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Old 10-11-2002, 01:19 AM   #1
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Question Menudrake command?


I just installed Opera 6.03 on Mandrake 8.2, and it works beautifully with the exception that there're no shortcuts to the program. All the help I can find says simply to use Menudrake, which is fine, as far as it goes, but what do you put in the Command box? When I do a search for Opera, several paths and various shortcuts are returned - I'm not sure which one to use or how to use it.
These are the paths I get:
/etc/X11/applink/Internet
/usr/share/gnome/apps/Internet
and the binary's at
/usr/X11 R6/bin
Any one of those paths with "/Opera" tacked onto the end seems to have no effect - the entry appears in the menu, and does not return an error message, but it also has no effect as far as actually opening the browser. Thanks much --
 
Old 10-11-2002, 02:10 AM   #2
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No path. Just put opera in there and go. Opera more than likely installed to somewhere in your $PATH, meaning you don't have to type out the full path the execute it.

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Old 10-11-2002, 11:08 AM   #3
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Thanks!
 
Old 10-11-2002, 02:48 PM   #4
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Oops...sorry, no. I checked the $path variable, and it doesn't look like Opera's in it. Theoretically though, putting the full app path in the menudrake command field should work, but instead it only gives me an error and refuses to run. When I run /usr/bin/opera from the commandline, however, it gives me:

Xlib: extension "RENDER" missing on display ":0.0".
opera: Geometry [1,-691,972,-1] ignored.

and then it runs fine. Could it be those errors that are preventing the program from running from the menu?
Thanks -
 
Old 10-11-2002, 09:10 PM   #5
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I don't think so.

When you say "it gives me an error" what error? And, you really should be able to run it with just opera. Maybe you are puting the command in the wrong place? There is a field for the title, there you can put whatever you want, heck you could call it "the best browser known to man" and it will work. But then there is also the place for the location of the executable, ie /usr/bin/opera

If you can run anything at all, then most likely /usr/bin is in your path, so that deletes that probability. Try putting it in other fields to see if that's what's causing the problem.

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Old 10-12-2002, 01:41 AM   #6
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The exact error message that the menu gives me (with /usr/bin/opera in the command field of the menudrake entry) is "Could not execute command: exec Opera." When I run "opera" (no path, just the command) from the XTerm or Gnome terminal, it gives one exception: "XLib: extension "RENDER" missing on display ":0.0". " Which means, as far as I can see, that $path is correct - it's that error that prevents the menu from running the command, but I don't know how to fix it. Any ideas? And yes, I do have the strings in the correct fields in menudrake --
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Old 10-12-2002, 02:28 AM   #7
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Are you actually typing Opera rather than opera? "CaSe sEnSitive Linux is" - Yoda.

As far as fixing the error message, I wouldn't worry much about it, but if you want to get it fixed, I'd think it might be something in your XF86Config-4 file. Go to www.google.com/linux and type in that error message or portions of it and see if you can figure it out.

The only thing I can think of is case problems, or field errors at this point...

Can you run the application from the run option on the menu? If so, then I am stumped and you might wanna check out the mandrake user boards or post to it this problem and see if the Mandrake gurus have an answer. At least someone might confirm this being a problem if nothing else.

Just to let you know...

I tried simulating your problem, but no dice. I haven't tried in Mandrake Yet, as I am running 9.0 and not sure if it'd matter anyway, but on Slack 8.1 with KDE3, I set it up using KDE's menu builder and it worked flawlessly

I doubt it'd make a difference, especially on this, but I did install from source, not RPM.

Anyway, see if it's a Case Sensitive problem, which would be nice and easy to fix

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Old 10-12-2002, 04:19 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure that it's not a case problem, as I've tried both capitalized and non-, but I'll try the mandrake boards and see if I can get anything to turn up. Thanks for your help!
 
Old 10-12-2002, 04:41 PM   #9
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I'm running Mandrake 9.0, and I've found Menudrake to be very buggy. Can you run Opera from a desktop icon?

If the problem is just menudrake, you can create a folder in your home directory called `my-menu` (or some such), copy the opera shortcut to it. Then add a special button of type `quick browser` to your panel. Set it to browse your newly created meu folder and give it a snazzy icon. Viola! Custom menus.

Part of the problems I ran into with menudrake was that as non-root, it would overwrite all my menu changes whenever I installed a new package. And as root, it would add multiple instances of each application to the Konqurer `Open with...` list box. They just don't play well together.

This solution works well for me. All of my most used apps are in the `my-menu` folder. You can create submenus just but adding subfolders.

I hope this helps some.

--Mark
 
Old 10-13-2002, 12:30 AM   #10
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That's a great idea Mark, good reply

Good luck on the Mandy boards Rose-Bud.

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Old 10-13-2002, 01:09 AM   #11
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Thanks. And coming from neighbor to boot...

I like the solution so much I also did it for the original KDE menus and for my desktop folder as well. It works great. No matter how much stuff I have open, I never have to move anything to get at something on my desktop. I can get to any file on my box quick and easy with the menus...quite an improvement over MS os's.

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