openSUSE icon on the desktop no more working


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? :\

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

Yes… but what???
I have strictly followed update istructions…:frowning:

What exactly do you need it for anyway. I always delete it in kde.

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.

Thank you gogalthorp,

I have changed the previous command

ggreeter /usr/lib/ggreeter/greeter.exe

with your command

SUSEgreeter -caption "%c" %i %m

but now I receive a different error:

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?

where is located the SUSEgreeter command?

kalle@hoppers:~> which 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, and the like. I suppose you mean ‘KHelpcenter’.


this is the results I have obtained by executing the command that you wrote:

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!