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Old 03-02-2002, 04:09 PM   #1
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Non Functioning Icons


The answer to this will probably be obvious to those with more knowledge than me. Which is most of the Linux world I'm sure.

Very few of the icons in my KDE or GNOME desktops are functioning. I realize that the icons are linked to an executable program, but I am not yet aware enough to find the files and make the connection.

This is a new install on my primary computer. I actually installed it two times. After the first install I noticed that the icons were not working so I reinstalled the program.

I have installed RH 7.2 on two other machines in my home with no problems (with the same disks). All of the features work perfectly. I was feeling rather self-confident until this happened.

Is there a file that I can reload to fix this situation?
 
Old 03-02-2002, 08:20 PM   #2
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What icons are not working?


they are files in your /home/username/Desktop folder
 
Old 03-03-2002, 10:27 AM   #3
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The MOZILLA icon functions but the TERMINAL EMULATOR, START HERE, and DOCUMENTATION icons don't do anything.

I went through the GNOME main menu and clicked on all of the programs in the systems menu and more than half don't work(i.e. start the selected program). I won't go through the entire list, but here are some examples:


Works: System monitor, system info, locale chooser, desktop switching tool, firewall configuration


Does not work: GDM configurator, GNO RPM, Gnome terminal, harware browser, user manager, network configuration, update agent configuration.

in the PROGRAMS menu, emacs works but abiword functions not.

Thanks for the help. I am very low speed/high drag in this area

John
 
Old 03-03-2002, 11:31 AM   #4
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It appears that the programs are not in the files. I compared the contents of the files on one of my previous installations to the most recent installation I found serious differences.

On the older installation, when I browse from the RUN PROGRAM application and double-click on the ABIWORD program ABIWORD starts-up. On the most recent install the same sequence of events results in nothing. Same thing with the Kick Start Configurator.

It appears that some files did not make the installation. What is the fix? Can I reload some parts of the installation without going through the entire installation again?

Thanks
 
Old 03-03-2002, 06:28 PM   #5
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you can install the rpms for the programs that are missing.

you could also do an upgrade with the disks and choose the packages to install
 
Old 03-03-2002, 06:43 PM   #6
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David,

I started looking at the files and some of the required files (dependencies?) were not there. I reinstalled the entire thing and now everything is working wonderfully well.

Installing the individual rpms seemed a daunting task at the very least. Is there a way to reinstall all of the beasts at one time when there is an operating system installed?

Thanks loads.
 
Old 03-03-2002, 07:02 PM   #7
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the easiest way is with the cdrom, do an upgrade.

you can pick what you want and it will install the deps.
 
  


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