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Old 12-11-2003, 01:13 PM   #1
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problems after installing scanner

Hi, I installed a scanner on my Mandrake 9.2 and now some weird things are going on on my desktop. The icons + some applications in the menu are missing. Links on my desktop to e.g. home, mounted floppy, ... don't work. But I can open all the applications from command line. Creating another user and logging in as the new user or as root doesn't help. Normally I use kde but I have the same problem with Ice. Any idea's what's going on or how to fix this problem?
Old 12-11-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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Known problem in Mandreck 9.2. Go and get the update.
Installing new programs in the original version fsck's up
the menues. Good luck.

Old 12-12-2003, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanx !

All works fine now after installing some upgraded packages!
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Which updates???
I have Mandrake 9.2 too!!!
Old 12-12-2003, 12:57 PM   #5
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Well, I just checked for bugfixes in Mandrake Control Center and installed those that seemed related to this problem or interesting to install. So I can't really tell which package solved the problem.

After installing I did update-menus and everything was back normal.


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