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Gee, I feel pretty embarased asking this questions. Nevertheless I have trouble creating a simple shortcut that I can put on my desktop. I am using Red Hat 7.3 and ...
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    How to create shortcuts???


    Gee,

    I feel pretty embarased asking this questions. Nevertheless I have trouble creating a simple shortcut that I can put on my desktop.

    I am using Red Hat 7.3 and KDE, I have Quake 3 installed in /usr/local/games/quake3/quake3

    the only way I can make the game run is if I actually cd to that directory and type

    ./quake3

    I made a shortcut through the menus of KDE, but when I clik on on nothing happens, Quake 3 opens up in the taskbar and idles forever...

    Thanks!

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    Right click screen, create new link to application
    On the execute tab you enter the path to the application.
    Make sure that you have set execute permissions on the permissions tab

    hth

    guy
    I am on a journey to mastering Linux and I got a bloody long way to go!!!

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    I don't think it was a problem witht he link, I think it is Quake 3 that doesn't work properly when you make a link to it. I tried just using regular ln <target> LinkName command and it doesn't want to start the game either. I mean it starts the game, but the game reports errors, that some files were not found.

    Thank you.

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    missing pk3 or .cfg files by any chance?

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    You are damn right, it says .cfg is missing

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