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I have an issue. Being new to ubuntu and other linux versions I have practically no knowledge of the terminal commands. I rely on package installers to help me install software. I continue to run into the same problem no matter what version of linux i try using including ubuntu which is what I'm trying to use now.

Using the package installer that came with the ubuntu installation, I choose the software to be installed enter the administrator password and get the usual successfully installed message. So far so good until i go to find the icon to click on to start the program. They are nowhere to be found making the entire installation process using the software installer a waste of time. Why are these package installers installing the programs but not a link to start and run the program?

Thank you in advance for your time and/or responses

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Which version of ubuntu are you using? –  aneeshep Feb 3 '13 at 12:21
It depends on what you are installing. If you are installing terminal commands, there will be no menu entry. Furthermore, in older versions of Ubuntu, there was a bug that prevented the new menu entries from appearing until you logged out and in again (that has been fixed in 12.04). Therefore, please tell us (1) which version of Ubuntu you are using, and (2) an example of an application you installed where the menu entry is missing. Also try to log out and in again (or just reboot) to see if it solves the problem. –  Paddy Landau Feb 3 '13 at 13:28
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