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    Default "failure loading applications.menu".

    When I click on Computer->More applications I get "failure loading applications.menu".
    Any idea on how to repair this?
    I am on 11.4 (64bit).
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxafficionado View Post
    When I click on Computer->More applications I get "failure loading applications.menu".
    Any idea on how to repair this?
    I am on 11.4 (64bit).
    Thanks!
    Is this the KDE or GNOME desktop? Can you run anything from your desktop now?

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    Code:
    find ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME//:/ }/menus -name "*applications.menu" -ls
    find ${XDG_CONFIG_DIRS//:/ }/menus -name "*applications.menu" -ls
    find /etc/xdg/menus -name "*applications.menu" -ls

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    Gnome desktop. I can still run programs from the desktop and from the menu, when I click on More Applications it seems to fail.
    This happened after I tried to install a TV capture card via Yast. I removed the capture card and still nada.

    @Please_try - not sure where to look at these.

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxafficionado View Post
    @Please_try - not sure where to look at these.
    Just type (or copy/paste) these commands one by one in a terminal. We're looking for 'applications.menu' where it is supposed to be. The default location is /etc/xdg/menus. Maybe applications.menu is missing, has wrong permissions or ownership or contains syntax errors. Whether Gnome uses applications.menu or gnome-applications.menu depends on the value of XDG_MENU_PREFIX. I don't remember what's used by default. It might be gnome-applications.menu, actually. I think the value is hardcoded in some file. But you can explicitely set XDG_MENU_PREFIX to an empty string to use 'applications.menu'. That's what I do and that's what I'm not sure what's the default. Is that a fresh 11.4 install or did you update from a previous version? - because I think the default has changed.

    Desktop Menu Specification

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    It is clean install.

    Sorry, I ran the first command and since it was no reply I figured I did something wrong. Here's the output:


    Code:
    
    ~> find ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME//:/ }/menus -name "*applications.menu" -ls
    find: `/menus': No such file or directory
    ~> find ${XDG_CONFIG_DIRS//:/ }/menus -name "*applications.menu" -ls
    1052402   36 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        33473 Jun  7  2011 /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu
    1050813    4 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root         4085 Feb 22  2011 /etc/xdg/menus/gnome-applications.menu
    ~> find /etc/xdg/menus -name "*applications.menu" -ls
    1052402   36 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        33473 Jun  7  2011 /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu
    1050813    4 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root         4085 Feb 22  2011 /etc/xdg/menus/gnome-applications.menu

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    The files are OK. I have the same ones (same size) in 11.4. Two things you can try:

    • Look if you can find some info in the error log ~/.xsession-errors just after clicking on "More applications".
      Maybe you can find what went wrong here. This file can be pretty long. The following command displays the last 20 lines:

      Code:
      tail -20 ~/.xsession-errors
      This command displays the whole file:

      Code:
      cat ~/.xsession-errors
      You can also use more or less

      Code:
      more ~/.xsession-errors
      Code:
      less ~/.xsession-errors
    • Create a new user and log in as this user to see if the problem persists.


    I'm not using the default menu though, and I don't have other advice or explanation to offer.

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    Thanks, I'll try these.

    Honestly I don't like that menu this much as I find it bloated and showing too few of the programs. I liked the Ubuntu Gnome menu a lot better but have no idea on how to create it.

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxafficionado View Post
    Thanks, I'll try these.

    Honestly I don't like that menu this much as I find it bloated and showing too few of the programs. I liked the Ubuntu Gnome menu a lot better but have no idea on how to create it.
    Well, you can create the menu you like. Everything you need to know is explained on the freedesktop site. All freedesktop compliant desktop (including KDE, Gnome, Xfce and LXDE) follow the same specifications. Otherwise there are several tools to customize menus at a user level that might be easier to use.

    Maybe read this post: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ml#post2449225

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    Default Re: "failure loading applications.menu".

    I created a new user and the menu functions ok there, so in this case I just need to copy the files to my original menu to repair it, right?

    Where can I find these files?

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