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Where do they go?

Postby Ceilidh2 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:30 am

Hi.

I've recently downloaded a couple of packages through Software Manager (I run 17 MATE) and I can't find them in the Menu. The latest was memtester, which I expected to show up in System Tools, or Administration, but I can't find it anywhere, and it's not the first.

This command in a Terminal:

dpkg -l

produces a list with memtester in it, but I can't find a way to make it work.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Where do they go?

Postby jimallyn » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:30 am

Open a terminal and type memtester. It's installed into /usr/sbin/memtester.
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Re: Where do they go?

Postby nomko » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:43 am

Ceilidh2 wrote:Hi.
I've recently downloaded a couple of packages through Software Manager (I run 17 MATE) and I can't find them in the Menu. The latest was memtester, which I expected to show up in System Tools, or Administration, but I can't find it anywhere, and it's not the first.
This command in a Terminal:
dpkg -l
produces a list with memtester in it, but I can't find a way to make it work.
Thanks in advance.


I think you probably installed some terminal command line tools (cli) which won't show up in your menu, memetester is such a CLI tool.
If you remember which applications you installed, you can try to start them in the terminal.

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Re: Where do they go?

Postby Ceilidh2 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:43 am

Thanks guys.

Yep, found that, now how do I make it GO? In Terminal I tried "start memtester", "run memtester". No luck.
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Re: Where do they go?

Postby WharfRat » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:53 am

Ceilidh2 wrote:Thanks guys.

Yep, found that, now how do I make it GO? In Terminal I tried "start memtester", "run memtester". No luck.


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Re: Where do they go?

Postby Ceilidh2 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:16 pm

Hi Wharfrat.

Yeah, I get this:

graeme@graeme-F3E ~ $ memtester
memtester version 4.3.0 (32-bit)
Copyright (C) 2001-2012 Charles Cazabon.
Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (only).

pagesize is 4096
pagesizemask is 0xfffff000
need memory argument, in MB

Usage: memtester [-p physaddrbase [-d device]] <mem>[B|K|M|G] [loops]

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Re: Where do they go?

Postby Spearmint2 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:45 am

why don't you just run the one already on the boot menu of the LIVE DVD?
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Re: Where do they go?

Postby michaelltaylor » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:35 am

There are several different arguments you can use with memtester. To get help you can the manual with the following command...

man memtester


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