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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!
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.
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.