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Re: I'd like to get rid of pulseaudio but ...



On 5/29/2009 12:23 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Fri, 29 May 2009 11:03:44 -0400
> Gene Heskett wrote:
> 
>> And since kde4, we no longer have the 
>> name of the executable listed in the menu's, there seems to be no way to try 
>> such stuff from a cli to see what error falls out when it doesn't run.
> 
> One bit of arcana worth knowing for just this situation is that all the
> menu items correspond to .desktop files in the /usr/share/applications/
> directory. A grep -r in there will often dig up useful info, then once
> you find the .desktop file, the "Exec" line in it gives the actual command
> that is executed by the menu item.
> 
> No doubt it should be easier to discover this stuff, but I find digging
> through the applications directory is often the best way to discover
> info I need :-).


The menu editor will also show what application is called by what menu
selection. Along with any CLI switches if there are any.


-- 


  David


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