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    Default Can't find a way to open newly installed application

    Occasionally after I have installed a new program I can't find a way to open it.

    Most recently this happened with Data Crow on opensuse 13.1. I installed it following the included directions using "java -jar installer.jar". The installation seemed to proceed with no problems, but Data Crow does not appear in the Kickoff Application Loader nor can I find it if by searching.

    What to do?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Can't find a way to open newly installed application

    Quote Originally Posted by maiqiang View Post
    Occasionally after I have installed a new program I can't find a way to open it.

    Most recently this happened with Data Crow on opensuse 13.1. I installed it following the included directions using "java -jar installer.jar". The installation seemed to proceed with no problems, but Data Crow does not appear in the Kickoff Application Loader nor can I find it if by searching.

    What to do?

    Thanks for any help.
    usually when you install an application (rpm) from the opensuse or other repos then an entry will be added to kickoff.

    Data Crow is not a linux application but a Java application so you probably need to launch it from a terminal window.
    You can manually create a shortcut in kickoff for easy launching in the future.

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    Sounds promising. How do I do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiqiang View Post
    Sounds promising. How do I do this?
    first you need to work out what the command to launch the application is from terminal. It should be in the documentation but for Java apps it is usually something like . . .

    Code:
    java -jar /path_to_app/appname.jar
    once you know that and can launch successfully
    right click on kickoff and select edit applications
    choose an appropriate category and sub category
    click new item in the toolbar and give it a name
    copy the launch command from the terminal window
    probably should uncheck launch feedback
    choose an appropriate icon
    save

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    Default Re: Can't find a way to open newly installed application

    Once you know the command you can manually add it to the menu

    Right click the menu icon and select edit applications

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    I typed "java -jar /usr/local/Data_Crow/datacrow.jar" as sudo in a terminal and got this message:

    "Error: Unable to access jarfile /usr/local/Data_Crow/datacrow.jar"

    What should I do?

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    In the help files I found this:

    Data Crow can be started by typing "java -Xmx256m -jar datacrow.jar"

    I did this but still got the same error message.

    I made sure the file is executable in its properties.

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    Default Re: Can't find a way to open newly installed application

    On 2013-12-19 10:46, maiqiang wrote:
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    > I typed "java -jar /usr/local/Data_Crow/datacrow.jar" as sudo in a
    > terminal and got this message:


    Why as sudo?

    > "Error: Unable to access jarfile /usr/local/Data_Crow/datacrow.jar"


    Then it is not there.

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    Re sudo: I just assumed I had to be root.

    I can see datacrow.jar in dolpin.

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    On 2013-12-19 11:56, maiqiang wrote:
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    > Re sudo: I just assumed I had to be root.


    Why? Do you open libreoffice as sudo? No, you don't, unless you have an
    specific reason to do so.

    > I can see datacrow.jar in dolpin.


    Use 'ls -l ...' in CLI to verify the exact file that the CLI error says
    does not exists, by pasting it.


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