[Wine]Desktop Icons

John Wildberger wildberger at cogeco.ca
Tue Oct 19 14:31:55 CDT 2004

On Tuesday 19 October 2004 11:48 am, Milan Knizek wrote:
> John Wildberger wrote:
> | I have the program 'freecell' in the directory:
> |
> | [john]: 09:28 AM  [~/.wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell]
> | $ wine freecell     will start the program.
> | What do I have to do to create an Icon on the desktop that will start the
> | program?
> consult your window manager (KDE, Gnome, ...) how to create a desktop
> icon and use the command "wine freecell" to be run.
> In KDE, you can right click on the desktop and select Create New/ File/
> Link to application.
This works fine for any normal application, but chokes on 'wine freecell'
To be sure, these were the steps I followed:
Right click on desktop.
Create New/ File  -> Link to application
Properties for Program.Desktop >Application
Description: Freecell
Command:/home/john/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell/wine freecell.exe _> OK
Icon is now created on desktop:Link to Applocation.
Click on Icon.
Error Message:
KDEInit could not launch
 '/home/john/.wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell/wine freecell.exe'

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