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Old 01-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Where do programs go?


Hi,

I started with Ubuntu some years ago but never continued with it. Now I have Mint 14 and have it as my main computer, it is great.

However I have a couple of questions. I downloaded and installed, I thought, two programs, Converseen and Nautilus-Image-Converter.

Question 1 ...where are they? For Converseen they suggest three lines of code so I typed in the first line and hit enter, it then asks for my password, which I typed in and hit enter, the installer then puts up a lot of text and says, to install, hit enter...I do but where is it? Same with Nautilus, it installs automatically but to where? If I try to re-install it says this program is already installed.

Question 2... I really like to use the mouse scroll wheel to double click as trying to get a consistent double click at my age is really hard to do. xdotool seems the most likely candidate... but what code I need to enter to get button 2 to double click is unknown?
(other than, "--repeat 2")

Thanks in advance

Ron
 
Old 01-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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For configuring mouse see system --> settings ...
use single click to open files

nautilus is the gnome file manager and the image convertor would be available there from menu.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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To answer your first question:

Try typing:
Code:
$ ls /usr/bin
or....
Code:
$ ls /bin
You will see a large scrolldown if you do these in the terminal as I showed it. If you have a graphical user interface it will be more managable; in the graphical user interface the programs should be in the programs folder on you desktop. These files (/usr/bin and /bin) are where most of the program files are stored in linux.

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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For configuring mouse see system --> settings ...
use single click to open files

nautilus is the gnome file manager and the image convertor would be available there from menu.

Thank you. However I have 15 years experience double clicking with the scroll wheel, just to single click on everything would add utter confusion.

Keep in mind I am learning a whole new language here and in "menu", there is a, Software Manager and a Package Manager but no Nautilus or gnome file manager. This does not answer where the supposedly downloaded programs are...

Ron
 
Old 01-01-2013, 02:47 PM   #5
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To answer your first question:

Try typing:
Code:
$ ls /usr/bin
or....
Code:
$ ls /bin
You will see a large scrolldown if you do these in the terminal as I showed it. If you have a graphical user interface it will be more managable; in the graphical user interface the programs should be in the programs folder on you desktop. These files (/usr/bin and /bin) are where most of the program files are stored in linux.


Thanks, I struck out on the first typed character, what is it? (not the $ sign, I assume one doesn't type that as it is already there, in blue)

However in the GUI I have rhp's Home, in this is, "File System" with 23 folders from bin to var...and there is a 'bin' and 'sbin'...neither of these supposed downloaded programs show up there. Not that there is a priority here, I would delete them if I could find them. Turned out that 'Eye of Mate' re-sized the picture nicely.

Just I would like to have solved this mystery before I downloaded the next program...

Ron
 
Old 01-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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Packages installed with a "Package Manager" or 'apt-get'
are usually saved in /var/cache/apt/archives/
( Unless your settings says they should be deleted after install.)


Reinstalling a package : $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall <package>
Example : $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus

A GUI tool for installing / reinstalling : Suggest 'synaptic' :
$ sudo apt-get install synaptic
( If not already available in the "Software Center" menu.)


The command to show where the files are located after a package install:
$ dpkg -L <package>

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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# 4

Packages installed with a "Package Manager" or 'apt-get'
are usually saved in /var/cache/apt/archives/
( Unless your settings says they should be deleted after install.)


Reinstalling a package : $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall <package>
Example : $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus

A GUI tool for installing / reinstalling : Suggest 'synaptic' :
$ sudo apt-get install synaptic
( If not already available in the "Software Center" menu.)


The command to show where the files are located after a package install:
$ dpkg -L <package>

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Thank you, that is useful information.

Ron
 
Old 01-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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Thanks, I struck out on the first typed character, what is it? (not the $ sign, I assume one doesn't type that as it is already there, in blue)

However in the GUI I have rhp's Home, in this is, "File System" with 23 folders from bin to var...and there is a 'bin' and 'sbin'...neither of these supposed downloaded programs show up there. Not that there is a priority here, I would delete them if I could find them. Turned out that 'Eye of Mate' re-sized the picture nicely.

Just I would like to have solved this mystery before I downloaded the next program...

Ron
You don't type the dollar sign, and it is l as in Larry or Long. Try looking the in the downloads section of your file system in the gui. You might need to get to this from your home folder. Or do a generic search for the files that you are looking for.
 
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You don't type the dollar sign, and it is l as in Larry or Long. Try looking the in the downloads section of your file system in the gui. You might need to get to this from your home folder. Or do a generic search for the files that you are looking for.
Thanks again for the help, much appreciated.

At first glance the L looked like a 1, on closer inspection it had half a T top and a bottom loop like a j only going the wrong way, not familiar with that font so nice to know what it is.

Down loads was the first place I looked, not there.

So with the proper command ...usr/bin and .../bin opened up all the files. The offending programs are not there either.

On the mouse button issue... I have queery into Murguu,

http://www.murguu.com/

I think this will solve that problem, so I won't waste any more of everyones time, thanks to all.
If Murguu turns out to be a winner I will post my results here

Ron

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:16 AM   #10
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Have you tried searching yet? There should be a search box somewhere in your graphical browser. In the terminal you can try to use the command
Code:
find [file]
or
Quote:
whereis [file]
to find the file. If the search doesn't work I guess something must have gone wrong in your download.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:35 AM   #11
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Have you tried searching yet? There should be a search box somewhere in your graphical browser. In the terminal you can try to use the command
Code:
find [file]
or to find the file. If the search doesn't work I guess something must have gone wrong in your download.

Yes thanks, I tried that before I posted here and no results. I would, from the evidence uncovered to date, think that the two programs were not present...except that the programs will not re-instal, with the error message, 'program already installed'

Disappointing reply from Murguu, 'try a combination of right click and scroll wheel' aarrggg

Ron
 
Old 01-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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on further thought

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For configuring mouse see system --> settings ...
use single click to open files
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I felt uncomfortable with this but the full horror of this solution only came to me as I selected and deleted a spam email this morning. With the left button as a file opener ALL spam, viruses, trojans would have an automatic entree point on my computer ---no thanks.

Ron
 
Old 01-02-2013, 11:05 AM   #13
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If the Virus you received has an .exe extension it wont work in Linux Mint. If you are using Linux Mint your File browser is not Nautilus, it will be Nemo.
And when you installs a new program the executable file will be locate in /usr/bin
If you download a file using your web browser the file will be /home/your user/Downloads

you can set up your file browser to open files with two click or one click

Good luck to you.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 11:21 AM   #14
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Well If the reason for asking about the installed location of a program is to merely run it (like Under windows you browse to <C:\Program files\Real\> and click the 'Realplayer.exe' ) Then you will find all our programs under the linux mint menu, though you might need some medling around to find where it is listed?Categorized under.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #15
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On the mouse button issue... I have queery into Murguu,

http://www.murguu.com/

I think this will solve that problem, so I won't waste any more of everyones time, thanks to all.
If Murguu turns out to be a winner I will post my results here

Ron
Doesn't work and a lesson in rudeness and insults, MurGuu is not recommended.

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