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Old 12-16-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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Dumb easy question

Ok, just installed an RPM (everybuddy), now in the windows world, the program would end up in the start-->programs -->everybuddy.. now installing rpm, it just does its thing and the installation box disappears, leaving me wondering.. "how do I start my program?"
I am using KDE3.1 on Mandrake 9.2..

Stupid question I know... but please help me out.
Old 12-16-2003, 09:23 PM   #2
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type everybuddy at the command line. You can use the KDE menu editor to add programs to the KDE menu as well.
Old 12-16-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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Not sure about Mandrake and it might be the same as in Redhat but you might try and find the executable in the /usr/local directory and if you successfully find it then you can create a link to the application and put it on your desktop. Hope that helped in some way
Old 12-16-2003, 10:13 PM   #4
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If you don't want to leave a shell window open the whole time everybuddy is open, you can hit ALT+F2 and type everybuddy there.
Old 12-17-2003, 12:39 AM   #5
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Let us know what worked for you so that it can benifit others in the communit......thanx
Old 12-17-2003, 09:21 AM   #6
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hi there,

if you want to create a desktop icon for everybuddy or you just want to know where to find the binaries, type

whereis everybuddy

which should tell you where to find it.




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