Installing Songbird 0.3 Developer Pre-Release On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) - Page 2

4 Creating A Menu Entry For Songbird

Now right-click on the Applications menu and select Edit Menus:

Go to Sound & Video and click on the New Item button:

The Create Launcher dialogue starts. In the Name field type in Songbird, then click on the Browse... button right of the Command field:

Navigate to your Songbird directory (/home/falko/Songbird) and select the songbird binary (/home/falko/Songbird/songbird), then click on Open:

The Command field should now contain the full path to the songbird binary (/home/falko/Songbird/songbird); now click on the icon in the top left corner of the Create Launcher dialogue to select a menu icon for Songbird:

The Browse Icons window opens. Click on the Browse... button in the top right corner...

... and navigate to the directory where you've saved the songbird.png icon (/home/falko/Songbird/icon), select songbird.png, and click on OK:

The new icon should now appear in the Create Launcher window. If you like you can fill in a comment, but that's optional. Click on OK to leave the Create Launcher window:

You should now see the new menu item in the Menu Editor. Click on Close:


5 Starting Songbird

To start Songbird, go to Applications > Sound & Video > Songbird:

If you start it for the first time, you must accept the license agreement:

Songbird checks for available add-ons. Select the ones you want and click on OK:

The selected add-ons are now being downloaded and installed:

Finally Songbird starts. This is how it looks:

Have fun!


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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Great howto.Worked for me.

One Suggestion though for a quick version change.

create a songbird directory with version, for examle /home/falco/songbirdv0.3

 and a link in the /home/falco dir called songbird pointing back to songbirdv0.3

(ln -s songbirdv0.3 songbird) 


This would allow you to upgrade songbird without redoing the menu.

The only thing to do is to install the new versions in a new dir, change the link - and to copy the icon dir from the old version dir to the new version dir