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Old 04-18-2005, 10:43 PM   #1
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How do I run an application?


I started with a .rpm file, I finally figured out how to convert it to a .deb file.
Since then I have spent two+ hours trying to figure out how to run the application.

Can someone please give me the clue I obviously don't have?

Knoppix 3.7 installed to the HDD.
KDE

I'm totally frustrated with this...

Thanks
Mike
 
Old 04-18-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
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What are you trying to run?

going in the terminal and type
/path/to/the/binary

would probably do the trick
 
Old 04-18-2005, 10:56 PM   #3
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I'm trying to run an application called Linrad. Is there no way to run this application without going into the terminal. As in point, click, there it is?
 
Old 04-18-2005, 11:03 PM   #4
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Try right click on the DeskTop and Link to application. look for it in your /usr/bin folder. That's the easy way unless there is something I am missing here....

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Old 04-18-2005, 11:06 PM   #5
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I'll try it. Many thanks.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 11:18 PM   #6
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Sorry, there is no Link to application contained in the options on the desktop, and the file does not appear in the /usr/bin folder.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 11:31 PM   #7
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Sorry, It should be under "create new" >> "file" >> "link to application" I have used knoppix (not HD install though) and it should be there, although It may have installed the application in your /home folder. use Konqueror and see if it's there.

Do you have a full Install or poor mans install...? If so it would still write to a ramdisk.

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Old 04-18-2005, 11:42 PM   #8
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I'm using a full install. Knoppix is by far the best distro i have tried. it detects my sound card, and also connects me to my local network and the internet.. no sweat. Didn't like mandrake, Fedora, or SuSE. Ok, thanks again.. I'll try this...
 
Old 04-18-2005, 11:54 PM   #9
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That led me back th the home folder where the .deb package is. I had seen that with konquerer. is it in the .deb package, and I have to try to get it out of there?

I've had it for the night. Thanks for the ideas. Maybe you will have a brain storm during the night.

Please keep telling me Linux is simpler than windows.

GN
Mike
 
Old 04-19-2005, 12:03 AM   #10
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Hmmm, you might try opening a terminal and using whereis

whereis linrad

If that is the name of the executable for the program, but it seems logical that it would be.

Oh! no one said Linux is easier just better.

KC
 
Old 04-19-2005, 07:32 AM   #11
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Good Morning:

I happened to think, after I hit the sack last night, that the 3 files in the .deb file are read only. Do I need to try to change the attributes? If so, where, how? (they pop up in a listing when I try to run the application by clicking on the .deb file)

Mike
 
Old 04-19-2005, 09:57 AM   #12
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Well Gang:

I'm about to be convinced that you can't run applications in Linux. They just sit there and laugh at you while you plunk away at various items on the screen. I have extracted, aliened, clicked, cursed, and threatened everything I can find pertaining to my application, and I can't make it run.
 
  


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