Link creation not working _properly_ under 2.6 kernel?

Lei Zhang thestig at
Thu Mar 15 11:06:44 CDT 2007

On 3/15/07, Tom Spear <speeddymon at> wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Tom Spear <speeddymon at> wrote:
> > Hi all, I just got Slackware 11, and have a couple issues with link
> creation.  I cant say that this worked with 10.2 either though, as I havent
> had a Linux machine in about a year, since the motherboard died on my last
> one..
> >
> > The first issue is that regardless of which kernel I use, the Desktop link
> doesn't have the WinRAR icon, just the default blank paper KDE icon, and the
> menu entries have no icons at all.
> >
> > Second, with 2.4 the icon is created and put on my desktop, but with 2.6
> it is created and put where I have Drive C pointed to in winecfg.
> >
> > Third, with 2.4 the menu entries are put in the menu under the wine
> folder, but with 2.6 they are put under the installdir of the app.
> >
> > I am using 0.9.32, as I cannot download the git version due to the
> corporate firewall, and transparent web proxy..
> >
> > If needed I can create a bug for this issue, and as soon as I get a free
> minute I will reinstall and get the debug messages.
> >
> Update: seems that the relocation of the icon to the desktop is working, I
> just needed to use winecfg to point to the location of the Desktop, however
> after removing WinRAR, and the WinRAR shortcut directory from the root of
> the "C Drive" and reinstalling, the menu entries folder is still located in
> /d/Program\ Files/WinRAR
> Tom

I'm using Slackware 11 here and Winrar put the desktop icon in the
correct location, that is, ~/Desktop. It sounds like you had some
configuration problems? Can you start with a fresh .wine directory and
try again?

If you are confident this is not due to a configuration issue, please
file a bug. Also, this discussion is probably more appropriate for the
wine-users mailing list.

- Lei

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