Re: Linux Newbie.
- From: houghi <houghi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 22:11:43 +0200
Rob Williams wrote:
Hi all. First post on this NG. I've finally moved over to Linux (Suse
9.3), after my ailing XP laptop finally gave up the ghost.
My question (and this DOES sound stupid), if i need to install programs
and place an icon on the desktop, how do i do it? Am i right in thinking
that it's a different process than with Windows.
Installation is done by YaST. Most likely you are running KDE, so what
you do is first install the program with YaST, then right click on the
There can be different issues. It could be that you do not know where
the program is located. You can solve this by openeing a termial an type
`which program` e.g. houghi@penne : which kate
So it is located at `/opt/kde3/bin/kate`.
It can also be that the name of the program is not as you expected.
Linux is case sensative and e.g. MPlayer is actually gmplayer.
You can first look in the menu. Edit the menu and look what it is
Another way to look for it is pin. e.g. `pin slrn` geves me an answer of
(among other things)
The `*` means it is an executable.
Last but not least there is `rpm -ql program` which gives you a list.
Look at the files in directories called bin or sbin or the like.
houghi Please do not toppost http://houghi.org
Let's not be too tough on our own ignorance. It's the thing that makes
America great. If America weren't incomparably ignorant, how could we
have tolerated the last eight years? -- Frank Zappa, in 1988
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