora0 openal-soft phalanx 
    python-libproxy python-numpy sgml-skel yelp
    This is quite possibly because I had to use zypper in connection with a howto regarding updategrub.

    I'm still getting the same result when I try to run the anagramarama.desktop link.

    Thanks,

    John
    Sorry ignore the post about the zypper up I thought this was a different thread. The zypper up is totally irrelevant to your problem.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    Ah right. I'd forgotten about ./ In my own defence, I should point out that I'm a computer user, not a programmer, and by and large, I prefer to use the GUI rather than the terminal where possible. I don't have any objection to using the terminal, it just seems to me to be very difficult to understand.

    Anyway, back to Anagramarama. Running it as root gave me;-

    Code:
    ./anagramarama.desktop
    *** nss-shared-helper: Shared database disabled (set NSS_USE_SHARED_DB to enable).
    I don't understand this.

    Running it as non-root opened Gedit with the following in it;-

    PHP Code:
    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Type
    =Application
    Terminal
    =false
    Icon
    [en_GB]=gnome-panel-launcher
    Name
    [en_GB]=anagramarama
    Exec
    =/home/john/anagramarama/anagramarama/ag
    Name
    =anagramarama
    Icon
    =gnome-panel-launcher 
    I still haven't got a scooby what's going on.

    Cheers,

    John

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    Does the launcher have got execute rights ?

    Code:
    ls -l
    to find out. Also compare the launcher with others that are working and I think it should become clear what is wrong. Don't try to run it as root because it's not required.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    Here's what I got after running
    Code:
    ls -l
    on the Desktop;-

    Code:
    john@linux-drf1:~/Desktop> ls -l
    total 12
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 232 Jun  3 11:22 anagramarama.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 195 May 31 15:47 Kyodai Mahjongg.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 312 May 31 15:40 Play Solitaire III.desktop
    I can't see any difference between the three lots of permissions. I'm still lost.

    Cheers,

    John

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    Default Re: Problem creating a Desktop link to Anagramarama in openSUSE 11

    Quote Originally Posted by johannesjones View Post
    Here's what I got after running
    Code:
    ls -l
    on the Desktop;-

    Code:
    john@linux-drf1:~/Desktop> ls -l
    total 12
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 232 Jun 3 11:22 anagramarama.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 195 May 31 15:47 Kyodai Mahjongg.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 john users 312 May 31 15:40 Play Solitaire III.desktop
    I can't see any difference between the three lots of permissions. I'm still lost.

    Cheers,

    John
    Yep the access rights look good. So what's inside Kyodai Mahjongg.desktop ?
    What's the content of the file if You open it with Gedit ?

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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