hourglass without results
this happens to me alot with alot of different programs. usually if I run them from the console
it will give me an error message that explains what went wrong. usually this happens to from the get-go on many, but often has started to be a problem with programs after changing some configuration or installing new progs. this was horribly frustrating at first but the error messages have helped and I found that if I install all the packages I want in the beginning
(ie- at installation or at first boot) this problem is minimised.