Re: add downloaded program to menu or run it--how?
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 03:11:50PM -0400, Doug wrote:
> I have downloaded synaptiks using synaptic package
> manager. It shows up as "installed" but it doesn't show
> on any menu, and I have no idea how to run it. (It
> disables the scratchpad when an external mouse is
> connected. This is much better than the default
> mode which only disables the scratchpad while you
> are typing.)
What's the package name?
I think synaptic can show you all the files that a package installs
(maybe it's under "properties" or something similar). If you can
determine the name of the executable file, check it's manpage. You can
also check in /usr/share/doc/packagename for info.
This kind of program may be meant to run automatically on login, rather
than clicking on it in a menu. If you're using Gnome, you'd want to add
it to your session (System, Preferences, Sessions -- I think).