Am Sonntag, 18. Mai 2003 23:46 schrieb Kay Zumbusch:
I'm using KDE 3.0 on my SuSE 8.1 system. I just installed a development IDE
and some other software on it and tried to show links to these apps in my
KDE menus. The new entries are shown in the KDE menu editor (as root user)
but they do not appear in the menus. My KDE menu editor shows a lot more
entries then the menu shows. Are the links shown in the menu and in the
menu editor stored in different locations? I already tried to copy the
created links (I found them in /root/.kde/share/applnk) to
/opt/kde3/share/applnk and restarted KDE. But nothing helped a bit.
What do I have to do to make my new entries visible in the menu? Where is
the menu layout stored on the hard disk?
Can anyone please help me? I hate to continue starting my programs via a
shell or via the "execute" menu item. And I don't want to have lots of
icons on my desktop.
The system wide menu layout is stored in /opt/kde3/share/applnk
The user-wide menus are stored in $home/.kde/share/applnk
If you found the created links in /root/.kde/share/applnk then you were logged
into KDE as root.
Don't do this. This is not necessary in any way and is _VERY DANGEROUS_.
Because of that, KDE will disable rather many features to make this a little
bit safer (but far far away from save in any way). I don't know, but it's
rather possible that your problem results from that.
So you have to do the following:
1. Create a normal unpriviledged user to log into your KDE
2. Try to create the menu entries again and see if it workes now.
If the second point is not working, then write again and we will investigate
If all failes, then create icons on your desktop to start the programs. (right
click your desktop, "create new" -> "application link")