How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3? – Some applications’ shortcuts are not working on Linux platforms and as a result you need to manually create a new desktop shortcut.
How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

Before you create a shortcut to a program on Linux, the first thing you need to do is find the location where the program is installed. For example, after installing the Packet Tracer network simulator on Linux, the desktop shortcut usually does not work.

In our previous articles, we installed the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 network simulator on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia and Debian 9.3 Stretch. In this article, we will create a desktop shortcut on Linux Mint for Packet Tracer 7.1.1.

You can access Packet Tracer 7.1.1 installation articles on Linux Mint and Debian from the links below.

After creating the desktop shortcut for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1, we will run Packet Tracer to test the desktop shortcut.

How to Make Packet Tracer Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

To make Packet Tracer desktop shortcut on Linux, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

On Linux systems, installation of Packet Tracer is done to /opt/pt/ location. Go to /opt/pt/bin/ as below and drag and drop the Cisco Packet Tracer.desktop file to the desktop.

How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 2

On the Linux Mint, open the Terminal and switch to Root using the sudo su command. Then, run the following command to edit the Cisco Packet Tracer.desktop file that you copied to the desktop.

gedit Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop

 
How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 3

The gedit program is not installed on the terminal screen. To install gedit on Linux, run the apt install gedit command.

apt install gedit

 
How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 4

Once you have installed the gedit program for Linux, run the gedit Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop command again.

How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 5

The contents of the Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop file is as follows. To make Packet Tracer desktop shortcut on Linux Mint, you need to edit the Exec section in the Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop file.

How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 6

Edit the Cisco-Packet Tracer.desktop file as follows and click the Save button.

Exec=/opt/pt/bin/PacketTracer7

 
How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 7

Finally, apply the chmod +x Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop command to make the Packet Tracer 7.1.1 desktop shortcut icon visible.

chmod +x Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop

 
How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 8

Run and check Packet Tracer to test the desktop shortcut.

How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3?

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  Final Word

How to Make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Desktop Shortcut in Linux Mint 18.3? – In this article, we have done a desktop shortcut for the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 program running on Linux. Thanks for following us!

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