Fedora Installation :: FC12 New Install / Top Menu Panel Missing Items
Mar 7, 2010
First off, I have spent several hours searching this and other forums looking for an answer to this, and have tried several things, none of which have fixed this issue. Here is what I'm seeing:I performed a new install of FC12 on a Thinkpad R40, 512Mb RAM, with a 40Gb HDD, 38Gb useable, from a live CD. That leaves a little over 9Gb free for expansion. All went well with the install, but the post-boot upgrade would not complete due to an error with the abrt files. I found a thread discussing this and used the suggested method of performing the updates from a shell, which worked fine. There were LOTS of installations, updates, and replacements, and finally the shell returned "Complete!". After a reboot I was going through the Fedora_12_ User_ Guide.pdf and noticed many items missing from the System Menu as described in section 126.96.36.199 "The System menu". Another thread seemed to address a similar issue with su - then yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment", which I did. It updated over 870 items, then completed with no errors. At this point I logged out and back in, no change, and then tried a reboot, which also did not change anything. Finally, I'm appealing to the community.
I'm running Comsol 4.0 and in Unity the top Panel is supposed to have the menu items of the focused application, however Unity does not create them for Comsol. Notice the two pictures below, one running Comsol in Unity, the other one running in Gnome 2.32. Where my File>Edit>Options>Help at Unity
At least the DVD I downloaded a few days ago was nothing like the one that was downloaded on release, most worked I'm missing a couple of important things on the gnome menus, nothing on system>preferences or Admin for printing, I had to configure the printer directly with the CUPs admin panel. These no way to edit the menus, right clicking on the bar has no effect, and I haven't form menu-edit in the repos with yumex, or the gnome control pane. Have these been dropped in FC14 ?
just recently upgraded to 10.04. After the upgrade I noticed that certain Administration menu items are msising. I can't find the "Hardware Drivers" tool. Is there a way to reinstall to put the complete files and correct the menu items, etc.?
I upgraded to 10.4 on Friday and everything seemed to go flawlessly. I had installed Netbook launcher about a month ago and decided I didn't like it, so yesterday I uninstantiated it. Now when I boot up using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx I get this error
The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:gnome_gohome" do you want to delete your configuration
I get the same result if I click "no" or "yes" the boot finishes and every thing seems to work....except the drop-down menus are missing on the panel on the right. So every thing on the left is there I.E. im connected to my router but i cant get to Fire Fox right or left clicking on the panel wont let me at to the panel so how do i get my panel back?Oh and the bottom panel is gone too. not really sure this is an upgrade problem but the timing was suspicious.
Not sure what precipitated this but Administration and Preferences are missing from the System menu. how to get them back? I have to go through the Gnome menu to get to System, not sure how it got removed from the panel.
My application bars are all missing their menu bars. They were showing up (along with the application title) on the top panel but I ran 'nohup gnome-panel' to at least make my system partially usable (i.e. this restores the top panel and the bottom 'bar' that has the running application icons and it also restored my close/minimize/maximize buttons to my windows).
I've installed Fedora 13 from DVD and selected some extra features (php, mySQL). After the installation and user creation, I rebooted and logged in - clean clean desktop. No menu, no panel nothing. But I can run some commands (like firefox) from ALT+F2. It looks as if the commands works fine, but no menu.
I've re-installed my whole system.... same thing after logging in. I can see the bottom panel before log in.
Whatever I should do, I can only through command line as I'm able (from ALT+F2) to open a terminal. I suspect my resolution or something.
I'm working from a Acer laptop who's monitor is broken, connected a Samsung SyncMaster 943nwx to it. Its a 17" wide monitor.
I installed the xfce4-quicklauncher plugin from a tar file in Slackware 13.37. It is showing as installed in gslapt, but it is not showing in the xfce panel's "Add New Items" menu. (see attached images) I tried rebooting and a few google searches. What must I do to get the xfce4-quicklauncher plug-in to appear in the xfce panel's "add New Items" menu?
I installed Ubuntu 10.04 in a partition alongside two other partitions that contain windows. One is a windows xp recovery partition (about 8 GB) and the other is windows xp media center (about 37 GB).The Ubuntu partition is about 180 GB. Anyway, after I installed it, I was only able to boot to Windows XP. I can't boot to Ubuntu.Using supergrub, however, I am able to get Ubuntu to boot up. In supergrub, I got to Gnu/Linux, select the option to "Boot Gnu/Linux directly", and it works.However, if I try the "Fix grub" option, I get "error 15: file not found". Also, if I try to the option of "Boot to Partiion" and I select the Ubuntu partition, I get "error 13: invalid or unsupported exectuable format".When in Ubuntu, I opened the terminal and tried the following:gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
The menu.lst file is empty. There is nothing in it.What is going on? How can I fix it so when I boot the computer I'm given the option of booting to Windows XP media center or to Ubuntu?For additional info, I ran the bootinfoscript and the results.txt file is pasted below.
