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December 18, 2017 at 10:03 am #3966MemberPPC
Hi, guys. Out of nowhere, after booting my antix system today I noticed that my Applications menu (Menu button- Aplications) was empty. (Whatever went wrong might have happended a while ago, I have my most used apps icons on my menu bar…). All other menu entries were fine.
I googled for help and, not finding anything that seemed to solve my problem, I poked around my system and found out where the menu-applications text file was stored ( home/USERNAME/.icewm/menu-aplications pointed to /user/share/desktop-menu/.icewm/menu-aplications) and tried to open it. It was empty.
The way I solved it was by booting from a live usb, copying the file to a folder, booting my installed system and moving the file to the correct folder on my hard drive. Presto!, my Aplications menu was back, But, I lost the menu entries that refered to the few apps I had installed in my system after instaling antix to my hard drive (no surprise there).
Is there another way to solve the problem? Is there a back-up copy of menu-aplications file somewhere in my system that I can use?
Also any idea what could have done that do my system?
Thanks in advance for any reply.
December 18, 2017 at 2:10 pm #3978Memberskidoo
- This topic was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by PPC.
/user/share/desktop-menu/.icewm/menu-aplications was empty.
On-demand, he “Update Menu” command right within the desktop menu will (should) repopulate your ~/.icewm/menu-aplications
but, yes, it depends on the /user/share/desktop-menu/.icewm/menu-aplications, which serves as a template.
With the restored template in place, do you now find any ill result after running the “Update Menu” command?
Is there another way to solve the problem?
sudo cp /etc/skel/.icewm/menu-applications /user/share/desktop-menu/.icewm/menu-applicationsDecember 19, 2017 at 2:47 am #4014MemberPPC
Thanks for the reply.
Your “update” tip worked! Thanks!
Runing the command, I got this “cp: impossível criar o ficheiro regular «/user/share/desktop-menu/.icewm/menu-applications»: No such file or directory”. the portuguese part translates as “impossible to create regular file…
As far as I can tell, /etc/skel/.icewm/menu-applications has only a link that points to /usr/share/desktop-menu/.icewm/menu-applications (witch was the empy file I replaced with the one from the boot usb thumbdrive).
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