LXDE and Alacarte menu editor not working in 12.1

Hi all,

I’m using the LXDE desktop in stalled in the 64 bit version of Opensuse 12.1. I am a novice Linux user. I’ve installed Lubuntu 11.10 and have been able to successfully use Alacarte to edit my menu there. However when I try the same thing in OpenSuse 12.1 with the LXDE desktop, I get the following errors in my terminal window.

spcwh2@linux-tbyf:~> alacarte
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Alacarte/MainWindow.py”, line 298, in on_new_menu_button_clicked
process = subprocess.Popen([self.desktop_item_editor, file_path], env=os.environ)
File “/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py”, line 679, in init
errread, errwrite)
File “/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py”, line 1228, in _execute_child
raise child_exception
AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘rfind’

Is this due to a different menu structure in OpenSuse ?

I was assuming that since it works in Lubuntu that it would work in OpenSuse

Any assistance would be appreciated.

   thanks Chuck H.