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Old 02-19-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
Red HamsterX
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Resetting KDE menu to default layout


In my infinite stupidity, I accidently deleted the "System" and "Settings" menus in KDE and clicked "Save".

This was done as a normal user - root should still be fine.

My question, as stated in the topic, is, "How would I go about restoring the menu to its original layout?"

I don't mind losing entries I've entered manually; I just want to get access to the Control Center again.

Last edited by Red HamsterX; 02-19-2004 at 05:20 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:57 PM   #2
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Go to your home directory and do an "ls -a"
find the directory .kde or something similar
now type in "rm -fr .kde "
and then logout and log back in.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 03:06 AM   #3
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Nope...

Well, that reset the panels, styles, splash screen, and everything else... except the menu.

Some additional information, if relevant:
Distro: Arch Linux (Recently synched)
KDE Version: 3.2.0 (Arch Current)


Thanks for your suggestion, though.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 03:20 AM   #4
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okay try this
edit your .bash_profile file
and add this
export KDEHOME=~/.kdenew
save and quit the file
logout and log back in
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:34 AM   #5
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The menus are still b0rked (and yes, "echo $KDEHOME" returned the right path).

I'll play with it some more tomorrow.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 09:04 PM   #6
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Bleh.

Well, executing "pacman -R kde" and a subsequent "pacman -S kde" (taking care of other related dependencies, too, of course) didn't fix the problem, either.

The menu entries are still missing.

Fortunately, this was my test system, so I'm just going to revert to an image from last week, but I would like to know how to fix such a problem in the future, if anyone has any other ideas.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 02:40 PM   #7
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Updating menus !

I am amazed at what an incrediblely useful site LinuxQuestions.org is.
It is like this...
I do a quite a few installs of Mandrake Linux 9.2 Download Version for my clients (who all are now convinced that they are better off without you know what ). One recuring problem is whenever I add some software from the cd's or update site the menus in Gnome and KDE tend to get screwed. So I used to sometimes end up reinstalling the entire thing. Real stupid of me. I didn't check with LinuxQuestions.org ! Now when I did I found that there is a post on this. The problem was solved just running this command and me menus in Gnome got restored. All I hadda do was run update-menu -v. This was in a reply posted to user 'Adhara' by user 'salparadise'
Thanks fellows !
 
  


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