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September 20th, 2009, 02:17 PM
I have installed several packages using Synaptic package manager, but some packages do not show up in any of the menus, e.g. some games I installed don't show in the games menu. Any help is appreciated.

September 20th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Some packages are started from the terminal, if you install a package that has a gui check System>Pref>Main Menu that it is listed and has a tick next to it.

September 20th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Thanks for the info. However, one of the programs not showing up is Ace of Penguins. I can't find it anywhere.



September 21st, 2009, 01:14 AM
I just installed it to have a look, to run the games you can open a terminal and type one of these depending on which game you want to play

/usr/games/ace_minesweeperIf you are wanting them to appear in the Applications Menu under games you will need to add the item to Main menu for each game.
System>Pref>Main Menu
Click on the games menu on the left,
Click on 'New Menu' (right window) and add for the name something like 'Ace of Penguins'
Then on the left window select 'Ace of Penguins' and choose 'New Item' and add the game you want eg.
Type: Application
Name: Ace Merlin
Command: /usr/games/ace_merlin
Comment: Blank or add something.
Click on the spring icon and change icon to what ever you like.

September 21st, 2009, 03:55 PM
Excellent:) That done the trick.

Many thanks