1775 wrote:I am using the desktop of Raspbian. I have installed software from the pi store - xix music player. How to do I find it now to start it to play an mp3 file? How do I find any software that I am installing? Nothing is on the menu when I install a new package. I look with the file manager in etc and bin and don't find it. Reboot - same thing. I understand that some packages don't add themselves to the menu,but how do I find them to add them?
Some software runs from the command line (terminal) and, as such, may not have an obvious name** which you might find in a bin
directory (there's more than one of those). The command apropos keyword
, where keyword is "xix" or "music" perhaps will search through man(ual) pages, software descriptions etc. and list possible programs of interest. From that list you should have a possible name and then the command which name
will tell the exact path (location) you need to run the program from. Once you know that it may be possible to add a menu entry (but, as that's not something I've done, I can't fill in the details - no doubt someone else here will do that for you).
** A classic example of this is the image manipulation program "Image Magick" whose command line name is simply display
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P4B's. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm