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Thursday, February 07, 2008

HowTo: Add Applications You've Installed Using the dpkg - i Command

So you've installed that nifty Debian package that you've downloaded from somewhere other than the official Debian repositories but can't find it anywhere in your menu. Let's say for example the beta release of Firefox 3. You have gotten used to running Firefox 2 from the menu by clicking. But after you've installed Firefox 3 beta, you can't find it anywhere except by running it via the CLI.

If you are looking to put a program that you've installed via the sudo dpkg -i package.deb command. Here's how to put it in your K menu.

1. First click on the K-Menu button.
2. Click on Settings
3. Then click on the Menu Updating Tool
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4. Click on Scan
5. Pick the application that you are looking for
6. Click Apply then Close

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