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i was wondering how i start some of the apps in /usr/bin. for example gcc? nothing happens when i double-click on it..help would be greatly appreciated...
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    how do i start certain applications?


    i was wondering how i start some of the apps in /usr/bin. for example gcc? nothing happens when i double-click on it..help would be greatly appreciated

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    Certain programs, gcc being one of them, start when you need them.
    For instance if you are compiling a package. Your computer will look to see if gcc is on your sstem and can be used.

    Other programs can be started by typing the command in a terminal or the run dialog box.
    For instance, firefox.
    You would type "firefox"
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    oh, great. thx you very much. now i know

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    can't get it to work...

    i tried to install screem, but it told me that i needed GLIB 2.5.6 or higher. so i installed GLIB 2.5.7 using the
    Code:
     ./configure
    then the
    Code:
    make
    and
    Code:
    make install
    but it still tells me that i need GLIB 2.5.6 or higher to install screem...why is that?

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