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Ok as I said in the other thread I managed to succesfully install GAIM and GKrellM, and I even managed to actually load the applications but is there any other way to load an installed package other than using the console or terminal?
I've tried to make a shortcut but it doesn't work, how do we make shortcuts like in widows?
Oh, and when I load the application from the terminal it's fine, but as soon as I close the terminal the application is closed too, why?
depending on what window manager you use you can put icons in your desktop or menus easily enough. seeing as you'ev not mentioned what WM you ARE using, i'd presume it's manky icky nasty KDE, which probably has it's own shorcut thing on a popup menu somewhere.. explore.
and the program closes when it's terminal does because that's the way things work around here. you can get it to stay open by running it under nohup (check the man page for it), but you shouldn't normally want to. when a terminal is close, any applications running under it are sent the HangUp signl, and should close automatically. I should aslo point out that this is the correct way to do it... any windows equivalent is just trying to imiatate unix conventions. i'd suggest that investing in a decent linux book would do you the world of good.
Yeah but book whall I go for, it's just like if you were learning English and I said get a dictionnary, you wouldn't know which one's best for beginners would you.
Yeah I was talking about KDE, and what I did is right clikc the desktop and then selected something like shortcut or I can't remember, and there's a text box where I can type the command it's gonna load but when I then clicked on the icon I'd created nothing happened.
It's just that I'd like to be able to load GKrellM or GAIM for example without having to open the terminal and type in the command. I'm just lasy.
Didn't Suse Pro come with a book? If you check out GKrellM's website it will actually tell you how to run it in KDE without having a term open or even having a block taken up in kicker (the start menu panel thingie). It's done by using a prog called kstart. You can either man kstart or check GKrellM's website for further instructions.
GAIM would be right around the same way, so I would do a man kstart and get familiar with the options in there.