[kde-linux] Konqueror launches clicked executables from what path?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Mar 2 19:53:10 UTC 2006

On Thursday 02 March 2006 18:16, Morgan Venable wrote:
> Hi, I'm pretty new to Linux -- I've got an odd thing happening in
> Konqueror/KDE: Running Fedora Core 4, KDE 3.4.0-6 Redhat
> I have a binary "apool" which runs fine from the command line:
> [in /home/me/apps/apool99/)]
> $ ./apool
> User account owns it, not root, and it *is* executable.
> Works fine, runs -- it's an OpenGL pool game.
> However, when I navigate to this same location in Konqueror, and click on
> the "apool" binary, it doesn't run -- just launches and immediately closes
> a brief empty terminal.  Nothing else, and I can't see if there's anything
> happening in that brief moment.

When launched from Konqueror, the working directory is set to the user's home 

> 2) How can I configure the path in Konqueror so that when I click an
> executable, it runs in the folder Konqueror is currently located in?  Or if
> this seems like a bad idea, can someone explain why?

You can create a "link to application" for example by right clicking on the 
desktop and configure a proper working directory.
You then move the newly created "link file" into the application's directory 
and start it instead.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtcentre.org
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