Already installed apps not loading after rpm installer for other apps
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Already installed apps not loading after useing rpm installer for other apps
I've had this problem since I installed Mandrake 9.2, but I've worked around it till now.
Most recently I installed xcdraost and rute. Afterwards "home" icon on my desktop quit opening. (not a problem that I could tell, I just open konqueror and go "home"). Problem is "Mandrake Linux Documentation in English" has quit opening.
I've had the same problem with other apps, both on the "being installed" end and the "already installed but quit opening" end.
By not opening I mean the apps appear in the tray and spin for a period of time, depending on the app but then they disappear from the task bar without opening.
The system does not freeze or hang.
Logging in as root and trying to run these apps does not change the outcome.
Trying to open them from the command line does not seem to help either, thou I am not very proficient with the command line yet.
I also have the "disappearing menu" problem, in case it is related. However the "disappearing menus" haven't really bothered me to much.
Any Links or help understanding how to make apps start loading again and/or preventing the problem from recurring greatly appreciated.
Continued gratitude to all those who help us newbies.
Last edited by toastermaker; 11-09-2003 at 04:14 PM.
I am probably using the wrong terminology.
When I try to open" Mandrake Linux Documentation" useing the button that is in the K menu that pops up from the task bar the documentation does not open.
The documentation isnt an application I dont think. But it wont open. The icon for the documentation shows up in the task bar with a spinning hour glass. The hour glass spins for a while then the icon and hour glass dissapear.
In the past , after useing RPM to install some other app (I think it was xawtv) Nautilus stopped opening. It (nautilus) would behave as stated above with the Mandrake Documentation
I dont know if nautilus is an application or what to call it
when you say you used RPM to install apps, what exactly did you do? Did you use mandrake's tool in mandrake control center and installed stuff from the CDs; or did you download rpms? If you downloaded, did you make sure you got the ones fro mdk9.2 (as opposed to mdk9.1. or cooker, or redhat or whatever)?
uuuhhuuu. That doesn't sound good. I presume you weren't told that installing this and that will require getting rid of other things. You say you've tried opening the apps from the command line. Do you get any error messages? Nautilus should be the command
Usually, the commands are pretty similar to the names of the programs. You can check the command when you open the menu editor (right click on the K icon) and look at the 'execute' entry for a menu item.
" That doesn't sound good. I presume you weren't told that installing this and that will require getting rid of other things."
I went back and re-read installation documentation that came on cd with mandrake and have not yet found reference to above quote.
Someone please elaborate. Is it possibly conflicts with apps or resources or a matter of disk space or other?
Was this bump inappropriate? I very much want to be a responsible user of this forum.
Continued thanks to all those who help us newbies.
Last edited by toastermaker; 11-11-2003 at 08:34 AM.