LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
davefrank
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
synaptic package manager appears to install downloaded APP' but unable to launch it .


I downloaded "Aldo" a morse code application and synaptic package manager appeared to install it ,but i cannot run it.
It does not appear on on any panel.
I removed it and reinstalled without success.
This has occurred with several programs.
Any suggestions?
davefrank
I amd using UBUNTU 10.04
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 12-04-2010, 10:40 AM   #2
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 8,500

Rep: Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883
Not every app is added to the menu.
open a terminal and type
Code:
whereis aldo
To find the location of the executable.
Then you can create a launcher on your desktop if needed, or start it from terminal.

Kind regards
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 12-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #3
knudfl
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Copenhagen, DK
Distribution: pclos2014, Slack14.1 DebWheezy, +50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
Posts: 13,557

Rep: Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512Reputation: 2512
dpkg -L aldo
.. will show, that the package only contains one file : /usr/bin/aldo
( + a few doc/ files + the manual man/man1/... )

Like the 2,000 other command line programs : No launcher.

A launcher may work with : Exec=gnome-terminal -e aldo

..
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 12-04-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
davefrank
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
It now runs ok

Quote:
Originally Posted by repo View Post
Not every app is added to the menu.
open a terminal and type
Code:
whereis aldo
To find the location of the executable.
Then you can create a launcher on your desktop if needed, or start it from terminal.

Kind regards
Hello repo
Thanks for your help. With your direction and knudfl its now up and running.
I have logged the details for futher reference.
Regards
davefranks
 
Old 12-04-2010, 12:44 PM   #5
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 8,500

Rep: Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883Reputation: 883
No problem.
You can mark the thread solved using the thread tools.

Kind regards
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(new install)) How does one install Synaptic package manager... Aptitude cannot find Pooped Debian 9 08-23-2010 12:31 AM
[SOLVED] Difference Between Synaptic Package Manager and Update Manager nasser019 Linux - Software 1 07-20-2010 07:12 AM
ati graphics control center install from synaptic package manager Rich1540 Linux - Newbie 9 08-21-2009 12:29 AM
LXer: Simple Package management with Synaptic Package Manager LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-05-2006 06:33 PM
synaptic package manager forcing me to delete a broken package mbman Linux - Software 6 04-25-2006 09:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration