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Old 10-31-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
edgarosy
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Cool 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.
 
Old 10-31-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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open a shell and type
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which gaim
Then you can create an icon on your desktop if it isn't in your menus
 
Old 10-31-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by edgarosy View Post
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/
 
Old 10-31-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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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 &.
 
Old 11-01-2007, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Thank you

Thank you all for your responses. I appreciate it.
 
  


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