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Can't find my programs after I install them --Mint 12

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I installed Cheese through the synaptic package manager, then I tried to find it in the mint menu and it's nowhere. I even type it into the search bar and I get options to install it, but when I click install it says it's already installed. "package cheese is already installed".

I searched for it with software manager and it says it's installed, too bad we can't launch programs directly from the software manager.

What is going on??? Why do things have to be so complicated.
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Try launch it directly through the terminal, just type in cheese and hit enter.

If it tells you the command in unrecognized or pops out errors, post back here.
    
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This is weird. I have to log out and back in for the programs to be added to the menu.
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very common for mint/ubuntu distros.
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very common for mint/ubuntu distros.

^Really? Never had it happen in Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, or Bodhi. Don't know about Mint though. Maybe it's a Gnome thing?rolleyes.gif
     
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very common for mint/ubuntu distros.

^Really? Never had it happen in Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, or Bodhi. Don't know about Mint though. Maybe it's a Gnome thing?rolleyes.gif

The applications are piped into the menu based on .desktop files that are in certain directories. .desktop files are shortcuts to the binary application, and they contain properties such as the application icon, description, etc., and all desktops detect applications this way.

So it's not a Gnome specific way of detecting installed programs that is causing the problem. Unfortunately aweir the only way to fix your problem is try a different distribution or try re-installing, because I'm not sure why that would happen.
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Weird. I don't have a problem on my Mint 12 distro. Does the same thing happen if you install it through apt-get install Cheese?
 
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^ive jad the same problem before. I uninstalled it in the syintec (or whatever it is) package manager, did... Damm, whats it called? Anyway, controll alt backspace, then redownloaded the package though the termmial. Only happend once, and it seems rare. Theres bugs in even the best software, so dont het discouraged. Its good to become able to remove and install packages differnet wats in case, well, what happened to u happens and one craps out on ya. Is case u didnt know, to use the termimal for installing packages (programes) open up termimal and type:

Sudo apt-get install (name of package)

So to uninstall is:

Sudo apt-get remove (name of package)


Its also possable that it has a different name in your menu. For example, alacartes package is alacarte but is the menu its 'main menu' take a close look around.
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