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Hello, I'm using mandriva (Mandrake) and I just installed programs with the install manager and I installed a lot of programs but I don't know where they are. Do I ...
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    Where did the programs go????


    Hello, I'm using mandriva (Mandrake) and I just installed programs with the install manager and I installed a lot of programs but I don't know where they are. Do I have to reboot? Do they automatically go to the menu? Thanks for the help.

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    Depends on the Window Manager and the Program itself. Not all programs add themselves/get added to desktop menus automatically.
    You might have to add them yourself or call them from the command line.

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    Hello - There's no need to reboot. As long as you got no obvious errors the programmes are on your system. One way to find out if they installed is to open a command line / terminal and type:

    man name_of_programme

    If the manual is there so is the programme. Most programmes don't automatically add themselves to your menu. Some do though ... it depends on the developer(s). In many cases you need to add them manually.

    Where are they? Most of them will be in a directory called /bin (short for binaries). In Windows you would call them executables.

    They can be run from your gui or from a command line. So you'll quickly find that using a CLI (command line) is useful and powerful.

    Say you have an application called wonk. To run it from a command line (assuming you're in the right directory) you would type:

    ./wonk and it should start. Sorry lakerdonald ... Dual post.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Thanks for the help but it's still not working. I downloaded the program (kmidi) and installed it but it said it is already installed. I know that is a gui program because I saw screenshots of it. I tried echo $PATH and looked in those directories but it isn't there. Any more ideas? Thanks again.

    ~Linux1245

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    So running:
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    kmidi
    doesn't work?

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