Linux launcher question...

Discussion in 'Linux' started by smallhagrid, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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    Hi Folks.
    I've set up my PC with Ubuntu-Mate 18.04.2 & have a windows guest already in use.

    When I start the VMWare app it is there & runs fine, no problems at all.

    What I seek is the way to make a desktop launcher that will start the app with the VMX file already open.
    I tried just making & using a link to the VMX file itself, but it didn't work.

    I've also searched as much as I could think of, but the searches seem to be too general & return unrelated results for me.

    Does anyone here know how this might be accomplished, please ??

    Thanks for any helpful replies !!
     
  2. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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    Wow.
    I thought that if anyone, anyplace would know the answer to this, it would be someone here...
    Perhaps it is an unanswerable question ?!?
     
  3. fallen999

    fallen999 MDL Novice

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    #3 fallen999, Apr 27, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
    Do a plain '$ VBoxManage' , there is no 'man page'. Seriously, tons of options.

    Use '$ VBoxManage list vms' to list your VMs name and guid. Example output...
    "Debian" {9bae2eed-7026-448e-965b-b577774c0a5d}
    "Netrunner" {1cb73924-bff9-44ce-a8a7-c9829dd01884}

    Use '$ VBoxManage startvm "Debian" ' to start the VM. You can use the name or the guid,

    I've created a desktop shortcut/launcher using the line above in the Command field and
    it works for me. I use the extra option '--type headless' to start my server VM.

    Maybe, not what you're looking for....
     
  4. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Senior Member

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    Fallen999 - thanks for your thoughtful reply.

    I'm using VMWare, and:
    Which I do not use.

    It'd be great if VMWare had a similar thing to use for it !!