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Re: Problem updating to Buster - gparted effectively MIA




On Sun, 07 Oct 2018 21:12:39 +0200
Linux-Fan <Ma_Sys.ma@xxxxxx> wrote:

> mick crane writes:
> 
> > On 2018-10-07 19:23, Brian wrote:  
> >> On Sun 07 Oct 2018 at 15:33:09 +0100, Brian wrote:
> >>  
> >>> On Sun 07 Oct 2018 at 08:14:05 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:  
> >  
> >>> Does gparted run from a terminal?  
> >>
> >> It does?
> >>
> >> A missing menu entry is hardly a show-stopper.  
> >
> > I never made a menu entry, it looks a bit complicated.
> > The desktop is handy for accessing the software but sometimes it
> > is difficult to start a program say over ssh if you don't know the
> > precise name. A list of the real names of what is on the desktop
> > would be handy. for example I didn't know the file browser thing
> > was called thunar until noticing it somewhere.
> >
> >
> > mick  
> 
> Hello,
> 
> there are multiple ways of finding out the program's "real" names,
> but here are some ideas:
> 
>  * Use `xprop` and click on a program's window.
>    For instance, if I click on a terminal window, I get (among other
>    things) this output from `xprop`:
> 
> 	$ xprop
> 	[...]
> 	_NET_WM_PID(CARDINAL) = 20886
> 	[...]
> 	WM_COMMAND(STRING) = { "/usr/bin/urxvt", "+sb", "+bc", [...]
> 	[...]
> 
>    Thus I know the command is `urxvt` and some parameters (one can
> also try and see what happens without the parameters to check if they
> are really needed).
> 
>  * Use Help > About menu entries, they at least often have the
> program's name (which need not be equal to the command but often is).
>    For the `thunar` command, you get ``Thunar 1.6.11'' under Help >
> About.
> 
>  * Locate the .desktop files of your application (might work for
> desktop icons in some Desktop Environments). They sometimes have an
> `Exec=` line which identifies the command used to start the
> application.
>

Also check if you have 'Main Menu' in the Settings submenu of the main
desktop menu. If you don't, it's provided by the alacarte package,
which has some Gnome dependencies but makes messing about with menus
much easier. I've never thought it reasonable to expect a graphical
desktop user to muck about finding and editing XML dotfiles to make
simple menu changes.

-- 
Joe