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Old 05-05-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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how to run programs?


i'm a total
so far i was able to install gkrellm (not to compile the code though) but i can't find the program in the program list. So i searched this website and found out i could use the terminal to load up the program. But the thing is, if i close the terminal after loading gkrellm, it closes gkrellm also... are there any other ways to open programs?

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Old 05-05-2004, 07:14 PM   #2
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if you add an ampersand after the command, the program will stay open when you close the terminal:

gkrellm &

you could also put that in a startup script depending on what desktop or window manager you use so it opens when you launch your gui.

(btw, wrong forum. )
 
Old 05-05-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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um it ain't quite working, it loads the app but when i quit the terminal i closes the app also. about the startup script... i was about to ask how to do this?
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:11 PM   #4
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are you closing the terminal by typing "exit" or by clicking the x?

what desktop gui are you using?
 
Old 05-05-2004, 11:25 PM   #5
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i always click on the button... i dont even know the codes for the terminal yet. im using kde the one that comes with mandrake 10...
 
Old 05-06-2004, 03:42 AM   #6
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Hi mateji. Welcome to LQ.

You really should take care where you are posting your problems. The best place for a problem is not The Website Questions & Suggestions forum. You should post your probs. in the forums best suited for your problems, to get the best possible reply/solution. As yours is a software problem, you should have posted in the Software forum.

Regards.
 
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