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shreyas_patel21
December 24th, 2011, 01:28 PM
I installed the dictionary using



sudo apt-get install dictd
sudo apt-get install dict-gcide
sudo apt-get install dict-moby-thesaurus

commands.

but in ubuntu 11.10 icant find applications in start menu.

i have attached the image of what i am not getting in ubuntu 11.10

whatthefunk
December 24th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Go to /usr/share/applications in a terminal. Find the dictionary.desktop file. Copy it and paste it here.

shreyas_patel21
December 24th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Thank you!

I found all the applications installed in usr/share/applications

but there is no dictd, which I have installed.

there is no any file named dicionary.dektop

I have attached the screen shot of results I found with name dictionary.

whatthefunk
December 24th, 2011, 05:18 PM
You can make your own .desktop file. It should look something like this:


Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Dictionary
Comment=Dictionary
Exec=dictd
Icon=dictd
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=GNOME;Application;Utility;

Something like that. For exec, enter what you would to access the program in the terminal. You may have to put an icon in /usr/share/icons to get an icon to display properly in the menu.

shreyas_patel21
December 24th, 2011, 06:03 PM
I got the following error when I etered dictd

:~$ dictd
:E: cannot open pid file '/var/run/dictd.pid'
:E: err msg: Permission denied
dictd (pid_file_create): :E: terminating due to errors. See log file
:E: terminating due to errors. See log file

Learning Linux 2011
December 24th, 2011, 10:30 PM
I'm not completely sure, but I think what you are showing in that picture is called gnome-dictionary
That has been the standard dictionary.

I installed it by using the


sudo apt-get install gnome-dictionary


That's all it took for mine to work

shreyas_patel21
December 25th, 2011, 06:38 PM
I'm not completely sure, but I think what you are showing in that picture is called gnome-dictionary
That has been the standard dictionary.

I installed it by using the


sudo apt-get install gnome-dictionary
That's all it took for mine to work


thAnk you
i installed gnome dictionary using your given code but what is dictd-gcide?

Learning Linux 2011
December 26th, 2011, 05:56 AM
thank you
i installed gnome dictionary using your given code but what is dictd-gcide?

Beats me. Just another dictionary I guess. There are several dictionaries available in Linux. Dictd says it is a server that connects to databases, but frankly I don't have any real experience with it. Gnome-dictionary has been the default for some time and just seems to work straight out of the box, so that's what I use.

You can go to "System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager" and type in "dict" and read more. Seems like "dictd" is part of a client/server dictionary somehow.

There are a ton of dictionaries for Linux, most of them are for foreign languages (foreign to an English speaker anyway).

stinkeye
December 26th, 2011, 05:17 PM
You might find the package artha a more convenient dictionary to use.
Put it in to startup applications and after highlighting a word, use ctrl+alt+w
to show the meaning.

shreyas_patel21
January 1st, 2012, 03:29 PM
thank you all
I have installed golden dict using command prompt.

I am still unable to install any software using ubuntu software center..