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Old 12-15-2003, 03:42 PM   #1
williec30
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kde (mandrake 9.2) missing/broken menus


i am running 9.2 and kde 3.1. i logged in and now notice that my KMenu is missing applications. i also have some links on my desktop that no longer work, they error out with something like "program cannot be started, linking error" (i apologize, i don't have the exact error message with me right now).

this happens for all users accessing this machine including root. i can log in fine and get to X, but none of the programs seem to be working.

after doing some research, i found another thread about a file called 'menudrakeentry' in the /etc/menu directory, however, it doesn't seem that i have this file.

i also ran > update-menus -v as root and this doesn't seem to have changed anything.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:51 PM   #2
cseanburns
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I have mandrake also and I had this same problem. I don't know how to fix this from the command line. But I think I can help you do it from the drake command center.

First, click on the icon on your desktop that says Welcome or go to the application menu and click on configure your computer. It will ask you for your root password, enter it and click okay.

When the mandrake control center comes up, click on system. The first option listed is Menudrake. Click on that. It will ask if you want to edit system menu or root menu, click system menu.

After it processes, a box opens up. You will see a Menustyle button in the top left corner. Click on that. And then choose the "simplified menu". Press okay. Then you can exit BUT before you exit, make sure you save your changes (the disk icon next to the Menustyle icon).

Once you exit, you should have a full menu and all your icons and menu apps should work. If they don't, play around with the menudrake until it does. That's what helped me.

Hope it helps.

Sean
 
Old 12-16-2003, 07:18 PM   #3
mysterio
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For the missing menu's as root update-menus -v and then do it as user.There is an update for this.
 
  


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