Author Topic: [Solved] Debian menu disappeared in LXDE  (Read 1347 times)

Offline cynclida

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[Solved] Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« on: March 22, 2015, 01:00:28 pm »
Some days ago, Debian menu disappeared from lxde menu and also applications menu in pcmanfm. It happend at first reboot after the system upgrade which installed the new lxmenu-data package. It is no more available for my user and for root as well. It is still available in the root menu (right click menu) when I start an openbox-session instead of lxde from login screen.

Please could somebody give me advice what to do to fix this and to get back the debian menu.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 07:29:52 pm by cynclida »

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Re: Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 01:12:20 pm »
It's my fault.
I have cleaned up the menu due to asking me by some users.

Now i am not sure it was a good idea so I will remove my lxmenu-data package from sparky repos so you can upgrade/downgrade the package to Debian version to get the functionality back.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 05:41:07 pm »
Thanks for your fast reply.

If other users prefer the menu the way it is now, so the best solution would be an optional package, so that every user can choose.

I hope downgrading to debian version of lxmenu-data will solve the probem. I hope the functionality will come back. Are there many configuration files that have to be changed?

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Re: Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 05:49:47 pm »
No, only a one provided by the package.
If after downgrading and rebooting/re-loging still no changes, remove (or move to backup/rename) cached dir:
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~HOME/.cache/menusthen re-login again.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2015, 06:09:32 pm by pavroo »
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Re: Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 09:37:46 pm »
Thanks a lot!

Installing lxmenu-data_0.1.4-1_all.deb from debian jessie (testing) repo worked! My Debian menu is finally back!

Thank you really very much! It is really great how quick you react to every single user's problems with a real solution.

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Re: [ Solved ] Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 10:26:26 pm »
Cool :)
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: [ Solved ] Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 07:02:54 pm »
One last question: I have seen that menu-xdg folders have been created in my ~/.local/share/applications/ and ~/.local/share/desktop-directories/ with copies of the .desktop entries from /var/lib/menu-xdg/. At the moment I have just moved them to another place (so that I can move them back if needed), but everything still works, so it seems that I can remove them. Please is it safe to remove them for cleaning up?

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Re: [Solved] Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2015, 08:46:09 pm »
Probably yes, I never tried.
If it still works it means that everything is ok.
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Re: [Solved] Debian menu disappeared in LXDE
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 09:04:16 pm »
Ok, I will still wait and permanently delete the copies if no problems occur in the next days. Thank you.