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Old 03-07-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
sramelyk
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Were are all my applications?


I installed Mandrake 9.2 about 3-4 months ago.. I have slowly been trying to learn the OS when I have time.. Something that still seems to be hard for me is finding and starting applications once I install them.. Even all the applications that were installed when I installed 9.2.. Were are those apps?? I heard that something like 2000 applications are installed with a default mandrake installation.. Is it just that they are not on my kmenu?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 08:03 PM   #2
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take a look in some of the following:
/usr/bin
/usr/sbin
/usr/local/bin
/usr/local/sbin

for ex, in terminal type "ls /usr/bin | less"

 
Old 03-07-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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or you can try "which <filename>"
 
Old 03-07-2004, 08:51 PM   #4
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So there really is no graphical association made to an application when you install it.. It must always be added manually to the kmenu?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 09:28 PM   #5
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I heard that something like 2000 applications are installed with a default mandrake installation.. Is it just that they are not on my kmenu?
Most of those applications aren't meant to be used in a gui, giving them an icon on a menu would be pointless. (some do have X frontends or equivalent, like CD burner software typically use the program cdrecord and xman is a graphical version of man)

I've used Mandrake in the past but I don't remember if it updated the menu when installing an app, I know I've used distros that don't but I can't rmember which.
 
  


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