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
I installed Libreoffice from the PPA and understood OOo would be removed. However [URL] Drawing and [URL] Formula remain in the Office Menu. I ran
sudo apt-get purge openoffice*
but this removed my libreoffice-report-builder plugin and not the menu items. What should I check to see if any of OOo is still around, and how do I get rid of it without removing something Libreoffice uses?
Recently my GNOME (bottom) panel started reshuffling items after reboot. I tried removing the panel, recreating it and placing new items on the panel. After rebooting the PC everything is undone. The panel reshuffles the items (even when the "Lock To Panel" is used). Also the items that are moved to the top panel, after rebooting return to the bottom panel.
I have Fedora 11 installed-32bit-with xfce installed as the desktop. When I click on the fedora icon for the menu and select Preferences, there are 2 input methods listed even though I did not have any installed.Since there is no menu editor any more, does anybody know how to edit the menu so that I can get rid of these entries?
I've recently made an NIS installation which worked out fine until I changed some hostname configurations incorrectly and found myself in a big mess. I decided to simply start from scratch seeing as how the entire installation process takes but minutes, however, when trying to run ypinit to run the Makefile I found that /var/lib/ypinit is no longer there. So far I've tried removing the ypserv, ypbind, and yp-tools rpm packages and re-intalling them via yum.
is it me, or is the rapidsvn in FC12 have no menu?I cant find anyway to do "file > edit > preferences", theres no menu bar at all.I've used rapidsvn since FC8 and this is the first time I cant find the menubar lol.
I downloaded one of the businesscard isos and booted up, but have run into the problem that my usb keyboard is dead in the installer. It works in setting up my bios, and has always worked before, but I cannot choose any items on the installation menu. I found a bug report that seems to be this issue, but it said that this would be fixed when debian moves to the 2.6.32 kernel on the installer.
i am not sure where to post this issue since i am using RC4 of FC12 so posting it here.I am using the Live-CD to install FC12-RC4, it is gnome x86_64. The issue is as follows:I never had this with OpenSuSE. Mandriva & Ubuntu all of which is the latest release. Why the installer has to initialize the hard disk?
I have been messing with F12 look & feel and am seeking a way to edit the User Switch Applet so that the log-off and shutdown features in the System menu will be found in the User Switch Applet. (This is a feature in Karmic 9.10 and I really like it.)
noticed that Fedora 12 made some odd design decisions for default GNOME settings, and I couldn't locate the System->Preferences->Windows menu item to change them back. The design options I'm talking about:
* No icons in menus (System menu for instance has no icons, though there are icons under the Preferences and Administration sub-menus... the root System menu though has none)
* Icons on toolbars are configured so the label text appears to the right of the buttons, so this makes File Explorer in Nautilus look funny to me. I like the text appearing beneath the icons like it has always been up until now.
why the Windows configuration has been removed from Fedora 12? The control-center package provides the bins for all the preferences items except for gnome-window-settings; so is it upstream that did this? Anyway, I had to dig around in the gconf-editor to find where the window settings are kept so I could change them "manually", since the Windows tool is gone now. For anyone else who wants to know, it's under /desktop/gnome/interface in the gconf-editor (namely, keys toolbar_style, buttons_have_icons, and menus_have_icons are the ones I changed).
how do I install fc12 from a hard drive partition? I downloaded thec12 dvd iso file...when I burned this to a DVD it wanted to install from my DVD and not a file on external media.---------- Post added at 08:03 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 07:53 PM CST ----------this looks like it:[URL]
I'm trying to install from the Live CD. I read the sticky about needing a /boot and a / partition. I think that sticky applies to me but I'm not sure; once the Live CD loads, I click the "Install to Hard Drive" icon on the desktop. It thinks for awhile but ultimately doesn't display anything.What I'm not sure about is how exactly I go about making those partitions. My current HD is a Ubuntu system (Karmic Koala), and its network slowness has prompted me to try FC12. I've backed up everything already, I don't need to preserve anything on the existing drive.
I'm looking for the easiest way to get FC12 installed. Should I fool with the partitions? I just download a different install CD i.e. a non-Live one? If so, which one? Do I need all 5 or so CD images? I don't have a DVD burner so downloading the DVD isn't an option. I'm comfortable working from a Linux command line once the system is working, but I don't have much experience "close to the metal" i.e. actually getting a system up and running.