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Old 08-22-2003, 01:48 AM   #1
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ok i ran the dcgui rpm file and ummm i dont know how to run the program can someone plz help me out i am such a newbie lol thx for your help

William
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:37 AM   #2
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more info, what is dcgui? why did you install it, what does it do?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:37 AM   #3
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should be a case of opening a terminal and typing the name of the program

or

making a link on the desktop/panel to the appropriate executable
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:46 AM   #4
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I am not a newbie I know about installing a prog and running from trminal, dcgui has to be short, or an acronym for something, and you can read manual or help from the homepage of the project as well.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:51 AM   #5
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thx i looked throughand i found the executable thx very much for your help

William
 
Old 08-22-2003, 09:44 AM   #6
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How do you find the name of the program you've installed?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 09:57 AM   #7
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How do you find the name of the program you've installed?

I usually type $whereis packagename

It usually comes up with a listing for the file that you installed somewhere. Typically anything you install is going to show up in the /usr/bin directory. You can also check the man pages for the package you installed. It'll give you the instructions to run the program.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:04 PM   #8
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yeah all i did was look through my folders and i did find it in usr/bin so that is a place to look for any programs you installed
 
  


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