Gnome Shell Applications Menu is Empty

Gnome Shell Applications Menu is Empty

Postby kseise on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:42 am

I have a weird issue on a new installation of 64 bit LMDE. My Applications list in Gnome Shell is empty. I have tried deleting .gconf .gnome and .gnome2. I deleted the menus directory under .local. I can't figure out how to reset gnome shell menus. Any ideas?
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Re: Gnome Shell Applications Menu is Empty

Postby kseise on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Nobody knows how to reset all the gnome menus? Other users on the same system are fine. Any ideas?
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Re: Gnome Shell Applications Menu is Empty

Postby kseise on Thu May 10, 2012 6:50 am

According to an Ubuntu Forum, this might work.
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sudo ln -s /etc/xdg/menus/gnome-applications.menu /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu


Just tried, and it didn't work.
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Re: Gnome Shell Applications Menu is Empty

Postby Inkit on Thu May 10, 2012 9:35 am

I don't know if I've misunderstood your question here. but from what I can gather I'm posting a reply. Have you tried logging into the fallback mode, or into mate. The reason is that if your system does not have an accelerated graphics card, when you move your mouse over the menu nothing happens in Gnome 3.
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Re: Gnome Shell Applications Menu is Empty

Postby äxl on Fri May 11, 2012 5:58 am

kseise wrote:I deleted the menus directory under .local

Was that wise?
I presume there are files in /usr/share/applications, right?
There also should be some in ~/.local/share/applications
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Re: Gnome Shell Applications Menu is Empty

Postby kseise on Fri May 11, 2012 10:04 pm

I tried nuking all of it, and nothing worked. I ended up pulling a copy off of another LMDE computer. Strangely, it seems to have fixed some issues I had with the window manager constantly reloading. Somehow only my profile was being corrupted.
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