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    launch app from terminal

    hi there, how do i launch an application from the terminal? an app i just installed does not show up with a GUI even if i thought it would have (it is cpufreq indicator). is that normal? thanks

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    Re: launch app from terminal

    To launch from the terminal, you enter the program name, such as firefox. You can use tab completion here. (fire + Tab-Key). If you installed manually (not installed by the package manager or software center), you may have to enter the fill path to the executable.

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    Re: launch app from terminal

    In case of a CPU frequency monitor, where is it supposed to run? Mine runs inside the xfce panel and had to be started to by editing the properties of the panel. Things like CPU monitors, temperature monitors etc. often run in panels and things like that, instead of a window of their own.

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    Re: launch app from terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by stefabarta View Post
    hi there, how do i launch an application from the terminal? an app i just installed does not show up with a GUI even if i thought it would have (it is cpufreq indicator). is that normal? thanks
    If you're running unity click the dash button top left and type startup. Add the indicator to your startup list of apps. Log out then back in.

    indicator-cpufreq is the command.

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