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Old 03-03-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Where did the download go?

I just installed xawtv with slackins and now i cant find it anywhere. i restarted my computer but its still not in the menu's. can someone tell me where it went. thx
Old 03-03-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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It is not uncommon to download and install something and have it not add a launcher in the GUI menu system. Best thing to do at this point is to try running it from command line, i.e. '$ xawtv'. Hopefully it'll be in your environment path, otherwise, you'll have to use full path and file name, e.g. '$ /usr/bin/xawtv'

If you continue to have problems finding it, then can try command like 'slocate xawtv' to try and get the system to show you it's location. Might be who of you to research the xawtv home page:

Once you sort out how to start it from command line, then can add it to the GUI menu or (depending on the windows manager) make a desktop launch icon.
Old 03-03-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
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what distro are you running, and what window manager/desktop environment are you using?
also, try opening a terminal, and typing part of the name, then hitting tab a few times, and looking to see if the name of the program comes up in the list. if so, just finish typing the name, hit enter and see what happens.
not all programs make it into the "menus" for one reason or another.


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