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Old 01-23-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
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Where did the thing I installed go?


I installed XMMS (an mp3 player for linux) and dunno how to find it :P
 
Old 01-23-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and enter:
Code:
$ xmms
and it should start and run and if you want to know the location:
Code:
$ locate xmms
.

If you have been using yum to install there should be an "Audio Player" icon under "Applications>Sound and Video>Audio Player. XMMS doesn't play mp3's by default you will have to grab the codecs from a third party repo like Fresh RPMs or Livna and a bit of advice on enabling third party repos is not to have them enabled at the same time as you will have compatibility issues when you update your packages.

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Old 01-23-2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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[root@localhost ~]# locate xmms
locate: can not open `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory


i just used the .rpm to install
 
Old 01-23-2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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You should be able to locate as "user" and not being "root".
I guess you are using "yum" to install your packages and not just grabbing .rpm's from the web. Using a graphical tool like yumex makes install much easier and you can browse and select packages you want to install.

So again open a terminal and enter as root:
Code:
# yum install yumex
and then you will be able to access it from "Application>System Tools>Yum Extender" you may have to reboot before you see it listed.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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Question Will this work in KDE?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryptyde

So again open a terminal and enter as root:
Code:
# yum install yumex
and then you will be able to access it from "Application>System Tools>Yum Extender" you may have to reboot before you see it listed.
Does the same thing work with KDE in Mandriva 2007? I lost Amaya, then found it in one of the directories. I would love to add a "shortcut" from the "start menu." (Sorry, I don't know the Linux-equivalent terms for these things.) Currently, the only way to run the program is to click directly on the icon in the directory.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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I would love to add a "shortcut" from the "start menu."
I figured out how to do this from the GUI (KDE). Go to Menu -> Menu Editor -> New Item. Then, just fill in the info on the right.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 03:23 AM   #7
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locate won't work until you make an "updatedb" ...

Maybe you could try in command line to run
find / -name "*xmms*" 2>/dev/null
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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Hello! I've got a similar problem. I use Mandriva 2006. I installed ppracer using urpmi but it didn't add a shortcut at all. So I tried the following command:


[root@pc172 Desktop]# locate ppracer
warning: locate: warning: database /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db' is more than 8 days old
[root@pc172 Desktop]#


And as you may see, I've had an odd reply (at least for me as a !

Does anyone know how to solve that?

Thanks,

Aubencheulobois
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:15 PM   #9
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Well. My question was answered while typing it! So good!

Thx
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:24 PM   #10
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You need to run updatedb as root. (It takes some time to scan your system, so be patient and wait for your prompt to come back.) It will update your slocate.db. Then you can run locate as a user.

A good exercise would be to set up a cron job to run updatedb daily. Otherwise, you have to remember to do it yourself periodically, which usually means you will forget until you want to locate something quickly.

Rob
 
Old 02-26-2007, 04:29 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Virtuality
[root@localhost ~]# locate xmms
locate: can not open `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory


i just used the .rpm to install
Since you installed it by rpm, you can get this information from the rpm database. The following will list all the files created by installing the .rpm.
Code:
rpm -ql xmms | less
 
Old 02-27-2007, 02:51 PM   #12
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I have been here for 2 days now and i'm tired.

I installed Ubuntu X64 internet didn't work with wireless card so I am using onboard ethernet which is ok for now.

2 days I have been trying to get help and nothing.

Linux doesn't play my CD's.

Worse I have no idea in the world how to get it to udate my Nvidia display drivers or to get it to enable JAVA so that i can get some help in chat rooms, 10 years with Microsoft and I am very spoiled, seems that unless you designed linux your screwed if you want to use it.

Please help me, I would rather have my thing cutoff than to have to go to Windows Vista, but I am not a programer and get lost in the terminal codes that i see.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 11:23 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Linux n00b
I installed Ubuntu X64 internet didn't work with wireless card so I am using onboard ethernet which is ok for now.

2 days I have been trying to get help and nothing.

Linux doesn't play my CD's.

Worse I have no idea in the world how to get it to udate my Nvidia display drivers or to get it to enable JAVA so that i can get some help in chat rooms, 10 years with Microsoft and I am very spoiled, seems that unless you designed linux your screwed if you want to use it.

Please help me, I would rather have my thing cutoff than to have to go to Windows Vista, but I am not a programer and get lost in the terminal codes that i see.
You might get more help if you post your question(s) in a new thread (and it doesn't hurt to be polite).

For the audio cd playing, do any programs start when you put in a cd? Have you seen documentation similar to the following?
http://linux.about.com/od/ubuntu_doc/a/ubudg25t2.htm

As for your comparison with microsoft - the user experience is different between Gnome/KDE and the microsoft windows. I find microsoft horribly frustrating any time I have to do anything with it. Gnome and KDE are better but not as much as I would like. As far as hardware or websites, I wish there was better compatibility for everyone, but I don't miss most of it.
 
  


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