Answered Add custom launcher...

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  1. slowjogg

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    I'm a complete noob to elementary (though not to Linux) and would like to create a launcher for the XAMPP managing app. The .run file is located in /opt/lampp and can be started via terminal by typing

    sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run

    I'd rather like to start the manager app from the applications menu and therefore added a XAMPP.desktop file to /usr/share/applications. Content is:

    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Terminal=true
    Icon=/opt/lampp/XAMPP.png
    Name=XAMPP
    Exec=gksudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run
    Comment=Start XAMPP Control Panel
    Name=XAMPP
    Comment=Start XAMPP Control Panel

    The tutorial at https://elementaryforums.com/index.php?threads/create-a-xampp-launcher-on-the-desktop.1265/ didn't work for me. Although there is a XAMPP link in the applications menu I can only 'add to dock' in the context menu and clicking the link makes absolutely nothing happen.

    Best regards,
    slow

     
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    Post #5 by slowjogg, Jan 29, 2017
  3. Artificial Intelligence

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    Try run the XAMPP.desktop from the terminal to see whaat's happening.
     
  4. slowjogg

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    sudo sh /usr/share/applications/xampp.desktop

    ...makes the XAMPP manager start/launch


    but executing the command as ordinary user does not work though access rights are granted (owner, group members and others are allowed to read, write and execute xampp.desktop).
     
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  5. Artificial Intelligence

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    Strange...
    Try make the launcher with a menu editor instead:
    Code (Text):
    sudo apt-get install menulibre
    and see if it get a better result
     
  6. slowjogg

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    @Artificial Intelligence:
    Thanks for your efforts but that does not work either.
    On other forums I found that issues like this one can be related to the terminal. So I installed xterm - and that did it!
     

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