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Old 06-21-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
toadbark
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I've lost programs from the menu


Mandrake 9.2

I installed some programs from the disks, and then found that a large number of programs
had disappeared from the start menu (including the control center and configuration
programs).

The icons on the desktop and tool bar don't link now.

Any thoughts ?
 
Old 06-21-2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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are you using KDE? i used to use Mandrake and i think that's the default.
if so there should be a menu configuration program somewhere in the start menu.
sorry, i am in fluxbox right now and can't verify.

michiaki
 
Old 06-22-2005, 06:30 AM   #3
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I'm using KDE, but the programs remaining in my menu are quite basic.
The Open Office modules, Hardrake, Kwrite, Configure mail and a couple of others.

I have no access to the control center or software config from the menu.

I have a browser and Konqueror open now, (from before) but if I close them I won't be able to reopen them.

I suppose I could re-install but I'd rather figure it out in case it happens to me again.

On the upside, it's a beautiful day today.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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you should definitely not have to reinstall. unless i am mistaken this is a small configuration issue.

can you open a terminal/console/command-line? if you can get the name of the menu-configuration program you should be able to run it from there.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:21 AM   #5
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Hello,

Open a console
switch to root
cd to

Code:
cd /usr/share/applications/kde/
Code:
kmenuedit
this may help you

If not I have had this problem a number of times and have always found the (simple) solution on this site or google, can´t remember it off the top of my head as it hasn´t happened since I ditched the laptop.

The Monkey
 
Old 06-22-2005, 01:35 PM   #6
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Thank you.
I'll give that a go tonight after work.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 08:13 PM   #7
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Try:

Code:
update-menus
 
Old 06-23-2005, 04:18 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by RySk8er30
Try:

Code:
update-menus
Thats the right way to resolve the problem. This is a well known bug in some of the Mandrake 9.x releases. If you upgrade your system using urpmi, you should get updates that resolve the problem permanently.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 05:54 AM   #9
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I'm up and running again.
Thanks to everyone for the replies.
 
  


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