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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007976Kali LinuxKali Package Improvementpublic2024-03-20 02:41
Reporterrwx Assigned Todaniruiz  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Fixed in Version2024.1 
Summary0007976: sparrow-wifi: .desktop file missing

Package sparrow-wifi doesn't install a .desktop file and is consequently not shown in the app menu. This is already solved in the AUR with a custim-built one:

Steps To Reproduce
  1. Try to run sparrow-wifi from the GUI




2023-05-31 14:57

administrator   ~0018124

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read:



2023-06-01 11:43

reporter   ~0018128

The bug is still relevant.



2023-06-03 07:03

reporter   ~0018141

If the .desktop file for sparrow-wifi is missing in Kali Linux, you can manually create a desktop entry for it. Here's how you can do it:

Open a text editor (e.g., nano) and create a new file with the .desktop extension. For example:

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/sparrow-wifi.desktop

Add the following content to the file, adjusting the values as necessary:

[Desktop Entry]

Replace /path/to/sparrow-wifi-icon.png with the actual path to the icon file for sparrow-wifi. If you don't have a specific icon file, you can omit the Icon line, and it will use a default icon.

Save the file and exit the text editor.

Make the .desktop file executable by running the following command:

sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/sparrow-wifi.desktop

The sparrow-wifi application should now appear in your applications menu. You can search for it by name or browse through the relevant category (Network or Security).
By manually creating the .desktop file, you should be able to launch sparrow-wifi from the applications menu or search.



2023-06-05 06:47

manager   ~0018152

sparrow-wifi has a GUI app so it should have a desktop file. I'll add it to my todo list for the menu updates



2024-02-01 16:22

manager   ~0018881

sparrow-wifi is now in kali-menu and will be ready for next release

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-10-04 17:35 rwx New Issue
2023-05-31 14:57 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0018124
2023-05-31 14:57 g0tmi1k Status new => closed
2023-06-01 11:43 rwx Status closed => feedback
2023-06-01 11:43 rwx Resolution open => reopened
2023-06-01 11:43 rwx Note Added: 0018128
2023-06-03 07:03 goushikrishh Note Added: 0018141
2023-06-05 06:46 daniruiz Assigned To => daniruiz
2023-06-05 06:46 daniruiz Status feedback => assigned
2023-06-05 06:47 daniruiz Note Added: 0018152
2024-02-01 16:22 daniruiz Note Added: 0018881
2024-02-01 16:22 daniruiz Status assigned => closed
2024-02-01 16:22 daniruiz Fixed in Version => 2024.1
2024-02-01 16:23 daniruiz Status closed => resolved
2024-02-01 16:23 daniruiz Resolution reopened => fixed