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Old 03-30-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
cclavey
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Really Lame Question


And I mean really lame
How can access GNOME programs in KDE? When I installed GAIM, it only installed in my GNOME directory. How can I access it in KDE? I tried putting gaim in terminal. Now, it just sits there, running the command. I feel really lame asking this...

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Old 03-30-2003, 04:57 PM   #2
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theres a few ways you could do it, either run from CLI (terminal) but whack a '&' after to run in background ie ...

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gaim &
or, create a shortcut on your desktop which executes the program (gaim), I cant quite remember how to do this in KDE since I havnt used it in a while, theres a load of other ways aswell, but these are probably the easiest, hope this helps a bit

PS. Sorry if any of that sounded patronising

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Old 03-30-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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Not at all patronsisingish. Thanks!
 
Old 03-30-2003, 07:28 PM   #4
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OK, I ran that, and the first time, it worked. Now, it doesn't want to!
 
Old 03-30-2003, 08:55 PM   #5
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hmmmm...its possible that it still is running in the background. Do:

ps -aux | grep gaim

to see if it is running. Try killing the gaim process and then starting it again with:

gaim&

as phoeniXflame said.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 08:59 PM   #6
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Yup. It was running in the background, I could also see it with "top". Thanks
 
  


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