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Finally! I actually got linux onto my hard-drive! but now a little problem has snagged my attention. I can't actually install anything (both compiled and .rpm). It does actually install, ...
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    Linux Newbie danvds3's Avatar
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    Unhappy I can't install any linux programs...


    Finally! I actually got linux onto my hard-drive! but now a little problem has snagged my attention. I can't actually install anything (both compiled and .rpm). It does actually install, but I can't find any of the 5 programs I "successfully" installed. I'll show you proof that I actually did install it correctly:-





    OK, so it says it's "installed" but I can't find the program anywhere (tried looking in the /bin folder and every single menu I could find). It just shows the pre-loaded software. These programs don't even show up on "install/uninstall software" under apps/system in the menu. I don't know what to do at all, I can't use wine, xirc chat, and many other programs that I need. I really am stuck. Is there any way I can run this so-called "Already Installed" software!!!??

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    Have you tried launching them from the command line ?

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    Programs installed by you are usually on /usr/bin NOT /bin
    There are also programs that don't have a graphical interface by default
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    Linux Newbie danvds3's Avatar
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    OK!!!! all it took was 5 seconds! i went into /usr/bin and waited then every program popped up!! including wine! i went into terminal and typed "wine" and it was all intact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm really glad I know how to install a prog on linux now. I've set up some launchers (shortcuts) on my desktop and app menu.

    Thanks a bunch mate,
    you've sorted out my problem!!!

    although I couldn't find xchat, oh well i didn't want it!

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