LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
irongiant
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: In a dark corner of the UK
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question package installation


I have reacently installed Mandrake Linux 9.2 on a separate partition to Windows XP. I have a Sagem F@st 800 ADSL modem and have read on the internet that i had to install certain packages to get this to work on Mandrake, I opened the package installer in KDE and selected the necessary packages as well as going through to see what else i could have on. I selected a few more packages with games and toys and WINE and hit 'install'. The program asked me for my disks and then said 'installation succesful', I hit 'OK' and had a look on the menu for my newly-installed programs only to find that thare was less there than before! is this a common problem or am i doing something wrong? Is there any way to correct this problem?

thanks

Rob
 
Old 01-24-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
carlywarly
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sunny Southport, again.
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 0.93 and 0.92, Vector sometimes
Posts: 825

Rep: Reputation: 30
Indeed it's a known bug. Open a console and type in update-menu -v Wait a while and then close the console. That should sort you out.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 01:35 PM   #3
Nukem
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Canada, TO.
Distribution: Slackware: in progress, Mandrake 9.2, Libranet, Vector
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
Missing menu Items is a very common problem for Mandrake 9.2 . This happen to me all the time. I don't know what causes this, but what I do is just open menudrake and put them back. The only trouble that I'm having now is my screensavers. Be careful your screensavers might go missing too. I heard that this is kind of like a bug with 9.2, cauz they went bankrupt and stuff, and that is why cooker is around now. They say everything will be fine with version 10.

btw I tried carlywarly's method and the console was like frozen. I waited for about 10 minutes and pressed enter. It returned me to normal prompt. Nothig was changed.

Last edited by Nukem; 01-24-2004 at 01:37 PM.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
irongiant
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: In a dark corner of the UK
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by carlywarly
Indeed it's a known bug. Open a console and type in update-menu -v Wait a while and then close the console. That should sort you out.

thanks for that, only one problem, one of the menu items that isn't there is the console one!!! any other suggestions anyone?

rob
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:02 PM   #5
irongiant
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: In a dark corner of the UK
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by Nukem
open menudrake and put them back.
sorry, i'm a bit of a newb; could you tell me where to acces menudrake because i haven't seen it around and all my console and file managers/browsers have gone with the missing menu items

rob
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:46 PM   #6
Nukem
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Canada, TO.
Distribution: Slackware: in progress, Mandrake 9.2, Libranet, Vector
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
Open up console and type menudrake. If you don't know how to open console (if your link to console is missing) and can't get to console, create a new link on you'r desktop to console. This is how..

right click on desktop --> Create New --> Link to Application -->

In the general section, type in the name for the shortcut.
Then click on execute tab.
Under the "Command" option, type "konsole" without quotes and all letters simple (no capital).
Click OK

Then you can open up the console and type menudrake. Now you can add change your options.
But when I changed these options under normal user, It seemed to have no effect. When I tried login at root it worked for me...
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:41 PM   #7
irongiant
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: In a dark corner of the UK
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks Nukem, i'll see if that works.

rob
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:59 PM   #8
Nukem
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Canada, TO.
Distribution: Slackware: in progress, Mandrake 9.2, Libranet, Vector
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
no pb.. tell me if it works or not.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:10 PM   #9
irongiant
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: In a dark corner of the UK
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

yep, it worked alright. I didn't have any problems with my user account and didn't have to use root at all. just make sure that your shell is selected rather than 'all'.

next step is getting the Sagem F@st working on my box!

Thanks
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:33 PM   #10
Nukem
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Canada, TO.
Distribution: Slackware: in progress, Mandrake 9.2, Libranet, Vector
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
Oh... thanks for the tip...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
message "Problem during installation: x package needed for (installed) x package frayed2 Linux - Newbie 1 04-24-2005 08:05 PM
FC3 installation freezes at package installation tmussche Fedora - Installation 1 04-19-2005 08:56 PM
Package installation 9.1 lee45 Suse/Novell 9 11-25-2004 04:59 PM
Package installation lee45 Suse/Novell 0 11-24-2004 05:41 PM
slackware installation, or package installation?? mipia Slackware - Installation 1 12-15-2003 07:54 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration