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Old 07-31-2003, 07:44 PM   #1
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Missing Applications Menu ?


While I was installing some rpms, something went wrong during installation and now I don't have any applications listed under the main menu in gnome. The drake menu config shows that all the applications are still in the menu, but they're not showing up when i click on the foot. Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
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I had that problem once.. I was mounting my /home as a partition.

I allocated free space to that partition but it wasn't used, so told it to consider it a mount. It did that, copied everything, and when I rebooted everything was... missing!

That was because I didn't have my data in my home directory, and I forgot to MOUNT the filesystem after setting it as a mount point...

Soo, You problably deleted the application listings..

Not exactly sure if you will have to add everything back manually or not, but heres an idea:
Right click on the taskbar panel, go to Add to Panel, and select "Main Menu", and it has a foot next to it... It might add the menu back to how it was, or just add the same thing you have already

Good luck
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:59 AM   #3
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- Thanks for the input, but I'm sure its not a problem with the hard drive considering I am able to write you using linux =)

I belive the problem lies in the fact that the directory that normally stores the application menu program links is completely empty (~/.gnome2/apps-mdk). I really need to know some way of having mandrake revert to the original menu structure, or maybe getting a copy of that folder.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:59 AM   #4
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- Thanks for the input, but I'm sure its not a problem with the hard drive considering I am able to write you using linux =)

I belive the problem lies in the fact that the directory that normally stores the application menu program links is completely empty (~/.gnome2/apps-mdk). I really need to know some way of having mandrake revert to the original menu structure, or maybe getting a copy of that folder.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:04 AM   #5
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- Thanks for the input, but I'm sure its not a problem with the hard drive considering I am able to write you using linux =)

I belive the problem lies in the fact that the directory that normally stores the application menu program links is completely empty (~/.gnome2/apps-mdk). I really need to know some way of having mandrake revert to the original menu structure, or maybe getting a copy of that folder.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:05 AM   #6
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if you want it bad enough, you can delete your
.gnome directory, then when you start gnome, it
will assume it's running for the first time, and set itself up.


better idea. move the .gnome directory, let a new
one be created, then copy the old one over the new
one. that way you'll have the files from both.

Last edited by whansard; 08-01-2003 at 08:06 AM.
 
  


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