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Old 01-20-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
ashjas
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how to find programs that are installed on fedora?


Hi,

Fedora start menu doesnot list all the programs installed...

for example i have gnupg2 installed as shown here:

http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?i...emanagead2.png

but no link in the start menu to start using the program and make new keys??

why fedora has to be stupidly built that for every step a newbie has to post such stupid questions like that i am posting here?

why cant i search for a program and select it to start that program...what help the package manager is giving by just showing that the package is installed...with no info how to start...

kindly tell me how to start gnupg2.

Thanks for ur time.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
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Presumably you want to run "gpg" or "gpg2" in a terminal. Why didn't you bother to look for documentation?
 
Old 01-20-2008, 03:26 AM   #3
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well he did say he was a newbie, maybe nobody's told him about the "man" or "info" pages.

Try
$ man gpg

or

$ info gpg
 
Old 01-20-2008, 03:58 AM   #4
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I didn't specifically say man pages, I said documentation. There's documentation on the GnuPG website..
 
Old 01-20-2008, 10:47 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ashjas View Post
but no link in the start menu to start using the program and make new keys??
Most of the time if you install an application and you find there is no menu entry for it in your GUI, it's because the program you installed has no GUI and was meant to be used in terminal via command line.

Some command line applications have a optional or third-party GUI that you can install, or you could find a different application that does what you want that also includes a GUI.

Good Luck.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 08:45 AM   #6
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well thanks for all your inputs..

i did find gpg2...at command prompt..thanks,

i searched and found that seahorse is a frontend for gnupg for gnome...

i used it to create keys but the problem is that the keys arent detected by psi 0.11

though this is getting a little off topic...but this is why i took the burden of installing gnupg for secure IMing thru psi...and its not happening..

can anybody help me in this.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:13 AM   #7
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What desktop are you using, Gnome, Kde ?
There are two ways of starting a App. from the Menu or Desktop, Which do you want ?
As for finding where a App is installed, open terminal window, command, "whereis gnupg2" (No Quotes in command) that will give you the path to where it is installed.
For a newbie it is tough, but after you start using linux, you want to learn how to use the command line, this is where the power of Linux really is.
May I suggest a good book, "Linux in a Nutshell 5th Edition" by O'Reilly.
Amazon.com has best price on it.
Then there is those that don't like or want anything to do with the "Command Line", but remember how disgusting it was in $Windows to find were things were put, we don't have that problem in Linux.
I have been in Linux nine years and it was at the start, very confusing to learn the "Command Line"
but it is very rewarding once you do.

Last edited by mickeyboa; 01-23-2008 at 11:31 AM.
 
Old 01-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #8
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Ok,

I finally got it through from help from psi forums...

i am posting its link so others can benefit from this...

here it is..

Code:
http://forum.psi-im.org/thread/4799
 
  


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