Fwd: kde virus-like menu masher
This situation was mentioned on debian-user some time ago, but not answered.
If this isn't the appropriate list, please let me know and I'll go elsewhere.
I just did a fresh install of woody on my son's machine by using a 2.2r2 cd
to install a base system, then apt-get upgrade then apt-get distupgrade. I
then installed x-window-system along with icewm and eterm. So far so good.
I then installed the kdebase packages and selected kde applications (plus
some additional non-kde apps). The only things that show on the menu are
packages that would be listed with a search on the packages page for
descriptions using the search criteria "kde". Even such as Gimp, eterm,
xterm, don't appear.
On my machine, the kdm log-in gives a choice of default, icewm, and failsafe.
On the new install, only default and failsafe appear.
I'm a debian newbie (migrated from Corel Linux about a year ago) and haven't
a clue where to begin to figure this out. Any help would be appreciated.
The machine is a 450 mhz, k6 with 128 mb ram.
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Subject: kde virus-like menu masher
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 09:38:57 +1100 (EST)
From: Nick Croft <email@example.com>
Half the attraction of debian is the menu-update system which is activated
by apt-get or relatives.
I've been happily working away and using either WindowMaker Afterstep or E,
mainly WindowMaker. On another machine I installed kde (kdebase_4%3a2.0.1-4)
last December, and had no probs. Liked konqueror.
Yesterday I put (on the main machine) kdebase 4:22.214.171.124-5 and other k
I found it to be very intrusive, rather like a M$ product. It took over my
desktop immediately without giving me the option of changing to it. Then it
rewrote my menus, apparently overriding the menu-update script, such that
only k-* programs appeared in the menus. I restarted X back into WindowMaker
and found I only had half a dozen options in the menu. I apt-got something
to activate the menu-update thingy, (which I thought was supposed to find
everything with a menu file) but still only had the k-approved items and the
Since then I've purged all kstuff, but the menus are no better.
I've been rewriting /etc/X11/WindowMaker/menu.hook _manually_, but I need to
keep a copy of it because any further installs wipe it out and substitute the
kversion of the menus.
I've looked at the man pages for update-menus and menufile and read the
/usr/doc/menu/html tutorial, but can't find the answer. Something seems to be
overriding the system.
I guess I can apt-get something, then use 'find' to see what's been moodified
in the last 2 minutes and check that way.
Sorry for the long ramble.
Give kde the miss.
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