Xfce Not Loading .desktop File

Mark Kane mark at mkproductions.org
Tue Oct 25 21:52:36 CEST 2005

Andrew Conkling wrote:
> On 10/25/05, Mark Kane <mark at mkproductions.org> wrote:
>>Hi everyone. I am setting up Xfce on another machine and I'm having a
>>bit of trouble. For the most part, new applications that I install
>>through the FreeBSD ports system create the .desktop files in the proper
>>location. A few have not, so I created them manually in the right
>>location (/usr/X11R6/share/applications/) and they all worked but one.
>>OpenOffice is a different story though. So far, I have been through
>>about 15-20 different restarts of Xfce and maybe 5 reboots of the
>>machine hoping that it would refresh and load the .desktop file to put
>>the entries on the menu under "Office". As of yet, there are no entries
>>or even an "Office" category on the Xfce menu.
> Maybe you've already done this, but rather than creating your own, did
> you try simply copying the ones that OOo installs to your applications
> dir?
> Hope this helps,
> Andrew

Thanks for the response.

OOo did not install them in the proper place so yes, I did copy them to 

athlon1800# ls -l  /usr/X11R6/share/applications/
[edited to include only OOo]
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  6487 Oct 20 20:10 base.desktop
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  5791 Oct 20 20:10 calc.desktop
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  4781 Oct 20 20:10 draw.desktop
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  5921 Oct 20 20:10 impress.desktop
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  4474 Oct 20 20:10 math.desktop
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   207 Oct 20 20:05 openoffice.desktop
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  6625 Oct 20 20:10 writer.desktop

An example of one of the files I copied over and the one that I created 
myself is in my original message.



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