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Old 11-19-2005, 03:14 AM   #1
bonniehandi
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Cannot find application that I installed


Another very n00b question.

I have just installed OpenOffice. I don't know how to run it.

I think it might be useful to know how to find an application that I don't know the name of in general.

Thank you very much.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 03:52 AM   #2
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What distribution of linux are you running?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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distro and window manager would be helpfull. and what part of oo.org are you trying to run?the writer or spreadsheet or what?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:07 AM   #4
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oowriter
oomath
oocalc
ooimpress
oodraw

simply entering any of the above words will open the respective open office application via the command line.

Most appz are found in /usr/bin
Open office appz are not there, but links to them are.

Last edited by Lakota; 11-19-2005 at 08:14 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:43 AM   #5
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Any easy way to find installed programs (some aren't put into an area in your $PATH and so typing just the name won't work:

slocate <thing you want to find>

you may have to install slocate or run updatedb as root first to create a recent DB for it to search
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:38 AM   #6
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o icic.
Thank you.
And I am using Fedora Core 4
 
Old 11-19-2005, 09:48 PM   #7
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It still doesn't work.

I used slocate and found it to be under /usr/share/mimelnk/application/x-oowriter.desktop

I tried to run x-oowriter.desktop and it says "command not found"
 
Old 11-19-2005, 10:09 PM   #8
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I also tried to run it under, run application and it gave me:
unknow host:x-oowriter.desktop

and i cannot find it under /usr/bin
 
Old 11-20-2005, 02:42 AM   #9
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try using the command:
ooffice
 
Old 11-20-2005, 03:14 AM   #10
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Did some surfing since I can't sleep and it seems the version of open office is relevent as well. Seems the new version 2.0 has changed the commands.
They are now:
swriter
simpress
scalc
sdraw
smath
sbase

Also, after reading this blog, it does not mention what linux distro he is using, but does say his executables are in /opt. The distros I use don't make use of that directory, if memory serves red hat did so I would assume fedora as well. If that is the case, check what is in your /opt directory, if you have office stuff, you will probably have to follow all of what he did including adding /opt to your path. Read link below:
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/1...-definite.html
 
Old 11-20-2005, 04:13 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by bonniehandi
It still doesn't work.

I used slocate and found it to be under /usr/share/mimelnk/application/x-oowriter.desktop

I tried to run x-oowriter.desktop and it says "command not found"
The "*.desktop" file is not a program file, but is used for example for creating user defined menu entries or desktop icons in KDE etc. That's why it can't be started. And that you found this *.desktop-file doesn't necessarily mean you have OpenOffice correctly installed. The directory you are looking for should be something like /opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/. It seems the command files might be named with "oo*" or with "s*", swriter or oowriter.
So follow the last tips you've been given. The names you are looking for have been posted. Just try to start them as commands in a terminal or run slocate once again with for example swriter.
A
Code:
slocate office.org | grep program | grep writer
should do the trick. It's not expert style but should work I hope
 
  


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