On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 06:11 am, James Sparenberg wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-07-05 at 12:51, Robert Crawford wrote:
> > On Saturday 05 July 2003 03:28, James Sparenberg wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2003-07-04 at 19:14, John Haywood wrote:
> > > > Ive just logged into kde 3.1 (Bamboo 9.1), and for the umpteenth
> > > > time, found my menus gone!
> > > >
> > > > Now, I can fix this by mv .kde .kdeold, then restarting kde,
> > > > whereupon the menus reappear, but this is a sledgehammer and nut fix,
> > > > which involves resetting all my themes, window decorations,
> > > > datafiles, moving or recreating the resource and config files in
> > > > .kde/share and config etc etc. Not to mention that my home directory
> > > > is getting a bit littered with kdeold, kdeoldest, kdestuffed etc etc
> > > >
> > > > Now, can anyone point me to the file (s) which might be causing
> > > > this?. As previously posted, I get the same result if I try editing
> > > > the menu using menudrake, either as user or root, either the Sys
> > > > menus or the User menus. Both same - menus well and truly edited!!!
> > > >
> > > > There must be a file or combo in ~/.kde which is, or becomes corrupt
> > > >
> > > > All ideas welcome!!!
> > >
> > > Does update-menus run as the user bring them back?
> > >
> > > James
> >
> > I seem to recall when this was happening to me, there was a kde config
> > file that kept getting overwritten somehow- if I think of it, I'll post,
> > but really the fix seems to be upgrade to Tex's stuff. I've not had one
> > problem like that since I did. I think people (me included) went back and
> > forth on pclinux online about this, so probably those threads are still
> > there if you're interested.
> >
> > James- that update-menus trick worked for me a few times, but it always
> > reverted to the overwritten file. I'm trying to recall exactly what
> > action instigated this, but at present, it escapes me.
> >
> > Robert Crawford
>
> Robert
>
>    Now that you mention it.. I'm on Texstar's rpms myself as well.  Have
> been since about 3 days after 9.1 came out.  In fact 3.1.2 runs like a
> top on my box.  While I check things out locally.. I've one question for
> John on his box.  Has he done upgrades at all.  Thought here is that I
> know kdmrc (/usr/share/config/kdm/) has changed.  If the new one is
> still there as kdmrc.rpmnew moving this to kdmrc will help a number of
> things (this file did change.) and I remember it causing me a plethora
> of problems till I did this.  Now the menu is assembled from the
> structure in  ~/.kde/share/applnk-mdk.  Is this directory structure
> present?
>
> James

Yes, Ive updated to Texstar a while back (one of the first things I do!), and 
have had a peek into /usr/share/kdm/. There is no kdmrc.rpmnew

Ive just updated to the new texstar stuff, which includes the RandR screen 
resizer, and Ive made a new .kde folder 

Ive only copied a selected few config files across to the new folder (mail, 
news, etc), and Ive redone all the look n feel stuff by hand, so lets see 
how this pans out.

In the meantime, Ill take a hike through pclinuxonline and see what there is 
about these here menus...

Thanks for all the input, chaps  
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