I'm new to Linux. I'm using Mandrake 9.2 and KDE. What is happeneing is, I install programs such as AIM, Yahoo IM, Realplayer and no icons will be put on the desktop or in the K-menu (I think that's what it is called, I'm sorry
). When I install the programs everything seems to go fine. I log in as root and install them that way, but the only way to run the programs I install is to go and find the exeecutable file (the files with the little gears as icons) and copy it to my desktop (the program will run fine and all). My question is am I doing something wrong or is it supposed to happen that way? I appreciate the help and if I left out any important info that you would need to know to answer my question, just ask. I will be checking periodically. I'm sorry if I did leave out info, but again I'm new to Linux and I'm not really sure what info you would need.