kde (mandrake 9.2) missing/broken menus
i am running 9.2 and kde 3.1. i logged in and now notice that my KMenu is missing applications. i also have some links on my desktop that no longer work, they error out with something like "program cannot be started, linking error" (i apologize, i don't have the exact error message with me right now).
this happens for all users accessing this machine including root. i can log in fine and get to X, but none of the programs seem to be working.
after doing some research, i found another thread about a file called 'menudrakeentry' in the /etc/menu directory, however, it doesn't seem that i have this file.
i also ran > update-menus -v as root and this doesn't seem to have changed anything.
any help would be greatly appreciated.