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edgarosy 10-31-2007 01:56 PM

Simple Question for an Experience user
 
I'm new to Linux. I have installed Gaim on my Red Hat enterprise linux computer using the following command:

I first did a Yum search gaim
Then after it was done I did a yum install gaim

The program was installed. Now I don't know how to start it.

How do I start a program from the shell after it has been installed?


Thanks.

blane 10-31-2007 02:03 PM

open a shell and type
Code:

which gaim
Then you can create an icon on your desktop if it isn't in your menus

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 10-31-2007 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edgarosy (Post 2943704)
I'm new to Linux. I have installed Gaim on my Red Hat enterprise linux computer using the following command:

I first did a Yum search gaim
Then after it was done I did a yum install gaim

The program was installed. Now I don't know how to start it.

How do I start a program from the shell after it has been installed?


Thanks.

Just type gaim. It should have put an icon in your main menu (normally under the internet section). Gaim is now called Pidgin, chances are you have installed an old version. You can get the latest for your distro here: http://www.pidgin.im/download/

mrrangerman 10-31-2007 02:08 PM

Open a terminal and type which gaim that will let you know if it is in your path. If it is then just type gaim and it should start if not you will need to give the path, ie. /usr/bin/gaim if you want to get your shell prompt back type gaim &.

edgarosy 11-01-2007 12:22 PM

Thank you
 
Thank you all for your responses. I appreciate it.


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