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Old 02-23-2001, 06:50 PM   #1
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I recently downloaded eMusic, an MP3 player and then compiled the program according to the directions that were included with the software. Everything seemed to go OK and I didn't get any error messages that stuck out to me. Now, my question is: How do I run the software that I just compiled? I found an entry for eMusic in my Home directory and double-clicked on it, but nothing happened. I don't see an entry anywhere in the menus on my desktop either. What am I missing? I'm using Red Hat 7.0 with a Gnome desktop. Thanks for your help!
Old 02-23-2001, 10:04 PM   #2
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You might want to try and manually type the program name in a terminal window from the directory you compiled and created it. Or just type the full path of where it is located at.

Where did you download the software from? Most likely they would have documentation of how to use and install. After compiling, you should always read the readme or installation files that come with most Linux apps and programs.
Old 02-24-2001, 10:11 AM   #3
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Most programs in Linux doesn't add an icon to the 'start'-menu automatically. This since many programs are used mainly from commandlines.

To find a program in linux I usually use the command whereis, this command relly on a database over all files at the system. To update that data base run the command:

# updatedb

Now you should be able to find the programfile with whereis or if that don't work use locate. When you know the location of the main program then add a menu-entry like this.

As root open "gnome menu-programs-settings-menu editor"
Go to multimedia and add a "new item"


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