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I downloaded and installed frozen-bubble for Mandriva (the binary), but I don't know how to start the program/game. How do I do this? Linux is a very puzzling operating system....
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    How do I start a program?


    I downloaded and installed frozen-bubble for Mandriva (the binary), but I don't know how to start the program/game. How do I do this? Linux is a very puzzling operating system.

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    Can you tell us how you downloaded this? Did you find it on a website, or did you use a package manager to install it?

    How did you install it?
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    I went here:

    frozen-bubble.org/downloads

    and from there I clicked on a link that downloaded the package and installed it immediately.

    "Mandriva 2006 ... Cooker* on i586 (19.6 MB): frozen-bubble-2.1.0-0.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm" - This was before the download link

    It says it's a binary.

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    Ah, so you downloaded the *.rpm file, and it automatically installed it?

    You can probably start it, by looking in the applications menu. It's probably in a sub-menu called "games".

    Also, you could try starting it by typing "frozen-bubble", or something similar, at the command line.
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    Thanks! The frozen-bubble command line did the trick!

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