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11th February 2007, 07:21 AM
Many times after I install a new package, for example RealPlayer 10 or LimeWire, I got to the menu and try to launch the program and..... noting happens. nothing movres. not even an error massage. What am I missing? :confused:

11th February 2007, 09:36 AM
Here's one thing you might do to investigate the problem: The items in the Applications menu have .desktop files in /usr/share/applications (maybe other places also). In that file is a line that begins exec=. The command on the right side of the '=' sign is what is executed when you choose the item from the menu. Try running that command from the command line. If it fails there might be output on the command line indicating why.


11th February 2007, 04:46 PM
Also, I have noticed sometimes I need to logout and log back in for the applications to show up in the menus.