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Old 12-07-2003, 10:28 PM   #1
pleasehelpme
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Angry programs disapper ???


after i downloaded my pkgs software and installed.where can i find out the icon so i can click away in the desktop menu ???
in winxp, you have programs menu and desktop short cut !!!

i don't know where does my software goes and how to excute it ?
i don't wanna try dealing with command line !!!! it's headache


please if someone knows this then tell me,i don't know that where are these pkgs update
files install to.?can i make short cut of it and list them in the programs menu(start menu?)


this is the major difference i have noticed first, between win and linux.??


PLEASE KNOW THIS !! NONE OF THE POSTS THAT SIMILAR TO THIS QUESTION

HELP !! I CHECKED !!

Last edited by pleasehelpme; 12-07-2003 at 10:32 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 10:42 PM   #2
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haha

which file did u download? (file extension)

unless you are using very user friendly linux distro(mandrake and such)
and also unless you r downlaoding something with rpm extension.
and also unless your software manager (or something similar) downloaded the file.

the program is not even installed.

even though it's installed
unfortunately, most linux programs don't make shortcuts in desktop/start menu.
sorry


k say u downloaded acobat reader and installed.
first you should find out what 's the file name that will be executed(in this case acroread)

(if you ever gonna work in command line, or skip this
you make sure the file is in one of your PATH directory ($which acroread)
if not found, copy(or symlink) the file to one of your PATH directory)

now you can add desktop shortcut and such
for desktop shortcut, right click and type up the field there
for start menu shortcut, use menu editor .(it will be somewhere in your start menu)

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