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Old 08-17-2004, 09:25 AM   #1
madh@ter
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Question Alot of questions for a very curious newb


Hi all im new to linux so please be kind, this first question may sound abit stupid however I am a 15 yr old newb who only has the expirience of Windows. After successfuly installing a file where is this file located... /usr/bin ??? is there any easier way to find the file? Second, I have just installed wine, I open the browser execute the .exe file however when I close wine so does the application is this normal? and finally when I run this rpm file it says libqt3 is missing, is this a common file and if so where can I find it? alot of questions for a very curious newb
 
Old 08-17-2004, 09:34 AM   #2
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About the closing of the other window:

There is somewhere an option "Run in a shell". If you disable that, you should be fine.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:36 AM   #3
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You can install Qt from the CDs (redhat 9), via yum (Fedora Core) or apt (Knoppix/Debian).

Software installation works very differently to Windows currently (though there are efforts underway to provide a more Windows-like experience). When you install software it is integrated with the system and you generally don't get exposed to it directly. It actually gets overlayed with a "prefix", so some files are put in /usr/bin, others in /usr/lib, yet more in /usr/share/programname/* and so on.

Typically you launch a program either from the menu of your desktop environment, or from the command line by typing in its name.

Yes it's normal that if you kill Wine the program being run closes as well. Normally though Wine should be invisible - I'm curious as to how you think you closed it.

By the way, only use Wine if you really need it. Most Windows newbies instinctively go to Wine because they want to use the apps they are familiar with - this is fine but you'll be better off by "going native" and getting used to the native apps. Wine is great when there are no native apps of equivalent functionality and for games though.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 11:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for all your helps guys, I really appirciate it. Wine is certainly one of those must have programs especially when a linux driver is not available for your favourate app.

ps. Mike your from Durham right? , Im from Sunderland I dont expect many people to know where Sunderland is, as the world kind of forgot about it. But im sure Mike does.
Thanks again
 
Old 08-17-2004, 11:34 AM   #5
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to locte any file
run
#updatedb

it will take some time

then to loacte any file say xmms
#locate xmms

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:08 PM   #6
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Actually I'm only in Durham during termtime but yes, I have passed through Sunderland (for the climbing).
 
  


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