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Old 04-22-2004, 01:29 AM   #1
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Menudrake can't save menus


Hi there,

I tried to add OpenOffice to my KDE menu using Menudrake but after I save the new menus, nothing happens, even after rebooting.

This is what I did:
1.) su -c 'menudrake' to run Menudrake as root
2.) Chose "Update System Menu"
3.) Clicked the "Add Application" button
4.) Entered the title, the file location (/usr/local/openoffice/program/scalc)
5.) Chose the icon
6.) Pressed Save
7.) Exited

And nothing happened. Mysteriously, sometimes when I open Menudrake again, I see the OpenOffice Calc entry in blue font.

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks,
Vince
 
Old 04-22-2004, 05:17 AM   #2
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try this
open a terminal and type
update-menus -v

after a while the process hangs and doesn't return to a command prompt,
close the terminal manually

there is a bug in mandrake 9.2 that makes the menus buggy and unreliable
(there is a fix for it amongst the updates)
 
Old 04-22-2004, 09:16 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by salparadise
try this
open a terminal and type
update-menus -v

after a while the process hangs and doesn't return to a command prompt,
close the terminal manually
<snip>
Actually I discovered that update-menus doesn't actually hang....it's apparently waiting for input. Hitting enter brings you back to a command prompt when it's done.

Tom
 
Old 04-22-2004, 09:49 AM   #4
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cool
thanks for that

did it work?
 
Old 04-22-2004, 02:40 PM   #5
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Didn't work. The entries I added still don't show up. They are still in blue font in Menudrake.

If it helps, the error in the terminal I get when saving menus is:
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!

Does this have anything to do with it?

Last edited by vincebs; 04-22-2004 at 02:43 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:00 PM   #6
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No one else has ever had this problem?
 
Old 04-30-2004, 12:53 AM   #7
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bump?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 02:49 AM   #8
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I've had the same problem 3 times within the last 3 months...

In the first two cases, knowing much less than I do now (though still far from any level of expertise), I had resorted to reinstallation.

Yesterday, however, I found a solution (perhaps not the best, but it works for me).

First, I logged out from my usual username, then logged in as "root", used a console to start "menudrake" (because menudrake was no longer in my menu as an available application), then by simply changing the names of some folders and apps (such as adding a space to the end), they began reappearing in my menus.

update-menus -v does not seem to work... using the trick mentioned above, and they appear as soon as you click to save.

I know it's probably not the correct solution, but as long as I can access the GUI's and apps I need, it's good enough for me, until somebody posts a better solution.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 04:14 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by vincebs
Didn't work. The entries I added still don't show up. They are still in blue font in Menudrake.

If it helps, the error in the terminal I get when saving menus is:
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!

Does this have anything to do with it?

I have now the same problem after upgrading to Cooker 10.1

I installed every possible bugfix... but nothing changes...
 
Old 05-14-2004, 04:26 AM   #10
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I have now the same problem after upgrading to Cooker 10.1

I installed every possible bugfix... but nothing changes...
After reading the topic about "most stable release" I'm beginning to think my problems come from upgrading rpm packages from Cooker on a 9.2 before 10.0 was ready... It means now I have a half-9 half-10 release...
 
Old 05-18-2004, 05:30 PM   #11
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Anyone know if Mandrake 10 has this problem?
 
Old 07-29-2004, 09:21 PM   #12
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i'm having the same problem in mandrake 10... updated with all bugfixes/etc
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:59 AM   #13
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I'm using Mandrake 10 Official and have had no problems at all.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 03:50 AM   #14
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Did anyone manage to resolve the issue ?
I get error cold not attach to DCOP server.

The funny thing is menudrake was working properly prior to installing the updates and bugfixes for MDK 10 OE.
Very strange.
 
  


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