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Old 12-09-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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Installing via YaST and RUNNING new apps

I am learning about SUSE 10 and mostly getting along well. However, I have had no success in RUNNING or even FINDING newly loaded applications added via YAST.

I selected several applications, games, etc using YAST. The installation welt well. YAST prompted me for the DVD and signaled that everything ended normally.

Now ... I can't find the applicatations on the system. They are on no menu I know about. If I find an executable and click on it, nothing happens.

This seems to be a common problem with new linux people, but I have not found anything posted that exactly matches what I have experienced.

Where does SUSE put newly loaded (from the installation CD) applications and how do you run them? Can they be put on the menu? How do you get a shortcut on the desktop if it is not already on the main menu?

Thanks. This is driving me crazy.
Old 12-09-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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1. You can find them in the Suse menu (if added there)
2. You can use the console to start the programs
3. Binaries are usually located in /bin, /usr/bin, etc.
4. You can add a desktop icon by right-click on the desktop and then edit the path to the executable.
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I tried it again and took careful notes about what was installed. I deleted and reinstalled a few .... this time as root.

I don't know if being root made a difference, but I noticed a few things. Some applications did install to the menu. Some did not. I guess that not all applications on the suse distribution dvd are going to install cleanly. The ones that did not install to the menu will be saved for another day.


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