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I recently installed LimeWire. I used the tarball instead of the bin cause I couldn't get the bin to work. After reading a few things on here I am thinking I probably could get the bin to work now, but that's behind me. Now I have a new problem.
How do I place a shortcut to the runlime.sh file in my LimeWire directory. It's in /home/LimeWire
I am running Mandrake 8.1/KDE if that helps.
When I run runlime.sh I have to open a terminal and type: sh ./runlime.sh I can't remember but I think I have to be in the /home/LimeWire directory. I try to simply "drag and drop" and link it that way, but I can't just click on the file that way.
I have no problem doing a cd /home/LimeWire and running sh ./runlime.sh but my wife does. She is a die hard XP fan and I am trying to show her the "light". She prefers the gui and point and click ideas of Win and always reboots my system into Win to search for a song or whatever on LimeWire on WinXP. I would really like to be able to have a desktop shortcut of the app for her just to click on so I don't have to continually restart my system to get back into Linux.
Right click on your desktop
Menu box pops up
Link to Application
Click on the gear symbol to choose an icon
Type in name of application
Choose execute tab
type in path to executable ie /home/yourname/limewire/execute
click ok and the short cut is created.
most probably the technique described by LinuzRulz won't work, what you need to do is just create a little bash script
save it under some meaningful name or whatever you prefer, and put it somewhere in your PATH
it will give you an output in which directory linux system looks for commands when you execute them without supplying ablsolute path.
And then go on with creating a shortcut described by LinuzRulz, but instead point to the newly created script. I usually put my own executables in bin directory in my home. My path contains this directory, so if I type my own command in any directory it is executed.
If you read the howto that came with the distro , it describes the exact procedure that I just outlined. I am sure that the other one described works as well.
I like to walk out the front door to get to the car, instead of going out the back door and going around the house.
Thanks for the ideas but it needs to open in a terminal or xterm screen. I can't get the screen to stay open. I check the box that says "run in terminal" and then sh runlime.sh and then ok. I click on the link and it doesn't keep the terminal window open. It just does a quick flash and that's it. I am not sure what to do. I will keep searching for an answer.
Ah, I'll surely get 3 different kinds of flames for this one...
Hey Boris! You answered my first question here at LQ back in the day. Look at me, I didn't even care to read your advice. What a n00b I was
Anyway, I wanted to see what I was like back then, and to see if I am like all newbs. Take the easiest answer, try it, if it doesn't work, give up. That's what I probably did here. Then I started trying again later, and found a solution...
Anyway, wanted to say thanks everyone, it's been great being here.
(Now I am ready for the beatings, etc for bringing up an old thread for absolutely no worthwhile reason...)
Not from work (they blocked the site ), but right below the d/l for the .bin, there is a link that says something like "if you do not see your OS click here", click it, and you'll see it. It's in small print.
That's pretty cool, Chad. I remember answering this post, to be fair enough I am no good at new names, so I didn't know I answered to a pal who was going to be back to back with me, thanks for bringing this post up, no flames, just have a great BirthDay, and send some cake over here, will ya?
Ok, now sandy: I didn't see any tarballs for LimeWire, but when you get the .bin file after download is completed, locate the file and change mod to include executable bit:
chmod 755 /path/to/limewireInstallFile.bin
and in the shell run either
You need Java installed in order to install LimeWire, so I won't be along to suggest getting gtk-gnutella from either http://sourceforge.net or http://freshmeat.net use their search engines to find the tarball.