[CentOS] Starting a java applet from the desktop

Thu Jan 28 15:06:47 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

> CentOS-5.4 i86_64
> I have a calculator applet on my desktop (superbcalc.jar).  When I
> double click on it I get no response.  If I right click and select
> open with java I get no response.  If I open a terminal window and
> cd to Desktop and type java -jar superbcalc.jar then the applet
> opens.
> Does anyone have any idea why I am seeing this behaviour?  There are
> no messages in the syslog file relating to this.

Sure - there's something wrong with the link. You need to find out what
the icon is pointing to. In kde, at least, I can right-click, and select