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Old 02-16-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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Menu Items Disappearing


Hey,

I installed some new programs in linux mandrake 9.2, and when I closed the install app and went to my start menu most of my programs were missing! I searched long and hard, and finally got the solution: You need to open a konsole, and type in update-menus -v

In a couple of minutes, you can close the window and your programs are back!
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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in KDE u can use kappfinder
 
Old 02-17-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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If you can open a console, su to root and type "update-menus -v" and press enter.
When it seems to hang, press enter and it should be fixed.

If you cannot open a console, put in Installation CD 1 and reboot. When the choice comes up to either upgrade or install, choose upgrade and let it go.

when done with whichever works, there is an update that fixes the problem.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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Well, there is never the need to do it with the install CD, as you can always get into a console. You simply hold alt - F2 and a window will popup and you can enter a single command. Or, if that does not work, you can always hold Ctrl - Alt - F1 through F6 to get a console. Then press Ctrl - Alt - F7 to get back to KDE, Gnome, or whatever. Make sure you log out of the console by typing logout firt.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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Same command in Fedora...?

I tried this command in Fedora and it doesn't seem to work...am I just getting the syntax wrong or is there a different command?

Thanks much - these forums are great - I've learned so much!
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:07 PM   #6
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Ok, I don't quite understand:
Which one isn't working? Allot of times I've noticed that until you turn on the Alt - F2 command it won't work, but the Ctrl - Alt - F1/6 should take you into system running level 3 no matter what.
If you can give me a link as to where to download a copy of Fedora, I will try and figure out how to do this for you.
 
  


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