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    Question Some Body Help


    i am a new user for linux .

    i need more help !

    i installed some programs ( rpm ) and i dont know how can i open this prog.


    pls help this poor user

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    Hi

    If you installed the rpms you're off to a good start. You just need to know the names of the packages. With luck the programmes will end up in your menu system and you'll be able to run them from your desktop.

    You could try opening a terminal (the icon looks like a TV screen) and running the name of the programme:

    Example
    You install a programme called hackme.rpm. Open a command line and type hackme.

    If this doesn't work type 'man hackme' (leave out the quotes!) to read the manual.

    Any luck?

    It's worth saying that most programmes depend on other software, so in our example hackme might need a library called libhackme.rpm and something to make the graphics work properly: qthackme-devel.rpm ...

    Tip: If the programme you installed doesn't immediately appear in your desktop menu, try logging out and back in again. It's dirty but it should work, and it saves long explanations about adding stuff to your menu.
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    Thumbs up thanks

    thank you for ur help ,

    and i will try to learn.


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    What fingal is saying is that all of your programs on Linux can be accessed by this command line. You need to have a terminal (window icon) open. From there, you can type-in all the command for programs to run. On top of that, you can run a certain file with this program. For example : "emacs filename.something" into a terminal window will open the file "filename.something" with the program "emacs".

    And that's the power of Linux.

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    thank you ,

    now i open my programs by terminal.

    i have short cut to yahoo messanger is ymessenger.kdelnk ,

    how can i open it from this shortcut ?

    another programs no shortcut found ?

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    This site is a good place to learn some command line stuff. It's good fun when you get into it.
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    thnaks fingal ,

    i visit that site it is v.good .

    i start to be famileir whith the terminal .

    i hope to reach a higher levels of using Linux.



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