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Old 12-27-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
Floydian
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Programs not starting


Some of my programs that I've installed on my most recent reformat of my system (Yes, eight and counting. This time it was because the stupid system just couldn't figure out a basic ethernet connection... So I reformatted and let the installer take car of it), namely so far, Mozilla and WineX, refuse to start. They come up on the task bar with "Starting such and so", but after about 15 seconds, just dissappear and don't start. No error, nothing.

Probably been asked/answered before, but the little search button on new posts gave me no topics on it.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 11:33 AM   #2
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1) What distro are you using?
2) What, exactly, is the output if you try running these programs from the command line?

(If you are not familiar with the command line, open one up and type "mozilla" without the quotes, its that simple)
 
Old 12-27-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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Distro:

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Output: None... It says its starting, then after 15 seconds, the tab on the taskbar just dissappears. In the command shell, it just sits for a second or two, then gives me a new input prompt. (In the case of winex, it says bash: winex: command not found. (I tried /usr/bin/winex as well))

For Mozilla, I'm just trying to open a browser window
For WineX, I'm trying to test its working order by running Chip's Challenge

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Old 12-27-2004, 11:40 AM   #4
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Okay, try doing
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find / -iname winex
This could take a while, depending on your hard drive size and speed.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 11:53 AM   #5
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Ok, it gave me a few, most notably ones in my /usr/share directories, and the entries in my star menu (/usr/share/applnk-mdk/More Applications/Emulators/WineX), but nothing that I could find actually contained the central winex program

So I put in dir /usr/share/applnk-mdk/More\ Applications/Emulators/WineX

And it gave me a few programs (The ones that would appear in the star menu folder for winex), and I tried running Notepad.desktop, and it said 'Access Denied'... Something I'm familiar with.

So I used su to change to root, and gave it the ol' chmod 7777 command and tried running it both from the star menu and command shell.

It ran the same out of the star menu (AKA, not starting, but saying 'starting' in the taskbar), in the shell it gave me the error '/usr/share/applnk-mdk/More Applications/Emulators/WineX/Notepad.desktop: line 1: [Desktop: command not found'
 
Old 12-27-2004, 04:53 PM   #6
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To see if the apps are installed, do
Code:
`rpm -qa | grep -i wine`
and
Code:
`rpm -qa | grep -i mozilla`
To find out where the binaries are:
Code:
`which wine`
and
Code:
`which mozilla`
To see if the directories output from the previous commands are in your path:
Code:
`echo $PATH`
.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 06:08 PM   #7
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Ok, typing the former 2 tells me the name of the programs (IE winex-3-3-1), the next 2 give me /usr/bin/~~~~ paths, and the which commands give the following:

For winex: which: no winex in (/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin/:/usr/games:/home/floydian/bin)

For mozilla:/usr/bin/mozilla


echo $path gave no output but an extra blank line

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Old 12-27-2004, 06:43 PM   #8
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echo $path gave no output but an extra blank line
It would, if you used lower case.

Try the full path to the binary, i.e. `/usr/bin/mozilla`
 
Old 12-28-2004, 12:04 PM   #9
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Hmmm... Rather than waste my life away on my corrupted system, I've decided to go for number 8. I'll just reformat the whole damn thing... It's the only time it actually works.
 
  


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