LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
QiEr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
how to start a newly installed application ?


i just installed red hat 9 and downloaded firefox

i extract and installed into my comp.

then... how do i start it ???
 
Old 02-02-2005, 12:08 AM   #2
linuxLuser
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 16
If you really NEED to start it NOW then open up a virtual console and type
Code:
$ firefox
and it'll start

However, you probably want it in a menu or on your desktop. If you're using KDE, I believe it has some sort of program that will attempt to detect newly installed software and add it to the menu. It's under "system" or "configuration" or something (obviously I'm not using KDE right now or I'd tell you exactly where it is). Gnome may have something similar.

In KDE if you right-click on the desktop and select "new" and then "shortcut" or "application" or something like that you can specify an application to be run. Just type in "firefox" as the application and you should be golden. Then you've got a desktop shortcut. It probably won't have the pretty firefox logo, though

This might help

Sorry if this seems like a little manual work. There's gotta be some RPM out there that might do the menu thing automagically.

-- the dudeman
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
jschiwal
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654Reputation: 654
When I installed firefox, a dialog came up with the default installation directory called 'firefox-install'. I had change it to /usr/local/firefox.

Do you remember where it installed to.

First if you enter 'which firefox', you can find out where the program is located. If it isn't in the path, you will need to locate where it was installed.

Try the command: find /usr -iname "firefox*"

You may need to create a link to the firefox program in /usr/bin, or add the location of the installation directory to the PATH variable, if firefox doesn't start from the console.

You can also go into the menu editor to add the command to KMenu. There is an icon in the same directory where firefox was installed.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:45 AM   #4
QiEr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks for all the reply i on my way to starting firefox....
 
  


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
Newly Installed Apps arpanetguru Linux - Newbie 2 11-25-2005 09:41 PM
ubuntu - newly installed Steph00 Linux - Newbie 0 10-26-2004 08:27 PM
execute commands in order to start newly installed programs kpachopoulos Linux - Newbie 1 08-05-2004 09:08 AM
newly installed programs... tang Linux - Software 2 09-10-2003 08:41 AM
httpd won't start (apache 2.0 newly installed) Who Linux - Software 1 03-28-2003 08:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 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