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Old 11-05-2003, 03:14 PM   #1
hEAdr00m
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how to get kde 3.1 menu back?


my kde menu is gone. i think this is because i deleted all menu entrys in kmenuedit. i wanted to clear the menu from entrys that link to not installed applications and then rebuild the whole menu with kappfinder.

kappfinder finds some apps but it does not add them to the menu. though, this would not be of much help because - sadly - kappfinder finds only non-kde-apps as i found out.

i generated a temporary user and he has a nice menu. i copied his ~/.kde/share/applnk/* to my ~/.kde/share/applnk/ but to no avail.

i also tried to make use of the "debian sid menu build system for desktop environments (tm)" but i do not know, how make use of it.

so, how is a stupid user like me supposed get the kde menu back?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:14 PM   #2
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What is your distro ? It's rather simple in mandrake but no idea if it's something else you are using
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:18 PM   #3
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Re: how to get kde 3.1 menu back?

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i also tried to make use of the "debian sid menu build system for desktop environments (tm)" but i do not know, how make use of it.
how do you do this in mandrake?
 
Old 11-06-2003, 03:20 AM   #4
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Right click on the K icon (the main menu) and choose config menu. It starts Mdk menu editor. In the file menu, choose reload system menu.

That's how I fixed the menus in 9.2 (plenty of missing entries)
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:14 AM   #5
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no, debian-kde has no reload system menu option in the file menu. by searching for that option i discovered another interesting option: show hidden items in the settings menu.

and there all the menu items are, hidden though. but i can re-add them to my k-menu by clicking the re-add button.

so, items are not removed when you remove them, they are just hided. thank you for your help.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 12:59 PM   #6
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dukeinlondon: I'm in mandrake 9.2 and im having the same problem. Unfortunately, my menu is so messed up it doesnt ahve the menu editor in it, and when i right click it and try to go to the configurw panel/menu editor, nothing happens.

is there any way i can reload the menu without actually having to use the menu? there is only 1 program per subfolder in it that i can access now, and i don't know where to find things i don't know the name of.

Last edited by End11; 11-08-2003 at 01:01 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 02:25 PM   #7
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Try putting Disc 1 in the CD-rom drive, then rebooting. Choose "update' when given the option.
This worked for me.
Once you have done this, and the menu is back to normal, follow these steps:
1.Click the menu button and go to your terminal selection, left click and hold, then drag it to your desktop and select copy here when you let go.
2. Do the same for "Configuration"-"Configure your desktop"

If you do program installs via RpmDrake later, you will likely have the same problem. You will then be able to open a terminal window and as root type "update-menus -v"

Good Luck!
Clark
 
Old 11-15-2003, 11:37 PM   #8
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Clark,
I also had missing items in main menu after using mandrake update on a fresh install of mandrake 9.2. The menu items were missing in gnome, kde etc etc. Entering the "update-menus -v" command as root in eterm worked wonders. Thanks!
Ghetto
 
Old 12-16-2003, 08:55 PM   #9
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I had the same problem with my new Mandrake 9.2 install. Running
"update-menus -v" command as root from a separate terminal login fixed the problem.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 11:28 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by clarks
Try putting Disc 1 in the CD-rom drive, then rebooting. Choose "update' when given the option.
This worked for me.
Once you have done this, and the menu is back to normal, follow these steps:
1.Click the menu button and go to your terminal selection, left click and hold, then drag it to your desktop and select copy here when you let go.
2. Do the same for "Configuration"-"Configure your desktop"

If you do program installs via RpmDrake later, you will likely have the same problem. You will then be able to open a terminal window and as root type "update-menus -v"

Good Luck!
Clark

I had this exact problem. Had I not found your solution I would have re-installed Mandrake all over again. Having installed 3 other distributions at least 4 times EACH, I felt compelled to find a more logical solution.

Is it odd that such a new and polished release would have this odd problem of losing it's menu when running RpmDrake?

 
Old 12-22-2003, 07:49 AM   #11
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There is now a fix for the bug that caused this problem. If you perform a software update for security fixes, etc. via Mandrake Control Center you will find it there.

Glad I could help in some small way.
Clark
 
Old 12-27-2003, 09:09 PM   #12
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Clarks, I gotta tell you. After 3 reinstalls over the past 3 weeks, and about 5 hours just today of trying to figure out how to get all my stuff back after running Mandrake Update,

well,

I could kiss you for that update-menus -v thing.

Just had to tell you that was a huge assistance to me.

Thank you.

Last edited by BenAshworth; 12-27-2003 at 09:11 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 08:24 PM   #13
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Just want to thank clarks for saving the day for me. Thank you very much.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 06:42 AM   #14
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The command "kbuildsycoca" should add all of the original KDE menu items (as well as any other KDE apps installed in the kde directory) and has the advantage of being available with any distro.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 04:09 PM   #15
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update-menus -v hangs.
When I open the Drakmenu editor I see the entries but they don't show up in the menu
Adding them manually helps, though.

Last edited by linuxfond; 02-12-2004 at 04:32 PM.
 
  


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