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Old 03-16-2016, 09:04 AM   #1
Hatman KZN
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Red face Lifeograph download for Mint 17.3 installs but cannot be found in the Applications menu


I must be the dumbest dummy ever. (plus tax and transport)

I have just downloaded and installed Lifeograph.
I went into Administration, software manager, all packages
and typed Lifeograph in the little search window.

When it came up I selected it and clicked install.

The installation went smoothly and it shows that it is installed but I cannot find it anywhere in the Applications menu or anywhere else.
I have tried reinstalling it with the same result.

I then tried (sudo apt-get lifeograph ) in the terminal and that tells me the it is an invalid operation

What is this old duffer doing wrong this time?
 
Old 03-16-2016, 11:12 AM   #2
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In my Debian Wheezy, lifeograph shows in the Utilities menu.

Code:
 sudo apt-get lifeograph
should be
Code:
sudo apt-get install lifeograph
 
Old 03-16-2016, 02:31 PM   #3
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I assume you're using Cinnamon as your desktop environment.

I just installed the package and am experiencing the same as you.

So, to add it to the program launcher manually:

. Menu->Applications->Menu Editor

. Highlight the category you want (e.g. Accessories) and click the + in the top left-hand corner->Add Launcher

. Click on the bold "New Launcher" at the top, change to Lifeograph, and hit Enter

. Command: /usr/bin/lifeograph

. Click on the Save Launcher button to the right of the + in the top left-hand corner

Job done.



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Old 03-17-2016, 02:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for your response.
I am unfortunately not using Cinnamon but Mate and my "Menu" does not have that + sign you mentioned so I do not have a path to create a launcher.
I also do not have the "editor" tag.

The /usr/bin/lifeograph command brings up Lifeograph manual only and not the app.



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Old 03-17-2016, 05:58 AM   #5
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For MATE:

. Right click on Menu button->Edit menu

. Highlight the category you want (e.g. Accessories) and click the +New Item on the right hand side

. Name: Lifeograph

. Command: /usr/bin/lifeograph

. Close

When I run Lifeograph on my system, the first thing it (sometimes) shows is a splash page with a pithy comment - clicking "Continue" takes you through to the main application (a rather sparse window) where you create new diaries or manuals. I've never used the application before so don't know any more about it.

Can I suggest that, to make it easier for support in the future when it has a desktop environment aspect to it, you add Linux Mint 17.3 MATE to your Linux Questions details that show up when you post:

Quick Links->Edit Your Details->Distribution (right down at the bottom)

Let us know how you get on!
 
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:25 AM   #6
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Hi hydrurga

Thank you for your explicitly detailed instructions.
Just what an old duffer like me needs.
I so envy you your knowledge.

I followed your instructions step by step exactly and the app showed up with the X highlighted in the editing menu.
It is however, still missing from the normal menu nor is it in any of the sub menus.

Did I miss something?



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Old 03-17-2016, 08:33 AM   #7
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In the editing menu, which of the categories on the left is highlighted when you can see Lifeograph with its x?
 
Old 03-17-2016, 08:55 AM   #8
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Only the title APPLICATIONS.

lifeograph is then listed in the same list as Accessories - Games - Graphics - Internet etc
 
Old 03-17-2016, 08:58 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Only the title APPLICATIONS.

lifeograph is then listed in the same list as Accessories - Games - Graphics - Internet etc
Ok. Go through my instructions again, but this time make sure that you click on Accessories to highlight it before adding Lifeograph.

Edit: For info, I'll be away for a few hours but will check this thread when I get back.

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Old 03-17-2016, 09:24 AM   #10
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YES - YES - YES.
THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU

As usual I misread half the instructions.
I need to learn to pay closer attention.

can the "/usr/bin/(app name)" be used to list all other new apps?




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Old 03-17-2016, 12:52 PM   #11
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YES - YES - YES.
THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU

As usual I misread half the instructions.
I need to learn to pay closer attention.

can the "/usr/bin/(app name)" be used to list all other new apps?
Great!

Often. If you type the following command on your command line:

Code:
echo $PATH
you will see all the directories where binaries (executables) are normally kept, separated by colons.

Sometimes the name of the executable may not be exactly the same as the main name under which the app is known, so it's good to keep that in mind.




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