LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > CentOS
User Name
Password
CentOS This forum is for the discussion of CentOS Linux. Note: This forum does not have any official participation.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2016, 05:35 PM   #1
guy_cabelario
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2016
Distribution: centOS 7
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question new install centOS 7 some applications not opening from either favourites or applications menu


hello...first time with centOS...10 + years (off and on) with linux
some applications are not opening...i get the 'bouncing' icon when i select an application...then the icon disappears...nothing 'opened'...
...using a thinkpad t500...any ideas?
 
Old 07-06-2016, 07:35 PM   #2
jefro
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 19,001

Rep: Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878Reputation: 2878
Hello and welcome to LQ.

Should work. (not helpful huh?)

Might be that your ram is too low or slow swap or defective install.

I assume that you mean that default applications are not working correct?
 
Old 07-07-2016, 11:59 AM   #3
guy_cabelario
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2016
Distribution: centOS 7
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
new install centOS 7 some applications not opening from either favourites or applications menu

hello jefro
thank you for replying...the problem is with BlueDevil not connecting...i have another issue as well - lxmusic did not come with the system...how do i install using the repositories?

thank you for your attenetion to my issues
guy_cabelario
 
Old 07-07-2016, 01:42 PM   #4
notKlaatu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2010
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora, NetBSD
Posts: 1,071

Rep: Reputation: 724Reputation: 724Reputation: 724Reputation: 724Reputation: 724Reputation: 724Reputation: 724
Try launching the application from a terminal, then paste the output that appears in the terminal here, in code tags.

I use Red Hat on servers, but in my experience it's been fairly unpleasant on the desktop; just not enough everyday-user packages. lxqt is in EPEL, for instance, but lxmusic is not.

However, it being Linux, of course it can be done, mostly by borrowing from the hard work of the Fedora devs:

1. Install RPM Development Tools:

Code:
$ sudo yum grouplist -v 
$ sudo yum groupinstall fedora-packager
2. Grab the source RPM for lxmusic from Fedora

3. And then build it for your system:

Code:
$ rpmbuild --rebuild lxmusic-0.4.7-1.fc24.src.rpm
4. Install with yum...

Code:
$ sudo yum install rpmbuild/RPMS/`uname -m`/lxmusic*centos*rpm

Last edited by notKlaatu; 07-07-2016 at 03:12 PM. Reason: clarified what steps need root privs, also path to rebuilt package
 
Old 07-07-2016, 02:50 PM   #5
guy_cabelario
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2016
Distribution: centOS 7
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
thank you notKlaatu

"Try launching the application from a terminal, then paste the output that appears in the terminal here, in code tags." what terminal command would i use to launch BlueDevil ? and what are code tags?

when i ran: sudo yum groupinstall fedora-packager
i got this:

Warning: group fedora-packager does not exist.

interestingly there were 2 links originally in your reply that pointed to facebook...however the links have disappeared...one link was "Development Tools" the other was in the first line though i can't remember which words exactly...weird...
 
Old 07-08-2016, 12:40 AM   #6
guy_cabelario
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2016
Distribution: centOS 7
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
hello again...the situation with two of the links you provided linking to ads rather than to the file as described...when i opened the forum before i signed in...i looked at the reply from 'notKlaatu'...that is when hovering over two of the links provided opened to an ad...however when i signed in and scrolled to the reply from 'notKlaatu' there were no ads on hover on the links...weird...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Automatically update "Applications" menu entries from /opt/local/share/applications nomadoro Linux - General 2 08-25-2012 07:26 AM
Android applications review site, lists and your favourites? Novatian Linux - Mobile 1 08-04-2012 07:48 AM
Menu bar tags blank in various applications after Ubuntu install utahan Linux - Software 2 01-13-2009 11:44 AM
Why cant I install applications? on Add/Remove Applications totaldisaster Ubuntu 2 04-13-2008 01:02 AM
Adding new applications to "Applications" menu scng Fedora 1 07-03-2005 12:02 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > CentOS

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration