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Acer Aspire One Netbook
Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 (freshly installed)
1 GB Ram 150 GB HDD Space

When I try to install Picasa, it apparently completes, and tells me that it has been installed. But when I try to look for Picasa to run it, it doesn't appear in the menu anywhere.

I am unable to find Picasa on my system and it says that it has been installed already when I try to reinstall it.

I have tried a few things;

... and then added it.

  • Tried the following commands after adding Picasa to my source list:

    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install picasa

And here is the result:

netbook:~$ sudo apt-get install picasa
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
picasa is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

And when I tried to look for Picasa again... I can't find it.

(I had also started this thread on ubuntu forums but didn't get a solution.)


I tried Jorge's solution and it did launch Picasa immediately, however I am unable to keep it in the launcher. There is no such option. All I can see is only 2 options:
1. Wine
2. Quit

So, I still need help to keep it in the menu/launcher.

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3 Answers 3

This appears to be a problem with Unity itself:

How it's supposed to work:

Maybe picasa doesn't have a right .desktop file or something. You can do this manually by opening a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T and typing the command picasa and hitting enter.

Then right click on the Picasa icon on the launcher and select "Keep in Launcher"

enter image description here

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when I hover my cursor over the Picasa Icon, it says 'Wine' and not 'Picasa' :( –  Swapnil Narendra Mar 7 '11 at 18:55

Perhaps you mistook apt-get update to refresh your package list. You have apt-get upgrade listed in your question.

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that command was provided to me by a fellow Ubuntu user and so I copy/pasted it:) –  Swapnil Narendra Mar 7 '11 at 18:48

If Unity is the launcher specific to UNR, it may not be the problem because I have the same issue with Picasa on Ubuntu desktop 10.04. Works fine after installation, but after rebooting it can be run from the terminal or with alt+F2, but it disappears from the menu and is no longer provided as an option when inserting media.

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