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Old 03-23-2005, 02:15 AM   #1
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Where are my newly installed programs


I hope this question has not been asked and answered, I am not really sure just how to configure the search function to find an answer to my question.

I am currently running Mandrake 9.2 from The Complete Linux Handbook 2 dual boot with Windoze XP Home. I have all the default file trees and have not changed anything at all.

I am just experimenting right now. I would love to migrate to Linux, but, there are still some things I cannot do in Linux, so, I cannot move completely to Linux as of yet.

I tried over and over to load Airsnort and get it working manually because I did not know that an .rpm existed. I worked and worked installing dependencies and running into a brick wall, so, I ended up deleting everything and re-installing Linux fresh and ran the .rpm and got Airsnort working.

The problem is this. Being a Windoze expert of sorts, I am used to installing a program and then simply clicking on Start, All Programs, and then my newly installed program. With MDK this does not seem to work. I looked and looked, and it does not seem to be on the K menu anywhere. How do I go about getting this and other programs that I load into a shortcut on the K menu like it just shows up in Windoze?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A Linux complete newbie- Glen
 
Old 03-23-2005, 03:04 AM   #2
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Try this out:
in a terminal window as SuperUser issue the command "update-menus -v" without the quotation marks
 
Old 03-28-2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.

I am not sure if this worked or not. There does not seem to be any updates to my shortcuts
even though I know I added some applications. I suppose one problem may be is that I am not
exactly sure where to look. I am too used to Windoze, and there is at least 1 application that
I am pretty sure there is no sub for in any flavor of Linux.

Here is what was printed in the box after I issued the above command:

[root@localhost glen]# update-menus -v
[root@localhost glen]# Update-menus[8046]: Dpkg not locking dpkg status area. Good.
Update-menus[8046]: Reading installed packages...
Update-menus[8046]: Reading translate info in /etc/menu-methods/translate_menus
Update-menus[8046]: Reading menuentryfiles in /etc/menu/
Update-menus[8046]: Reading menuentryfiles in /usr/lib/menu/
Update-menus[8046]: Reading menuentryfiles in /usr/lib/menu/default/
Update-menus[8046]: Running menu-methods in /etc/menu-methods/
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods//menu
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods//kde3
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods//gnome
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods//twm
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods//icewm
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods//gnome-mime-data-applications
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods//gnome-mime-data-keys
Update-menus[8046]: Reading translate info in /etc/menu-methods/translate_menus
Update-menus[8046]: Reading menuentryfiles in /etc/menu/simplified/
Update-menus[8046]: Reading menuentryfiles in /usr/lib/menu/simplified/
Update-menus[8046]: Running menu-methods in /etc/menu-methods/simplified/
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods/simplified//kde3
Update-menus[8046]: Running method:/etc/menu-methods/simplified//gnome
[root@localhost glen]#

Thanks for any more assistance!
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:14 AM   #4
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Another one to try is "kappfinder", just type that in a terminal window or the run command box.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:46 PM   #5
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This seems to begin to work. I get a box that finds all sorts of applications,
most of them part of Gnome.

The newly installed applications do not show up, but, even if I try to select
a few of them, I get this:

[root@localhost glen]# kappfinder
Loading required GL library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2
Loading required GL library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2
kbuildsycoca running...
kbuildsycoca running...
kbuildsycoca running...
kbuildsycoca running...
kbuildsycoca running...
[root@localhost glen]# Mutex destroy failure: Device or resource busy

Again, thanks, I am trying to work thru this!

Glen
 
  


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