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Old 11-09-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
duffmckagan
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Installing software doesn't update Menus!


Today, I installed software using Synaptic.
THe source for the software was the Debian CDs, and the software was a game -- lbreakout2.

I did it under GNOME. But, I don't find any entry for the game in the Games section of the Menu!
Why is that?

I did

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update-menu
but no use.

Anything else I am missing? Or anything else I should be trying out?
 
Old 11-09-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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try typing killall gnome-panel in a terminal
sometimes it will do the trick because the menus will repopulate when the panel automatically launches itself after you kill it.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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Done that. But no use.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 03:11 PM   #4
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well, you could add the item manually.

go to the menu -> games (or whatever you want to put it in)
then right click the mouse, -> entire menu -> add a new item to this menu
then a dialog comes up with the name of the command, icon, etc..
once its added there, it should stay
 
Old 11-09-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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Hmmm....Thanks.

Done that. Haven't used GNOME much ...so don't know much about it.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:01 PM   #6
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Hi,
proper command is
Code:
update-menus
You simply forgot the 's' to 'menu.

cheers
 
Old 11-10-2005, 12:47 AM   #7
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Ok. THanks.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:04 AM   #8
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Debian should do a "update-menus" automatically. Did you check the "Debian Menu" from within "Applications" -menu in Gnome panel? That's where almost all installed programs reside: Gnome's own "Applications" -menu includes only a "Gnomish" selection of programs.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:29 AM   #9
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Quote:
Did you check the "Debian Menu" from within "Applications" -menu in Gnome panel?


Yup I did.






Quote:
Gnome's own "Applications" -menu includes only a "Gnomish" selection of programs.


Yeah. I know.

But I also checked the KDE menus, but it wasn't there.
 
  


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