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Whats Goin' On Here?

Postby derpie28 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:05 am

Hey, This is a real newbie question, but when I go to install packages, they appear in applications right? Well when I install "certain" applicatons, they say they install but i cant find them under applications or when i type it in the search bar... Is there some way to run them in the terminal? :?

P.S. Im using linux mint 14 :D
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Re: Whats Goin' On Here?

Postby Gord on Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:20 am

derpie28 wrote:when I install "certain" applicatons, they say they install but i cant find them under applications or when i type it in the search bar... Is there some way to run them in the terminal? :?

Probably. Can you give us an example of one of these "certain" applications you're talking about?
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Re: Whats Goin' On Here?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:24 am

Exactly, give some examples. Very probably you are installing command line applications, which indeed are intended to be run in the terminal. Those of course don't create a menu entry (that would be silly and pointless). Normally you run the progra just by typing its name (in lower case) in the terminal, check online documentation if it doesn't.
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Re: Whats Goin' On Here?

Postby derpie28 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:58 am

Oh, I installed remmina and its not anywhere in my applications, ans yes i did install it from software manager. It claims to be a gnome application.
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Re: Whats Goin' On Here?

Postby derpie28 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:02 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Those of course don't create a menu entry (that would be silly and pointless). Normally you run the progra just by typing its name (in lower case) in the terminal.


OH WAIT! it worked! Thanks! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Whats Goin' On Here?

Postby n180 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:16 am

Thanks, typing "remmina" in terminal worked for me too, after spending ages trying to figure out where it had disappeared to after install, when it did not appear in applications. I even read in a tutorial for using remmina, that after installing it on linux it you can access it via applications. Quite annoying for newbs. Out of curiosity, why does it not appear in applications and how can I create a shortcut icon for it to put it on desktop or panel if I can only access it through terminal?
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Re: Whats Goin' On Here?

Postby 900i on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:35 am

Install the gui that goes with it. Think it is remina-gtk or gui or somesuch. Open package manager ang search for it.

Scratch that, Just installed it myself and it works OK. Must have got mixed up with something else. Sorry. :?
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