[PC-BSD Testing] 9.0 b2, KDE (flash), GNOME (shortcuts)

Serghey Suvorov serghey.suvorov at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 11:14:15 PDT 2011

Hi Ken,

1) I installed Firefox, Kile, wxMaxima, OpenOffice-RU and 5th else (forgot).

2) At my experiments the icons were restored, but without miniatures, and
with the same messages you wrote.
There were not insuperable difficulties: I wanted to see KDE quickly.

3) However that is not the enquiry. Now PCBSD have the unique possibility
to win the usual users: Linux isn't going well (and will not); Windows is
 high-value item; PCBSD is nice for all I showed.
Do you see any housewife which can execute your instructions?

Best regards

On 14 September 2011 20:10, Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>  -snip-
>    >
>> > 2) GNOME.
>> >
>> > I installed many PBIs with success, then deleted some shortcuts from
>> > desktop in order to use GNOME-menu. Alas, they were absent in menu :(
>> > After moving from trash to desktop, the shortcuts had not been restored
>> > up to operable state.
>> >
>> >
>> > Best regards
>> > Serghey
> As to this error, I just installed the GNOME desktop to test it. I found
> that installing PBI's via the AppCafe worked flawlessly, with both desktop
> icon and menu icon in the appropriate place and functional. What PBI did you
> install that did not have a menu icon, but did have a desktop icon? I ask
> this because some programs do not have either Menu or Desktop icons, but if
> there is a desktop icon there should be a corresponding menu entry as well.
> If there is one but not the other, let me know and I can fix that for the
> PBI.
> Trashing desktop icons:
> I found that GNOME was unable to restore the desktop icon after trashing
> with the error: "Could not determine original location of '(desktop entry)'
> ".
> However, by dragging the icon from the trash back to the desktop and
> running it, I was given the warning that is was an untrusted application and
> choices to launch anyway, Mark as trusted, or cancel. By launching anyway,
> the program started without a problem. Marking it as trusted simply returned
> the icon to its original look on the desktop, and it started normally when
> running it after that.
> Instead of dragging the desktop icon from the trash back to the desktop, I
> also tried re-installing the desktop icon by right clicking on the
> application in the AppCafe and selecting "Install Desktop Icons". This
> replaced the icon on the desktop without a problem and the icon worked just
> fine as well.
> So in other words, I was unable to duplicate your error with the GNOME
> desktop and the desktop icons/menu entries. If you have some additional
> information to try and nail down when this error happened, I will try to
> reproduce/fix it here.
> Thanks for the report!
> --
> ~~ Ken Moore ~~
> PC-BSD/iXsystems
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