All of the preinstalled linux programs work fine. It's just that when I download and install other programs, for example AMSN, they wont open when I click on them in the menu, or double-click in Nautilius. I have to open up a terminal, change into the directory and ./filename, which means it works fine, but if I close the terminal down, the program also terminates. I was wondering if this is normal, or am I doing something wrong? The files were in .tar.gz format, and I installed them by:
tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
while logged in as root. Also the same thing happened when I installed a src.rpm by rpm --rebuild file.rpm. Any help would be much appreciated.
p.s. I am using RedHat 7.3 Kernel 2.4.18-3 and using GNOME if this is of any help