Bug report #10329
OpenSuse 13.1 LXDE Application launcher menu corrupted by QGIS2 .desktop file
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Hello, I installed QGIS2 from the OpenSuse 13.1 Geo repository. The application works fine but in doing this it wiped / corrupted half my LXDE app launcher menu. (LXDE is a lightweight alternative to KDE / Gnome)
I now only have Accessories, Development, Education, Games, Graphics, Run and then Logout at the bottom.
QGIS has been added to the app launcher menu in Graphics but it's at the bottom and all the graphics apps after Q are missing. This would suggest that something QGIS has added is upsetting the menu launcher parser
I traced this to the qgis2.desktop file which is created like this
GenericName=Geographic Information System
I found that if I delete the line Type=Application and save it then all the launcher menu options come back again and all is fine.
I don't get this problem in KDE or XFCE. The above .desktop file looks correct to me and I believe Type=Application is an allowable option so I don't know why lxpanel doesn't like this.
I think this may be a bug in their lxpanel so I've reported it there
but I've recorded it here in case anyone else sees the problem