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    Default Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    Hello I just noticed it today but when I download something from yast most of the time I cant find it anywhere (beagle search brings up nothing and it's not in the list of recently installed programs) such programs as p7zip,gqcam, black-out and blobbyvolley games just to name a few. I upgraded to kde4 awhile back and also did
    mv /home/username*/.kde4 .kde4old
    mv /home/username*/.kde .kdeold
    would that have anything to do with it?

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    threatingbehaviour wrote:

    > Hello I just noticed it today but when I download something from yast
    > most of the time I cant find it anywhere


    What app did you install? If it provided a binary, you can find it
    with "whereis" command.

    I.e., "whereis java" will show you the path of some java files.

    > (beagle search brings up
    > nothing and it's not in the list of recently installed programs) such
    > programs as p7zip,gqcam, black-out and blobbyvolley games just to name a
    > few. I upgraded to kde4 awhile back and also did
    > mv /home/username*/.kde4 .kde4old
    > mv /home/username*/.kde .kdeold
    > would that have anything to do with it?


    Dunno, but I guess no, as ~/.kde|4 folders mostly stores user configurations
    files and no programs :-?

    Greetings,

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    Camalen

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    Default Re: Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    well it was something I've noticed when I installed a few games like the ones I mentioned...and I totally worded it wrong..I can open apps such as blobbyvolley game and gqcam from the terminal but they are no where to found in the searches or under the subfolder where they belongs(games and multimedia) and as for p7zip I was mistaking it with q7z so I know that's why that one didn't turn up in the searches but as for the others I'm not sure if they were only meant to be opened from a terminal, or if something is wrong.

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    Default Re: Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    You need to do a "whereis" to find the binaries.. If you can invoke them with a direct command in the terminal, they should be in /bin or /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.
    Linux 2.6.25.20-0.4 x86_64 | OpenSuse 11.0 | KDE 4.2.90 | Intel Core2Duo | Dell Inspiron 1525

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    Default Re: Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    When you want to know where an YaST installed package has put all the files that come with it, goto YaST > Software > Software Management. Search for the package at left and select it at right. Then right below there is the description, but there are also tabs. Select the one about Installed Files.

    No doubt this can be done in the CLI with zypper. See man zypper.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    Rereading again and again I come to the conclusion the MAYBE you try to telll us that the applications you installed did not create entries in Kmenu (or the Gnome equivalent).

    When that is the case, that is an omission of the people who made the package. When you know from where the application is started (by using
    Code:
    which <application>
    )
    You can create such an entry yourself. Start this process with right click on the Kmenu button.
    Henk van Velden

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    threatingbehaviour wrote:

    > well it was something I've noticed when I installed a few games like the
    > ones I mentioned...and I totally worded it wrong..I can open apps such
    > as blobbyvolley game and gqcam from the terminal but they are no where
    > to found in the searches or under the subfolder where they belongs(games
    > and multimedia) and as for p7zip I was mistaking it with q7z so I know
    > that's why that one didn't turn up in the searches but as for the others
    > I'm not sure if they were only meant to be opened from a terminal, or if
    > something is wrong.


    If those games are "kde" games, yes, they should be located under /games
    sub-menu. As for the other apps, if you installed from /oss repository
    or any other from the OBS service, they should also be listed on standard
    locations.

    Anyway, if you cannot find them at all in the menus, just open konsole and
    type:

    ***
    whereis blobbyvolley
    ***

    That will tell you where the application went. You can then add a new entry
    in kde menu for that app, pointing to the program.

    Greetings,

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    Camalen

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    Default Re: Why is my installed software nowhere to be found

    yes hcw thats what I meant. Thank you. now that I think about it they all were pretty old games so maybe thats the reason (still doesn't explain gqcam though) but oh well it's an easy fix thanks

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