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Old 10-25-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Vanishing Configuration menu items after updating new install of Mandrake 10.0





http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=186355

Greetings XavierP, visxera and everyone else,

I recently had to reinstall Mandrake 10.0 Official on a hard drive of mine.

After performing the updating via System > Configuration > Packaging > Install Software route ( though I had to spend an hour or so getting the right order of updates so that they would install { not bitching, it is very cool to update so easily, even if it requires a little user attention ... } ), everything installed and I was able to shutdown.

I rebooted ( I know, I know - an old Windows habit ... gotta set those electrons, ya know ... ) and found that I too had lost the Configuration > Packaging and Configuration > Configure Computer menu items ...

Oddly enough, the only google board post close was the one above, which would indicate to me that it might be system specific ( though an Iwill mobo with an AMD Athlon does not sound too exotic ... ) or a very very obvious solution ( to everyone else ).

I know there is a workaround for it ... remember this happening previously and resolving it.

I would appreciate someone chiming in with the solution.

Enjoy,

Michael

And yes XavierP , affero is a great way to show thanks
 
Old 10-25-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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menu update -v is, I believe, the command you will need to update your menu. I understand that it will rebuild the menu entirely.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:35 AM   #3
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Done

Thanks XavierP,

you would think that after 5 years or so of dinking with Linux, these things would not come so hard ...

I tried to enter ' menu update -v ' at the prompt after su rooting and got ' bash: menu: command not found '

Then fell back on the technique that gets me through these - Googled ' menu update -v ' and got darc26 (Newbie) 's post on 04-04-2004

load menudrake from the console as root
when it comes up... pick "sytem menu"
then save
all items should return to the menu

That worked

So you and darc26 each get affero

Hey - all noobs - go through the links that XavierP has in his signature

Enjoy,

Irid
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:47 AM   #4
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Cool - glad you got it working
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:39 PM   #5
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XavierP,

So that I understand your process, is the ' menu update -v ' a command line command ?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:03 PM   #6
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Yes, as far as I know. If it doesn't work as a user, try using su and doing it as root.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 12:46 AM   #7
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Greetings again,

Thanks for the hint - I do use ' su root ' often, so I am aware of that procedure.

Maybe its a mandrake thing ...

Anyway, I have a few machines that I play with ( next is the Gentoo installation ... ), and was wrong about darc26's solutions.

I ended up tracking down the dependent rpm online ( though not without Googling a few times ), from rpmfind and installed it.

So other noobs, the Mandrake Official 10.0 installation - the update may indicate that drakxtools may not be updated due to a dependency, the dependency is indicated in the error message - find it, install it and you will be on your way.

Thanks again to all



Consider this thread closed for solution
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:02 AM   #8
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The command is "update-menu -v"
 
Old 01-16-2005, 05:39 PM   #9
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I tried the previous command but found that the command is actually "update-menus -v" without the s it doesn't work. Hope that helps.

Last edited by jaerin96; 01-16-2005 at 05:41 PM.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 03:20 PM   #10
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Olympia Linux Users Group

Greetings! I see you're in Olympia WA...i live in Tumwater, work for Dept. of Licensing...Anywho, are you already aware that there is an Olympia Linux Users' Group? Good bunch of people, spans many age brackets and other demographics. Anyhow, we have a pretty good time, meet a couple times a month, and are working on getting a nice unified professional-looking website for our group. It's current configuration looks like this: http://chuckwest.org/

Anyhow, check it out, join the forum, join the other forum (we're testing two), and give us a holler! We'd love to see you at a meeting! :-)

Cheers,

The Podfish
 
  


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