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Old 03-30-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mandrake 9.2 lost all programs after trying to add more packages from KDE.

Hello, everyone!
I am a novice Mandrake user and I am already in trouble
I tried to install additional software from the main configuration window, but after that all the software was gone. No programs, even the internet browser would work.

I have already re-installed Mandrake, but would like to know if someone had similar problem and how they fixed it. Thanks!
Old 03-30-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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same problem

I had the same problem, the think is i am new at this to.

I selected (or deselected) a list of programs in the "Software Package Installation" to install, but, after reboot, a lot of programs was gone (?), so, what i did, insert disk 1 and reboot, ans select UPDATE, and everything comer to normal.....

that's all i know

I did this because i wanted to select some services i didnt find (WEB Serer, Mail server, DNS Server)

do you know how to configure this kind of services?
Old 03-30-2004, 06:54 PM   #3
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Your programs were most likely still there, they just vanished from the menu trees. This is a known problem with the duck. Next time it happens use:

update-menus -v

from the command line (open a shell) You do not need to be root to use this.

I do a pre-emptive "update-menus -v" every week just in case

Hope this helps,

Old 03-30-2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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Thats a very good idea, thanks a lot.
Old 03-30-2004, 08:50 PM   #5
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Is this fixed in Mandrake 10?
Old 03-31-2004, 06:04 AM   #6
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Thumbs up Thanks!

Thank you, Edcutis.
I also re-installed my Linux and just figured out how to install my NVIDIA drivers. Now I will try installing additional packages again.


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