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Zenmap non-root login not working in GNOME 3.

asked 2019-03-28 19:08:42 -0500

Clicking on it seems to do nothing (no window, no sounds, no fanfare, nothing!) whereas clicking on the standard Zenmap icon works and gives me a standard window which tells me that I need to be the root user in order to do anything (as you might expect). Is there any way in GNOME 3 to see what the Zenmap non-root link is trying to do and maybe edit the link if necessary?

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answered 2019-03-29 06:15:30 -0500

Night Romantic gravatar image

Don't know anything about Zenmap specifically, but:

All the non-flatpak links in Linux (not only Gnome) are actually .desktop files, and they live either in /usr/share/applications/ for system-wide installed applications or in ~/.local/share/applications/ for user applications. I haven't traced where flatpak .desktops live.

.desktop is a text file, easy to read. You need Exec= line, that's the actual command that gets executed.

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