- Using the built-in menu editor I added the application to my menu (added it to the Internet menu).
- Make a desktop launcher by dragging the menu item to the desktop as per https://askubuntu.com/questions/155579/how-do-i-create-program-launcher-on-gnome-classic-desktop/173064#173064
- to open in gedit: sudo gedit '/home/my-user-name/Desktop/alacarte-made.desktop' then add "Categories=Utility" (Utility category makes it show up in the "Accessories" menu) to end of launcher so it looks like this:
- Move to a place where these launchers work (again, check this page for this info: http://tuxtweaks.com/2009/07/how-to-add-item-gnome-menu/) sudo cp '/home/my-user-name/Desktop/alacarte-made.desktop' /usr/local/share/
- Backup the file I'm going to edit: sudo cp /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu.bak
- gedit didn't work to edit the menu file so had to use nano: sudo nano /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu
- Then added this as per the directions referenced above (.../how-to-add...) in the Utility section:
- At this point it appeared for me in my menu on the server. To get it to appear in everyone's menus on the fat clients I updated the image: sudo ltsp-update-image --cleanup
- Then rebooted the client, logged in as a test client, checked the Accessories menu and it wasn't there!
- Logged out and then logged back in as my own user on the fat client and CmapTools was in the menu! So, works in my account but not in a student account on a client computer. What's going on?
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Ubuntu 12.04 LTSP-pnp Fat Clients--add menu item for all users (not yet solved)
I'm using a fresh setup of Ubuntu 12.04 LTSP-pnp with gnome-panel serving 18 Fat Client computers with a 2-NIC server setup. Students authenticate through the district's Active Directory servers via Likewise Open. I have a concept mapping application, CmapTools, that I want all users to be able to access easily through a menu. I've used: http://tuxtweaks.com/2009/07/how-to-add-item-gnome-menu/ in years past to successfully add menu items for all users, but not sure if it works with this version of Ubuntu. Doesn't work yet. This is what I did.