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Old 08-12-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
maneeshsethi
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KDE Menu Editor does not work in Suse 9.1 KDE 3.2


Hi All.

I just installed Suse 9.1 with KDE 3.2 I tried to use Kmenuedit to edit the menus, and I added a couple of items. I added Mozilla THunderbird into Internet->Email and Firefox into INternet-> Webbrowesers. After I added them and applied the changes, the items appeared in Kmenu. However, when I went back to the Menu Editor, I tried to open up the Internet menu, but it would not work.

When I clicked the plus sign to expand the Internet submenu, the plus changed to a minus, but none of the options appeared. I tried playing around with the items, and I moved the Internet menu into the Multimedia menu. Now, the multimedia menu won't open. Also, the Internet submenu has disappeared from the actual K menu.

WHat can I do to fix this? This is a pretty bad error and I want to get it working again.

Thanks.

-Maneesh
 
Old 08-12-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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Bump can anyone help?

-Maneesh
 
Old 09-14-2004, 01:30 AM   #3
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I have exactly the same problem in exactly the same environment: SuSE 9.1, KDE 3.1.

Does anyone know a workaround of this problem? Is this only happening on SuSE?

Regards

Kim
 
Old 09-14-2004, 04:42 AM   #4
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I have exactly the same problem in Fedora Core 2 with KDE 3.2.2-6.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:36 AM   #5
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I have this problem too - can't add anything to Kmenu in SuSE 9.1. Have taken this up with SuSE who said that it shouldn't happen, and referred me to the KDE site. I'd love to hear if anyone has a solution.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 06:08 AM   #6
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My problem looked the same but I noticed that being a root user I could update the menu with out any problem. But the first update I did when I was a root use was a deletion of one item in the menu. So using my user accout I did the following:
1. Removed old updates, i.e. rm ~/.config/menus/applications-kmenuedit.menu
2. Using menu editor removed one menu item from it, saved the update and exited.
3. Started menu editor the next time and started doing all updates I wanted to do and they were saved for some reason...
 
Old 10-02-2004, 10:18 PM   #7
yiang
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Looks like I'm not the only one with this problem with KDE menu edit for SUSE 9.1. Hopefully someone has an answer to this. Is there a config file that can be manually edited to edit the menu?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:37 PM   #8
yiang
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the problem is fixed in KDE 3.3
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:46 PM   #9
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yeah its fixed in 3.3 until you get that you can only do it under root, which for most is not a problem because unless you run a server there is no reason you shouldn't run linux as root. I've done it for 10 years with not a single problem.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 10:17 PM   #10
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KDE Menu Editor kmenuedit is not creating the files correctly but you can edit them as a work around and get them to work.

For instance if you use the menu editor to add a new item (XnView) to the Graphics - Viewer.

The menu editor will create two new files in your home directory:
~/.local/share/applications/XnView.Desktop
~/.config/menus/applications-kmenuedit.menu

Both files will have problems.

The XnView.Desktop will have the following line missing.
Categories=Qt;KDE;Graphics;Viewer;
Add it to the end of the file. This will allow the KDE Menu Editor to display this item.

The applications-kmenuedit.menu has a prolem with the XML. It will have a line <Merge type="files" /> This should be changed to <Merge type="files" /Merge>

Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 09:46 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by yiang
the problem is fixed in KDE 3.3
Sorry, it's not.

Don't want to start the debate, but let's just say that I have weighed the options and chosen not to run as root.

And the solution above is a PITA. Isn't there something better? This is a fairly major bug...I have it on Mepis 2004.04, running KDE 3.3.1. I would think, being that it spans multiple versions, that there would be a solution.

It also occurs if you try to delete items...they automagically reappear.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 10:15 PM   #12
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I FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!

http://www.mepis.org/node/view/3886

Granted, this is for Mepis, so YMMV, but it's worth a try. I tried starting kmenuedit from a console, which generated the missing file error and led me to this solution. I tried an edit, and it stuck after a restart of KDE for the first time ever!
 
  


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