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Old 09-09-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
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newly installed programs...


I'm using Mandrake 9.1 w/ KDE and when I install programs they don't show up right away in the K menu, instead appearing almost randomly. Why is this, and/or how do I fix it so they show up right away?

Old 09-09-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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In KDE, if you right click on your desktop (or click the file menu - ) and click "Add new > link to application..." and link to the program that way.

Thats the way I found to work, but don't know if it's the right way!
Old 09-10-2003, 09:41 AM   #3
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Okay, but here's a newbie response... when you install programs, where do they install to?

I install via right-clicking on the rpm file and selecting 'installer'. It tells me if any dependencies are needed (and gets them), then says installed successfully. But I don't know what the install path is to find the executable.

Or better yet, what's the linux version of 'C:\program files\...'

thanks for your help


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