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April 22nd, 2008, 09:38 PM
1. Where are programs installed?

2. Using CompizConfig i select something like rotate cube but nothing happens!

What am i missing?


April 22nd, 2008, 09:45 PM
1) Usually somewhere in /usr/bin, if you are trying to install something, use Add/Remove or Synaptic

2) You need to be running compiz, and to enable the effects etc. before making them work (also check the key bindings etc. :))

April 22nd, 2008, 09:52 PM
1. Where are programs installed?

Programs are installed in a number of places. "/usr/bin", "/usr/sbin", "/bin", "/sbin" are common places for programs.

If you want to know where an individual program is located you can use 'which' or 'whereis' on the command line:

e.g.: looking for 'echo' program

$ whereis echo
echo: /bin/echo /usr/share/man/man1/echo.1.gz /usr/share/man/man3/echo.3ncurses.gz
$ which echo

To see where the command line looks for programs:

echo $PATH