After using Pamac to find and install the “Gkrellm” application (found in the “extras” repository), I can not find a program icon added to the Apps view on which to click to start the program. The application is clearly installed since I can open “Files” and in the \usr\bin folder see it listed. I can click on the filename “gkrellm” and the program opens and runs correctly.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the application several times, but the same problem persists. I’m using the 22.214.171.124 kernel.
Additionally, under the program’s configuration menu, when I select “remember screen location at exit and move to it at next startup” it doesn’t. On a system reboot or restart gkrellm does not automatically restart.
On my other Manjaro computer the same program is installed and works as expected. The difference is that on the other computer I installed Manjaro over a previous installation of Ubuntu 22.04LTS while keeping the “home” partition created in Ubuntu untouched which previously had “Gkrellm” installed. The computer with the problem is new and had Manjaro installed as the first and only OS after purchase.
I did a search on this support forum and found no one with a similar problem.
You’re right: it’s ugly and old.
I do use Conky, but I think it has a memory leak – my used memory seems to slowly increase over several days of uptime. My computer runs 24/7. I may be blaming Conky unfairly, but when I don’t use it, I don’t see the same memory issue.
If, ultimately, you need help with writing a .desktop file I could do that.
I might also suggest looking into this conky memory leak thing and running it down. I feel I would have heard about it on here or elsewheres if such a thing were endemic to the software.
(oh look, just now @dmtdoes mention something similar happening )