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Old 05-14-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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kde menu on mandrake is fscked

I'm using KDE on Mandrake 10 and just recently I found that kmenuedit cant actually change the menus at all. I'm using the default kde-menu with Development, Editors, Games etc and it used to work for me, but now when i change anything in the menu editor and save it, it doesnt modify the KDE menu at all..

Even worse is that i cant even change the items in the ~/.kde/share/applnk directory. I even tried renaming all the applnk directories to something else to see if that would change the menu, but the damn thing stays the same! I can't work out where the list of menu items is kept so that I can change it, can anyone help? And yes, i have run update-menus -v, many times
Old 05-23-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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kde menu

I am having the same problem in Fedora Core 2 Final. I can't run update-menus -v but that hasn't worked anyhow.

Previously I had upgraded Fedora Core 1 to KDE 3.2 and menus worked fine.
Old 05-28-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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kmenuedit problems

I'm seeing the same bizarre behavior on a clean install of FC2. Changes I make to the menus are not saved. Menu items I delete are not removed. Other items seem to be randomly removed. Very frustrating.
Old 06-04-2004, 11:15 PM   #4
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does anyone have any solutions to this problem?. because im also having the same problem on fedora core 2 running kde.
Old 06-11-2004, 11:40 AM   #5
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Temporary Solution

Well I seemed to have the same problem with a new installation of FC2. First I could edit, then things started moving on their own and deleting, then it eventually just stopped letting me edit it.

I found a "defect" in the database. I followed one of the solutions and it works!

Check Additional Comment #3. That's the solution I followed.

Incidentally, KDE considers this to be a "wishlist" item, though the fact that you don't have a usable menu anymore - to me - seems a bug. I recommend that anyone using this fix log into the KDE site and put some votes towards that item.... after all the more people who want it, the more likely it will get fixed!

P.S. - I didn't run the kmenuedit in the middle, and the FC2 location of the xdg menus is right off of /etc/xdg......
Old 06-11-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
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Re: Temporary Solution

Originally posted by TXM
*snip* Check Additional Comment #3. That's the solution I followed. *snip*
I followed that and lost half my menu.... and my accessories menu is empty lol.. o well, shit happends
Old 06-16-2004, 09:37 PM   #7
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Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD
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I lost most of my menu, then ran "update-menus -v" and those items reappeared! I still worry that this will happen again and that the links/fixes that I have been reading will leave me in the dust. If it happens again and I can't fix it, I will probably reinstall, or get a different distro. Any suggestions?


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