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I am trying to launch OMXplayer and play a sequence of videos on loop on a RaspberryPi running Raspbian Wheezy. I have got a working shell script which launches and plays the videos courtesy of

I have this placed in /home/pi/ and it is executable. I have created a file testsh.desktop in /usr/share/applications/ which I have also made executable. This file contains:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Plays videos

I have also tried setting exec as:

Exec=lxterminal --command "/home/pi/"

This isn't working and I guess I am missing something obvious.

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Weird, it works ok in KDE, but not on my Raspberry PI. – parkydr May 8 '13 at 21:28
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It doesn't work if you have Terminal=true, it runs

x-terminal-emulator "/home/pi/"

x-terminal-emulator is lxterminal which needs --command to run a command


Set Terminal=false and run the script with

Exec=lxterminal --command "/home/pi/"

as you tried before.


Set Terminal=true and run the script with

Exec=--command "/home/pi/"

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