Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-13-2003, 07:27 PM   #1
LQ Guru
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,296

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
lignumCAD installation

i have installed lignumCAD. i have checked installed packages and the software installer for mandrake 9.1 shows me that the package does infact exist, however, i am unable to find a way to start the program so i can evaluate it. i also installed varicad and it created a start up link in the applications menu. i have checked for a start up link in kde and gnome and am still unable to find even a command that will start the program.i have searched the machine to even find the lignumCad install file or folder and cannot locate it. my questions are
1 has anyone else had this problem?
2 how can i locate installed packages from a file manager?
3 are there any special command to start a program?
thx in advance for any help.
Old 10-13-2003, 09:07 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Mineral, Virginia
Distribution: Debian 8
Posts: 7,893

Rep: Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339
To find out the name of the executable program open a terminal and type in:

rpm -ql lignumcad | less
This will give you a listing of every file installed as part of the lignumcad package. One of those files is the executable program.

Maybe the rpm package name is not lignumcad. Type in:
rpm -qa | less
and you will get the name of every rpm installed on your system.

" are there any special command to start a program?"

Once you find out what the executable program name is for lignumcad then you can type that name in to a command line, create a desktop icon to execute the program, or add it to a KDE or Gnome menu.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 10-14-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,296

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
thank you i have found it.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FC3 installation freezes at package installation tmussche Fedora - Installation 1 04-19-2005 07:56 PM
Mandrake 10.1 Installation hangs at Installation of Bootloader dnl Linux - Software 12 01-08-2005 06:48 AM
Installation doesn't recognize Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES installation cd bizkut Red Hat 2 08-15-2004 08:57 AM
Mandrake 9.2 installation program crashes in the final step of the installation iqbala Mandriva 0 12-03-2003 01:59 PM
GENTOO 1.4; Stage1 Installation: Installation freezes arthur1968 Linux - Hardware 1 08-28-2003 11:08 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration