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can't find program/start program(noob problem)
Posted 2011-03-03 04:55
I downloaded and installed crossover standard using the software center in ubuntu 10.10. Firstly it is very hard to find crossover on any menu. I had to download an .exe file for it to pop up.I downloaded that file and installed with crossover. Now I can't find that program unless I go to the crossover folder. When I go to the crossover program it gives me no option to open with crossover but only to install again with crossover. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Pierre Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2011-03-03 06:56
Ummmmm, here it's under:-

Applications -> Crossover -> Install Windows Software

applications should be in the top left most corner of your screen.
 ( check your screen ?)

& if it's not there, can you list the 1st few apps,
that are under the Application(s) tree ....
Posted 2011-03-03 06:59
Under applications, there is accessories, games, graphics, internet, office, video with each of those containing different applications. Crossover isn't in any of them.
Pierre Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2011-03-03 07:07
Mine says:-


etc etc

so, it seems that the crossover app did *not* install it's menu correctly.

try re-installing it - again,
if that does not work, ( ie: install a menu)
then DL the app from this cx site & install that

I'm assuming that your are currently only using it as a 'Demo" ..
 that is - you haven't registered / paid for it - yet.

Posted 2011-03-03 08:47
yea im at a loss here. I tried downloading a different version (generic installer) and I just don't understand the installation instructions. All the instructions are for pro also..are they the same for standard?

" Log in as the user who will be using CrossOver and locate the installation script. It will usually be called install-crossover-pro-10.0.0.bin but may have a different name, especially if you downloaded it. Once you have found the installer, run it as follows:

$ sh install-crossover-pro-10.0.0.bin"

I changed it to that right? I don't understand what 'run it as' means. Does it mean I right click on the file and run it from the command line or from the terminal?
Posted 2011-03-03 09:13
I'm beyond annoyed. I just downloaded an installer from the software center. the center says its installed but it is not in my applications. Is this a typical ubuntu thing? Why would something be 'installed' but with no sign of it on my cpu. Why wouldn't the software center give you a link to where the app is? All I need to do is run korean websites in internet explorer. that's it. I'm sure I'm making a mistake but this should be a lot more intuitive than it is.
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