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Tec1 09-01-2003 12:20 PM

Mandrake Control Centre lost
 
After trying to install some new software recently (DVD Player) I appear to have lost all links to the Mandrake Control Center. The icon on the taskbar and the link in the start menu has dissappeared. Any advice on how to reinitiate this would be very much appreciated. I am currently running Mandreake 9.1

Thanks

oski 09-01-2003 01:04 PM

go to konqueror and open this folder: file:/home/yourhome/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/Configuration
look for Mandrake Control Center.desktop (this is the link) if for some reason it doesn't exists, get a copy in usr/share/mdk/kde/ and paste it. This will regenerate the icon in the "start menu"

Tec1 09-01-2003 02:09 PM

Thanks for your reply and I have carried out the instructions as you suggested but am still unable to access Mandrake Control Centre. In the folder "file:/home/yourhome/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/Configuration" I now show the following: boot and init, hardware, kde, other, packaging, printing and Mandrake Control Centre. Should I have put it in one of the previous folders or if its in the correct place have you any other suggestions. I am still very much a Newbie but enjoying it all the same.

Thanks again for your help

pixie 09-01-2003 02:10 PM

Open a console or terminal and type
Code:

mcc

oski 09-01-2003 03:42 PM

you posted:In the folder "file:/home/yourhome/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/Configuration" I now show the following: boot and init, hardware, kde, other, packaging, printing and Mandrake Control Centre.... So you admit Mandrake Control Centre is there, isn't it? So click it please. If the MDK C.C. doesn't appears this is beyond my knowledges. Sorry

quatsch 09-01-2003 03:54 PM

Did you per chance create a folder called
file:/home/yourhome
? If so, it's no wonder it's not showing up in the menus. /home/yourhome refers to your home directory which is /home/replace-this-with-your-username
you have to do what it says after /home/ ;)

Tec1 09-02-2003 12:14 PM

No I did replace "yourhome" in the details and MCC does show up in the directory but not on the desktop or start menu. I looked at the other post but could only get the reply not a directory when entering "code" in a terminal window. Any further help would be appreciated. If I double click the MCC icon that I have placed in this directory I get the message "KDEinit could not launch '/usr/bin/drakconf' if that is any help.

Thanks

oski 09-02-2003 02:38 PM

Let's try something. In konqueror,if you right click MCC and then properties and then a thumbnail named execute you get /usr/bin/drakconf OK? in mine I get /usr/sbin/drakconf You got it! add this "s" , convert bin in sbin and post the results. Good luck!

carlywarly 09-02-2003 02:59 PM

Why not right-click on your desktop and Create New ....Link to Application, putting drakconf in the Execute tab? That should sort you out.

quatsch 09-02-2003 03:14 PM

don't enter 'code' in the terminal window. That 'code' just indicates that what follows is code. What you enter is

mcc

Tec1 09-03-2003 08:03 AM

Thanks to everyone for their responses and the results are as follows.

Putting MCC in a terminal window comes up as no such directory.

Going to properties in home/stan/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/configuration/mcc produces /usr/bin/drakconf so I changed to /usr/sbin/drakconf and got the same result "could not launch etc.

Creating a new link to application on the desktop for MCC produces the response "Service '/home/stan/Desktop/Link to Application' is malformatted"

Perhaps I am reaching the stage to do a fresh install what do you think ?

Thanks

RockmanExe 09-03-2003 08:12 AM

Perhaps you could run an upgrade setup, so mdk installation refresh the libraries and system packages and you won't lost your info

Thulemanden 09-03-2003 12:30 PM

What happens in other environments like IceWM or Gnome? Does it show up in the menu?

Tec1 09-03-2003 12:43 PM

I have tried in Gnome as well and it is the same. Can I perform an upgrade from my existing discs or is there a repair option within Mandrake. Any info on how to carry this out would be appreciated

Thulemanden 09-03-2003 12:54 PM

Refresh MCC
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Tec1
I have tried in Gnome as well and it is the same. Can I perform an upgrade from my existing discs or is there a repair option within Mandrake. Any info on how to carry this out would be appreciated
Sure, you can explore the CD for it. I'll bet it's on CD 1. The install as rpm -Uvh filename. large U not small.


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