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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?
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.
Last edited by blastradius; 08-24-2005 at 07:37 AM.
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.............
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.
Last edited by mark_alfred; 09-12-2005 at 12:22 AM.
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.