Start Confirmations

Paul Lemmons paul at
Thu Jul 23 16:24:49 UTC 2009

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Subject: Re:Start Confirmations
From: Derek Broughton <derek at>
To: kubuntu-users at
Date: 07/22/2009 04:55 PM
>> And for the record, the issue was not the execute bit, it was the fact
>> that the .desktop files were not in a "standard" directory. They were
>> shortcuts to the rdesktop command; a base system program.
> No, that doesn't seem right either - I have created .desktop files that 
> didn't prompt me to run.
Excerpt from the development thread at:


When launching a .desktop file (which I'll refer to as a service), if any of the following conditions are true, the launch is permitted:

1. The service is executable by the user
2. The service is owned by root (to handle the common case of system-installed files)
3. The service is contained in a standard service directory.  Right now this means "xdgdata-apps" in addition to standard KDE service locations.

I got bit by number 3

Sometimes I wonder.  Were our faith able to stand upright and look around, would it be looking down at the mustard seed or standing in awe of the height and breadth of it.

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