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Old 08-24-2005, 02:28 AM   #1
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HELP! Can't find my new installed programs.


Iím still trying to find out what has happened to my game installs. Iíve installed Tuxracer + Lxdoom and I can see their files in /usr/share/games but I canít find them either in the menu or in /usr/bin.
They wonít run from the command line either.
Why doesnít Hoary add programs to the start menu and how can I do it manually?
And why is it that some installed programs show up in /usr/bin so I can do a Ďlink to applicationí, and some donít?

Thanks in advance.

Eric
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:07 AM   #2
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have you tried running 'slocate' to find the files?

# slocate -u
# slocate doom
etc

I'm sure there will be an executable file for each.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:30 AM   #3
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I tried :-

sudo updatedb
locate tuxracer

and found nothing although as i said i can see the files (although not an .exe) in /usr/share/games.

I've never had this problem before. Everthing's always been in /usr/bin!

Isn't there some way of auto-adding installed software to the menu?? Seem to me that a lot of programs that would have auto-installed in another distro don't in Ubuntu! Ubuntu is my favorite distro (easily) and this is my only gripe with it.

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Old 08-24-2005, 07:11 AM   #4
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there's no such thing as an .exe in unix. this is 100% a windows thing

If you read the info that comes with the package it will tell you where everthing is installed. also apt that is used to install the software will keep logs of where everything is installed. so i would suggest looking through those. if you didn't use apt the package info will be your winner....

in my experience lots of things do add to the menu automatically. I guess it just depends on the nature of the package in question.............
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:54 AM   #5
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I found that a lot of packages I could not find at first were all listed under Applications ---> Debian---->Apps, Games, System etc....


peace V
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:05 AM   #6
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I'm at work at the moment so can't check but i don't remember any Debian----->apps entry in the menu? Is it something else i've not done?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:23 AM   #7
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In Ubuntu I use Xfce 4, in the menu list there is a Debian entry. In Debian Sarge I use gnome and the Debian entry is listed at the bottom of Applications.


peace V
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:48 AM   #8
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Strange? I'm using KDE (Ubuntu+KDE) and i don't have any Debian entry in the menu. This must be the problem.
The question is, how can i enable it in KDE?

Anyone know the answer to that one? it would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:53 AM   #9
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I forget how to do it because I have not used KDE in quite some time, but if I remember correctly under desktop configuration you may have to enable the entry so that is shows up in your menu list.


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Old 08-24-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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Games are in ubuntu always ionstalled in /usr/games.

Menu entries can be done easily by hand if not done automatically.

KDE offers its menu editor, for Gnome 2.10 I have posted a short HOWTo on the other thread you just started. Essentially you need to add a Desktop Entry file into /usr/share/applications.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 11:15 PM   #11
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In Debian and its derivatives, games are in usr/games (most programs are in usr/bin). To find things, run, as root, in your terminal, updatedb. Then, run the command locate (ie, locate lxdoom). Once the database is updated, you don't need to run updatedb again, unless you make changes to your files.

Even if you can't find a program, if you know it's name, you usually can run it. Press the alt key, along with F2, and then in the Run Application box, type in the name of the program (ie, lxdoom) and it should work.

prboom is the updated version of lxdoom, if you're interested. When you first start it, type prboom -width 640 -height 400, which should get fullscreen mode going.

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Old 09-12-2005, 11:31 AM   #12
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Try:

kappfinder

This program finds apps to add to your kmenu. Otherwise, you can edit your menu and add the ntries manually. I agree it would be nice if there was a better way. Fedora seems to have taken care of this issue - I'm not sure why debian/ubuntu haven't.
 
  


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