Problem running kcontrol from menu

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Sat Nov 10 15:26:06 GMT 2007

On Saturday 10 November 2007, Ryan Daly wrote:
> All:
> I saw a posting on this in the kde-devel archives, but the thread ended
> before a resolution was found.  The link is:
> I'm running into the same problem w/ v3.5.7.  I built this using
> konstruct.
> When I click on the Control Center from the menu, I see the following:
> kio (KLauncher): KLauncher: Got start_service_by_desktop_name('kcontrol',
> ...)

Can you check if you have a kcontrol.desktop file in 
$prefix/share/applications or a subdirectory of it?
If you have a KControl.desktop, try copying it to kcontrol.desktop (all lower 

Should work either way though, at least it does on 3.5.7 installed from binary 


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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