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Old 06-05-2002, 10:29 PM   #1
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Silly Question

Newbie here with a silly question. I have Linux SuSE 8.0 Professional. I installed the Edutainment > Astronomy program. After installing, I clicked on the little cogwheel thing (Start button) at the bottom left in KDE. I saw the name of the astronomy package thingy at the top of the list, so I click and dragged it onto the desktop and clicked on Link.

Now it's gone. Where did it go? How can I find the astronomy program? It wont let me re-install it either. =( Please help

Thank you for any replies.

Old 06-05-2002, 11:30 PM   #2
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ok first find the astronomy thingy executable - I suppose you know the name of the package and it is an rpm, then run
rpm -qs thenameofthepackage
find the location of excutable, right click on the desktop choose new=>link to application, fill in the blanks, and you got yourself an icon on the desktop linked to the application, now if you want to put it in the K menu open up an Xterm
[shell_prompt]# cd .kde/share/applink
[shell_prompt]# ls
you should see files with .desktop exention, see what's inside these files and create a new file application_name.desktop with contents similar to all the .desktop files just put the name of executable relevant to the application.

I hope it's clear.


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