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Old 08-16-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy Where are the menus?


Recently installed FC11 (previously using FC3 but not for a while!)

I didn't get the option to choose install as a webserver, the install just ran. I was then left to manually configure and have managed to get Apache up and running which is fine (but have made a right mess with WordPress which is another story..)

My query is where are the GUI menus? I've got Applications, Places and System. None of these have Server as an option and I can't find GUI interface for PHP or MYSQL admin. I have installed all these and they are running.

Am I missing something really stupid? I've also installed Open Office but have no menu offering to launch any of the apps. From memory I used to have all these automatically on FC3. I also used to have a GUI for configuring virtual hosts and the like but have just had to flounder through using the command line.

I see various recently installed apps in USR>SHARE but don't know how to run. Is there a command for updating the menus or are they gone in this version?

Hope this makes sense.
Old 08-16-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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Were you using the Live CD? It has a rather restricted set of options. However, I don't think that Fedora still gives that option, that is, install web server, desktop, or whatever--you'd have to pick that stuff through the customize now section in installation. (I could be wrong about that though--these days, I just get the first CD and install a minimal system.)

Hrrm, the menu items would, I think, be there--maybe under system=>administration?

I don't use Gnome, so I'm honestly not sure about all that.

If I might, I'd suggest using a more descriptive title next time. These forums are quite busy and I suspect a high percentage of readers won't even look at your post, whereas if you'd called it something like Fedora 11 can't find menus, most Fedora users would have stopped by to look.
Old 08-16-2009, 12:47 PM   #3
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FC11 menus

Thanks, to be honest I didn't give the title alot of thought...was extremely p'd off at the time! I'm going to wipe the whole thing and give up. Yes I did use the Live CD and it gave no options, will reinstall from full DVD and hope it's more helpful.
Old 08-16-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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