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austinium 04-12-2011 12:25 AM

Missing "Search for Files..." in Gnome "Places" menu
 
Hi,

I installed gnome-core on a Ubuntu system installed from a Minimal CD. The "Search for Files..." sub menu is missing from Gnome's Place menu.

What package should i install to get up there along with the other menu items?

Here's a screen of what the Places menu looks like at the moment: http://imagebin.org/147731

Thanks

EDDY1 04-12-2011 04:27 AM

Are you talking about Documents Music Pictures or root folder?

EDDY1 04-12-2011 04:35 AM

gnome-search-tool available in synaptic or apt-get.

austinium 04-12-2011 04:49 AM

hi,

On my Debian machine I don't have gnome-search-tool installed but i still have the "Search for Files..." in Gnome's "Places" menu.

I am not able to find gnome-search-tool in Ubuntu 10.04's repos either...
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...ll&section=all

may be it is some other package?

thanks

EDDY1 04-12-2011 05:12 AM

When I open my search tool it looks like the image that you showed and when I select help on that image it says gnome saerch tool.
Since you only installed gnome-core it may not be available because you have to enable repos and also do an update.

austinium 04-12-2011 05:16 AM

This is what i am trying to get.

I did reload apt, below is the sources.list file.
Code:

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security multiverse


EDDY1 04-12-2011 05:21 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Exactly. blow up Image #2

EDDY1 04-12-2011 05:27 AM

Also if you want Computer, Desktop, Trash & Network icons to show on desktop go to Configuration Editor
apps>>nautilus>>desktop and place a check on appropriate boxes.

austinium 04-12-2011 05:31 AM

i finally figured it out, in Ubuntu(10.04) gnome-search-tool is included in gnome-utils and doesn't show up as an individual package in synaptic. Installing the gnome-utils fixed the issue. Now its brought quite a few things i didn't want with it, but i guess the only other option is to build it from source (or download from another Ubuntu release's repos) so i am going to let it be.

1 Gnome, Many implementations!!!

EDDY1 04-12-2011 05:33 AM

You're sort of right.
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/gnome-utils
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i38...utils/filelist

EDDY1 04-12-2011 05:35 AM

Congrats I was a couple of mins. too late. Take a look at post #8.

austinium 04-12-2011 05:38 AM

thanks :)


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