Enlightenment and .desktop file (with autostarting)

George Brooke solar.george at googlemail.com
Wed May 6 20:20:07 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 06 May 2009 19:04:58 Laszlo KREKACS wrote:
> Hi!
> I hope my questions are mainly rtfm ones, so someone can provide me
> the right links;)
> Short story:
> I installed om2009, and after I installed paroli from git.
> I could launch the new paroli (latest git) from command line.
> So I thought a little modification in /usr/share/paroli.desktop would be
> enough.
> I changed in the desktop file the Exec and TryExec line, but when I clicked
> on the Desktop button, nothing happened (didnt launch paroli).
> I even restarted the phone hoping it will magically load. But it
> loaded instead the
> old paroli application! even when no .desktop file existed for it.
> So I suspect there are definietly some caching mechanism inside E, and this
> is the reason why paroli failed to launch.
> Because when I changed every name in the .desktop file:
> Name, GenericName, Comment
> The icon magically begun to work. But when I start the phone the *old*
> paroli gets loaded. (I need to close it, and start the new one via the
> desktop button)
> So my question are:
> 1. Where are the autolaunching application defined (paroli starts
> automagically) 2. How can I force E to reload the .desktop file and execute
> it and not the old (cached) one.
> 3. How can I make sure the E autolaunch the right application?
> Any idea, documentation, comments are appreciated!
> Im playing since hours with this problem.
> Best regards,
>  Laszlo
Have a look in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/ as there maybe a start script for paroli 
in there (just a guess as i know thats where zhone starts from)
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