Here's my .desktop file content

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=WiFite , fight for WiFi
Exec=pantheon-terminal -e 'wifite --help' 

I even used this Exec=gksudo pantheon-terminal -e '/usr/bin/x11/wifite.py'. But nothing works

  • I have added an answer.Mark it as answer if it works
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 13:57

2 Answers 2


Try changing the Exec line in the file to

pkexec pantheon-terminal -e "bash -c 'wifite;$SHELL'"

or (alternate version)

pantheon-terminal -e "bash -c 'pkexec wifite;$SHELL'"

Then try the .desktop file and see if it works :)

NOTE : I changed gksudo to pkexec so that you have a better looking password prompt.

  • Using pkexec it gives this "error accessing /usr/bin/x11/wifite.py : no such file or directory
    – user591721
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 17:03
  • And using gksu it gives this "gtk-message: failed to load mofule" pantheon-filrchooser-module" and some gtk warning 3619 unable to locate theme engine in module_path "pixmap"
    – user591721
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 17:07
  • I just changed this 'gksudo wifite;$shell' " and it runs with error like i mentioned in 2nd comment and than it runs wifite but at sametime quits itself
    – user591721
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 17:19
  • Dude this line works exec=pantheon-terminal -e "bash -c 'pkexec wifite;$shell'" thankyousomuch
    – user591721
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 17:38
  • On my laptop exec=pantheon-terminal -e "bash -c 'pkexec wifite;$shell'" works.The previous one doesn't because you are pointing to a non-existant file
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Jun 25, 2016 at 1:34

easy fix is, Go to AppCenter. Install Xterm then it works if you have Terminal=true

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