Problem with the "Start Menu" solved

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Husse
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Re: Problem with the "Start Menu"

Post by Husse »

It's actually called mintMenu :)
Right click the button > Reload plugins and you should be ok
Sometimes you have to be a bit more firm :)
Right click the button again > remove from panel
Right click the panel where the menu was > Add to panel and look up mintMenu and add
It will be added back with all the new items intact
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Re: Problem with the "Start Menu"

Post by Husse »

I did not scroll down to the bottom of the error listed
This is odd
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/i386/.local/share/applications/wine'
Is your user name i386? i386 as username is no good idea!!
There should not be a permission problem here
Check the permissions for wine - I don't know what it should be, but a file in home should have your username as owner and group
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Re: Problem with the "Start Menu" solved

Post by rdonnelly »

Hi, I am new here, this is my first post. I am using Fleicia RC1.
I am having a similar problem, I lost all my progams to the left of the menu with :

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Couldn't Load Plugin: Applications

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/mintMenu.py", line 229, in PopulatePlugins
MyPlugin = X.pluginclass( self, self.toggle )

File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/applications.py", line 207, in __init__
mymenu = Menu( mainitems )

File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/applications.py", line 80, in __init__
self.directory = xdg.Menu.parse( menu )

File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/applications.py", line 49, in xdgParsePatched
raise xdg.Menu.ParsingError(_("Not a valid .menu file"), filename)

ParsingError: ParsingError in file '/home/bob/.config/menus/applications.menu', Not a valid .menu file

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I tried to removing Mint Menu, then adding it again, I tried reolad plugins, I even uninstalled it and reinstalled it from package manager. I have only been using this great OS for a week, and I need help. Another problem I have been having as of recent, new programs were not showing up on the menu when it did work, and I was unable to delete some Wine programs from the menu. My menu seems screwed up. Is there any way to reinstall it? Would a reinstall over the existing install work and leave my system intact?
Last edited by rdonnelly on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Problem with the "Start Menu" solved

Post by rdonnelly »

Here is what the applications menu says:


<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN"
"http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/me ... nu-1.0.dtd">

<Menu>
<Name>Applications</Name>
<MergeFile type="parent">/etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu</MergeFile>
<Menu>
<Name>Accessories</Name>
<Exclude>
<Filename>file-roller.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>kde4-kalarm.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>kde4-Kjots.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>kde4-knotes.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>kde4-karm.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>kde4-ktnef.desktop</Filename>
</Exclude>
</Menu>
<Menu>
<Name>Office</Name>
<Include>
<Filename>MYOB Plus V12.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>Refrigerant Journal Software 2004-1.desktop</Filename>
</Include>
<Exclude>
<Filename>ooo-template.desktop</Filename>
</Exclude>
</Menu>
<Menu>
<Name>Other</Name>
<Exclude>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Accessories-Lotus Organizer EasyClip.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Accessories-Lotus SuiteStart.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Accessories-Lotus vCard & vCalendar Viewer.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>MYOB Plus V12.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>Refrigerant Journal Software 2004-1.desktop</Filename>
</Exclude>
</Menu>
<Menu>
<Name>wine-wine</Name>
<Menu>
<Name>wine-Programs</Name>
<Menu>
<Name>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite</Name>
<Exclude>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus 1-2-3.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Approach.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus FastSite.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Freelance Graphics.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Organizer.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus SmartCenter.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Software Agreement.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus Word Pro.desktop</Filename>
</Exclude>
<Menu>
<Name>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus DocOnline</Name>
<Exclude>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus DocOnline-Exploring SmartSuite.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus DocOnline-LotusScript Language Reference.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus DocOnline-LotusScript Programmer's Guide.desktop</Filename>
</Exclude>
</Menu>
<Menu>
<Name>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus User Assistance</Name>
<Exclude>
<Filename>wine-Programs-Lotus SmartSuite-Lotus User Assistance-SmartSuite.desktop</Filename>
</Exclude>
</Menu>
</Menu>
<Menu>
<Name>wine-Programs-MYOB Plus V12</Name>
<Exclude>
<Filename>wine-Programs-MYOB Plus V12-Late Breaking Changes.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-MYOB Plus V12-MYOB Plus Optimization Assistant.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-MYOB Plus V12-MYOB Plus Upgrade Assistant.desktop</Filename>
<Filename>wine-Programs-MYOB Plus V12-MYOB Plus v12 Forms Upgrade Assistant.desktop</Filename>
</Exclude>
</Menu>
</Menu>
</Menu>
</Menu>
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Re: Problem with the "Start Menu" solved

Post by rdonnelly »

Ok, I threw applications.menu in the trash and the menu was fine after that?
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