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Old 08-09-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
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Gnome "Applications" menu is empty.


A while ago I updated from 10.0 to 10.1, and a little while later, I updated from 10.1 to 2005 LE.


Anyway, I decided to try Gnome again, after using KDE for a long period of time. I booted my account into the Gnome desktop by selecting "GNOME" from the drop-down box on the login screen. When I clicked on the Applications menu in the upper left hand corner of the Gnome desktop, it was empty. There was a gray square a few pixels wide, and a few pixels tall, like the menu was completely empty.

Now, I tried to create a new user account just to test, and that account has a properly populated menu. How do I fix my existing user account? Is there anything I can copy from the new account to the old to get my menu back?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:00 AM   #2
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Make sure you have the latest version of all gnome packages, especially gnome-menus. Many distributions had issues with a mix of gnome 2.8 and 2.10 packages causing menus to disappear, with symptoms very similar to what you have described.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, but URPMI shows no gnome-menus package installed, and gives no option to install one. Even so, if the problem was with the packages, why would a newly created account work like normal? Seems more like an account settings problem than a package one to me.
 
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I'm honestly not aware of any menu-specific data stored on a per-user basis. I wonder if your session has become corrupted or something along those lines.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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I fixed it, but took such a roundabout way that I can't recommend this solution to anyone else.

I created a new user account, copied almost all the home folder from my old account to my new, deleted the gnome configuration folders, and the kde configuration folders, changed all the file/folder owners from the old username to the new username, and logged in.


It fixed the Gnome problem, and the menus are populated normally.

However, another problem that I was having is still persisting. It belongs in a different section.


Thanks for your help, guys.
 
  


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