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Old 10-16-2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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Progs installed but dont run???

I have Installed wine and limewire, as well as some more. But I dont know how to run them or where to find them. I have looked in google for andwers for hours but i'm stuip and i dont get some of the things they say. Please but intructions in lamens terms.
Mabye linux is not for me but i have no choice but to learn so please help me. And i aslo want to learn so dont get me wrong.

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Old 10-16-2003, 11:16 PM   #2
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Binaries are usually installed in a bin directory. Look in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin. Maybe they're in /opt, or in another subdirectory of /usr. Try using the find command to locate one of the binaries. Once you've found out where they are, make sure they're listed on your path.

From a terminal, run commands like:
ls /usr/local/bin/wine
Or try find:
cd /usr
find -name wine
To check your path:
echo $PATH
If the directory containing your binary isn't listed in your path, you can't run it with a normal run command.
Old 10-17-2003, 06:27 AM   #3
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Open a terminal. type in "whereis wine" or "whereis limewire" . You should get an answer as to where the program is. Then to run the program type in either "limewire", or the stuff that the whereis command tells you - "/usr/local/bin/limewire". If you are installing the Mandrake rpms for these programs then they should automatically put an entry into your menu, (for the programs that can be run that way, limewire can be, wine cannot). If there is no entry for the program then you can open Menudrake (Configuration > Other > Menudrake) and add those programs to your menu (put in the stuff that the whereis command tells you in the menu entry, or whatever command you use to run the command from the terminal).


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