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Old 11-11-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Arch linux some software wont open


I have just installed arch linux 2008.06 i installed openbox as my gui and when i choose things from the menu for instance Xchat it will do nothing at all and when i try and run it from xterm

[xray7224@myhost ~]$ xchat
bash: xchat: command not found

after "su"

bash-3.2# xchat
bash: xchat: command not found

after "su -"

[root@myhost ~]# xchat
-bash: xchat: command not found

i thought maybe it could have been user permissions but like i have just shown its not because root will not run it ether im not sure what it could be.

System Specs:
RAM = 2gb
CPU = Intel 1.42Ghz Duel core
GUI = openbox
Distro = Arch Linux 2008.06
GPU = Intel GMA X3100

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me
Old 11-11-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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On my system, xchat is not installed by default:
[mherring@mystical play]$ pacman -Q|grep xchat
[mherring@mystical play]$ pacman -Sl|grep xchat
extra xchat 2.8.6-2
extra xchat-gnome 0.18-2
community xchat-systray-integration 2.4.5-1
community xchatosd 5.19-1
I don't know about Openbox, but XFCE puts things in the menus that are not actually installed.

Learn to use these in your sleep:
pacman -Q|grep something
pacman -Sl|grep something
Old 11-12-2008, 01:14 AM   #3
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ah right ok thanks i think that has solved my problem
Old 11-12-2008, 02:07 AM   #4
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Openbox doesn't auto-generate it's menus by default, the menu that comes in the package is just an example.
Old 11-12-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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Ah thanks ill remeber that ill try and work out how to edit them


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