Problem running kcontrol from menu

Ryan Daly daly at
Sat Nov 10 15:53:08 GMT 2007

On Sat, 2007-11-10 at 16:26 +0100, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> 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 
> case).
> Should work either way though, at least it does on 3.5.7 installed from binary 
> packages.

Thanks for the quick reply.  I tried copying and creating a symlink to
it, but no luck either way.

I did notice that when I copied the file, my 'kbuildsycoca' produced

kbuildsycoca: new: /opt/kde/v3.5.7/share/applications/kde/kcontrol.desktop

However (pulling from the thread referenced above), when I issue

ktradertest Application '' "DesktopEntryName=='kcontrol'"

I get the following:

query is : Application
genericServiceType is :
constraint is : DesktopEntryName=='kcontrol'
preference is :
kio (KSycoca): Trying to open ksycoca
from /var/tmp/kdecache-daly/ksycoca
kio (KTrader): query for Application : returning 0 offers
got 0 offers.

So something still isn't picking up that kcontrol.desktop file.

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