[Wine]Desktop Icons

Holly Bostick motub at planet.nl
Tue Oct 19 16:39:31 CDT 2004

Walt Ogburn wrote:
> Isn't it freecell.exe that's in
> /home/john/.wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell, not wine?  It would make
> more sense as
> /usr/local/bin/wine /home/john/.wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell/freecell.exe
> - Walter

Also a good point ;-) . Although the wine binary should be in the $PATH, 
so one should normally not need to use the full path to it.


>>>>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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