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Re: [kde-linux] Virtualbox start icon missing

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:46 AM, Kevin Krammer <krammer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On Thursday, 2014-03-20, 17:26:49, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> Hi Kevin,
>>    Thanks for the speedy reply
>> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Kevin Krammer <krammer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Hi Mark.,
>> >
>> >
>> > In a KDE session you can easily retrieve the full list search paths for
>> > .desktop files using the following command:
>> >
>> > kde4-config --path xdgdata-apps
>> >
>> > If you son's system is missing the entry for Virtual Box then either did
>> > the .desktop file not get installed or not into one of the search
>> > locations, or if it is installed, the installation failed to trigger the
>> > update mechanism.
>> With your help I now see that my son's system has the same
>> virtualbox.desktop file that's on the other systems:
>> rocky ~ # cat /usr/share/applications/virtualbox.desktop
>> [Desktop Entry]
>> Name=Oracle xVM VirtualBox
>> Type=Application
>> Comment=Run several virtual systems on a single host computer
>> Exec=VirtualBox
>> TryExec=VirtualBox
>> Icon=virtualbox
>> Categories=System;Emulator;
>> rocky ~ #
> That looks good.
>> As a layman it's not clear to me whether the
>> "Categories=System;Emulator;" say put this in System, or put it in
>> System->Emulator but it's not anywhere I can find so it appears that
>> the install 'failed to trigger the update mechanism'.
> The Categories are basically hints, used by the menu implementations to group
> applications. I think in KDE's menu it would go into System.
> It is strange that in your case it is not added at all and unfortunately I
> don't know why. Things that go into /usr/share/applications here appear even
> automatically, i.e. without manually triggering the update.
> You could try coping the virtualbox.desktop to your son's
> $HOME/.local/share/applications/
> And the running the update program again.
> If nothing else works you could try adding the menu entry manually using
> kmenuedit.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Just to close this thread out I never did understand why the
Virtualbox menu item didn't get added during install. I used kmenuedit
and that worked great for creating a new entry.

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