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Old 08-22-2003, 09:33 AM   #1
Jongi
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Where is it?


When I install a GUI programme, how do I know where under the "Start" menu can I find it?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:37 AM   #2
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You (most likely) cant find it under start menu or any menu..you have to start it from the terminal by typing its command. For example if you install yahoo messenger, you wont have it in start menu but if you type ymessenger in terminal you will be able to run it...its not like in windows that everything goes into start menu.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:40 AM   #3
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It depends on how you installed it also...I note that you have Mandrake 9.1 in your info...and many mandrake packages (not all...but many) do put in an icon somewhere...depends on the application (ie: You won't find a webbrowser under games...you need to use common sense and look around).
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:41 AM   #4
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And how do I find it's actual name as I'm sure it won't be the name of the rpm I have installed
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:50 AM   #5
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do this in terminal(console) as root:
updatedb
and then:
locate packagename
You will see a whole bunch of places where its installed and you can also see the name its installed with.
 
  


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