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Old 11-15-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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Post need help finding where this installed program went

Hi, First let me say if im posting to many questions just let me know, You have all been very helpfull and im geting around linux now pretty effortlessly in 2 days from your help and several websites. But i just installed this program called freeamp and i have no idea how to launch it, I went into the multimedia section in the menu and its not there and doesnt seem to be anywhere but i know its there cause when i search for it it comes up with its help files and a plugins folder and what seems to be the file itself. It did actually launch once when i clicked the file but now it wont so basically what i would like to know is how can i add this to the menu under the audio players or launch it? and also if its not to much trouble could someone recommend some good linux learning websites and good places for downloading linux software? Thanks once again for all the help.
Old 11-15-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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First of all I am a newbie too and am learning myself, so please tolerate me if I am wrong.
You can locate the file by 'whereis' or 'find' or rpm -qa | grep freeamp (if it's rpm package)

To run a program -> type ./progname or /fullpath/progname

To add menuitem in KDE run kmenuedit or right-click K Menu to select menu editor.

To learn Linux (which I am doing now) - Download the books from this site (Linux documentation project)

To get program - rpmfind, sourceforge, freshmeat

Hope this help :P.
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Hello Nick,

what window manager do you use, and
what type of file did you download for
installation (tar, rpm, ... )?

Old 11-15-2003, 06:08 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replys. It was a rpm file
Old 11-15-2003, 07:26 PM   #5
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You need not have to know where the file is, if it is in your path, which is very likely.

Files installed usually do not create a shortcut in Linux. But you can easily create a desktop shortcut. The command to be run by the shortcut may be simply 'freeamp' (if it is in your path). You can even change to default icon to the freeamp icon, if you want.

If you still need to know where freeamp was installed, as it does not happen to be in your path, then open a terminal window, and type:
which freeamp

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Old 11-15-2003, 08:30 PM   #6
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One thing to keep in mind, not all RPMs are constructed properly (unless they are made by the distro manufacturer themselves). Many times people leave off menu shortcuts, etc.

There are a number of different RPM commands that you should become familiar with:

rpm -qa (gives a complete list of all installed RPMs)
This is most often used like this: rpm -qa | grep package-name
This will tell if you if a specific package is installed.

rpm -qi package-name (shows an information page about that package)

rpm -qip package-name (displays the information page about a downloaded but not installed package)

rpm -ql package-name (displays all of the files and their locations)
Best used like this: rpm -ql package-name | more

rpm -qlp package-name (displays the files and their install location of a downloaded but not installed package).

rpm -Uvh package-name (upgrade an installed package with package specified (U), tell me everything that happens (v) and show progress (h))

rpm -ivh package-name (install a package, tell me everything that happens and show progress)

Old 11-16-2003, 01:04 AM   #7
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finding where installed software goes

The quickest way I've found to locate newly installed hardware (not necessarily the easiest) is to run "updatedb" at a command line and when that's done, run "locate <app name>"


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