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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?
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
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?