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Old 07-10-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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kmenuedit


Hello,
I am running RedHat 7.3 and using the KDE desktop. I've tried to use kmenuedit but the two buttons at the bottom are always "greyed" out. In other words the two buttons "Reset" and "Apply" are always turned off. I've tried changing the menus but the buttons remain turned off so no changes are ever made. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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Old 07-10-2003, 09:48 AM   #2
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If you hide or make any changes that does not actually distrube the layout of the menu they will not highlight but the actions should take place. They will hightlight if you delete or add a new menu thus altering the layout.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 10:20 AM   #3
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I've tried moving menu items around, deleting, and adding new items. The buttons do not turn on, and no changes are made to the menu. I've read other questions on the net but no one seems to be having this problem. I can only assume I have a setup problem.

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Old 07-10-2003, 11:08 AM   #4
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Does it act the same if you log in as root.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 11:47 AM   #5
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Yes!

Additionally, I just re-tried hide. It completely removed the item from the list. On other machines, it just added (hide) next to the item. Now I can't get the hidden stuff back.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 11:54 AM   #6
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I would agree then it sounds like a bad install of the programs
I guess that leaves reinstalling the RPMS or upgrading them.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:56 PM   #7
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Which RPMS should I reinstall?

Also, I just found a bunch of core files being generated by the kde deamon. They are generated every time I log in now. Any ideas on that?
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:31 PM   #8
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Does Red Hat have its own menuing system. Mandrake does and if you try to run KMenuEdit in Mandrake, MenuDrake runs instead!

There is a means of switching to the KDE menu rather than the Mandrake menu, though. Perhaps the Red Hat menu edit (if there is one) has a similar setting, which, once done, will enable KMenuEdit to function fully.

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Old 07-11-2003, 10:58 AM   #9
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Dave,
Thanks for the input. I don't know if Red Hat has it's own menuing system. When I run kmenuedit and then run ps -el the display shows kmenuedit running. I assume (you know what happens when you assume) that if running kmenuedit would trigger something else to run, I would not see kmenuedit as active. Am I wrong?

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Bill
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:15 PM   #10
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Well in Mandrake the kemnuedit command gets diverted to menudrake, unless you check a box in menudrake that tells Mandrake to use the standard kde/gnome menu and not the mandrake one.

All I was saying was that if Red Hat has its own menuing program, its way of dealing with kmenuedit may be to prevent it from saving. I don't know if I am right, as I have not tried Red Hat.

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