How do I put an icon for vlc media on my basic desktop?

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    Guest Guest

    Hi
    I am new to linux but have switched on advanced mode and have downloaded and installed vlc media player. I can find it in my advanced desktop but wondered if there was any way of putting an icon onto my basic desktop? If anyone can help please keep it simple! :shock:
     
    Guest, Jul 18, 2008
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    I have not yet installed VLC yet what package version did you use?

    As for adding it to the desktop, location its installed location, probably be in /usr/share/applications/
    Then open /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml and add the appropriate line, probably something similar to below

    <app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop</app>

    This should then appear in the appropriate section, then you can drag and drop it into the appropriate order.
    BTW you will have to reboot before it appears.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Guest, Jul 18, 2008
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    Thanks will give it a go.


    I used the fedora 8 package. I think I googled vlc for Fedora 8 download and went to this site:

    www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html

    and followed the instructions under Fedora 8
     
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    I've found the desktop xml file I need to edit and I've found the usr/share/applications file for vlc but can't seem to find the appropriate app sequence.... if anybody has any ideas or knows the sequence it would be much appreciated. :)
     
    Guest, Jul 18, 2008
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    Should be straight forward.
    If no one has done it, I will install it when I get home and let you know, unless I can get on a network here later.
     
    Guest, Jul 18, 2008
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    Thanks. I'm having trouble opening the /usr/share/applications folder as it keeps telling me that nautilus file manager is not running!
     
    Guest, Jul 18, 2008
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    OK I have added this to my fun section.

    <app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop</app>

    Then drag and drop where appropriate.
     
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    i cant even access home. it doesnt let me. how do i get to that file?
     
    skateasian, Jul 18, 2008
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    Go to the file manager, then where it says "My Disk:///" just paste in /home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml
     
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    I don't know how you got your version of VLC, but I got mine from the linva repository. so xml needed to say "linva-vlc.desktop". Also the command somehow got garbled when I downloaded it, so I had to edit the desktop config file in root to remove the " &U" that got added to the end of the VLC command, or else clicking the icon would launch vlc but give me an error. Hope some of this helps.
     
    shinratdr, Jul 19, 2008
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    Thank you so much ...it worked!!!!!! :D
     
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    Worked for me too! Now if someone could just help me with installing Pidgin, putting that on the desktop, and installing Firefox 3 and doing the same.
     
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    doesn't work, it gives me that red circle with the white horizontal line, the no can do sign. i have used linux a little bit before (very little bit) i can find usr under the list after i type home but no matter what i just cant get in.
     
    skateasian, Jul 19, 2008
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    You need to erase the MyDisk/// and start with the /home ... and the rest of the sequence.
     
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    i rebooted and then i was able to access it, i think there was something wrong with my permissions or something. thanks! it worked
     
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    Hi,

    thx for the tip.. 'works great.

    'try to do that for the trash can to be onto my basic desktop.. but where the **** is this trash can ?? :geek:
    nothing in my share/applications folder.. any idea people ?
     
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    could you please tell me where to find the desktop config file? I have the &U issue as well. Thanks for helping a linux newb!

    EDIT: I figured it out for the other noobs. Found it with Find (duh). Then have to do everything from the Terminal ( something like

    su -
    mousepad /usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop )
     
    madisonman, Jul 29, 2008
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    Hi there,

    one weird thing: I have the icon of Skype BUT it is below another one. but it works.
    I did try the very same thing for VLC but can't see the icon at all.

    weird, don't you think?
    Any reason & explanation to help me fix this?

    within
     
    within, Jul 31, 2008
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    call me stupid... :shock:

    It was related to unproper commented lines for skype and wrong vlc name (livna instaed of linva... or the contrary :D )

    it works now,
    within
     
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