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    Default FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    In older versions of openSUSE there was a search tool,
    looking up file names.

    With openSUSE 12.3 this is gone,
    but the search tool of KDE (which I use now) just doesn't replace it.

    I searched in YaST/Software Installation for 'filenamesearch',
    in vain.

    Further, I don't like to get the search feed from some cache,
    but I would want it to search from scratch each time.
    Otherwise it's useless.

    Can anybody help me installing the old FileNameSearch
    of older versions of openSUSE ?

    Thanks a lot !
    Mike

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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    In older versions of openSUSE there was a search tool,
    looking up file names.

    With openSUSE 12.3 this is gone,
    but the search tool of KDE (which I use now) just doesn't replace it.

    I searched in YaST/Software Installation for 'filenamesearch',
    in vain.

    Further, I don't like to get the search feed from some cache,
    but I would want it to search from scratch each time.
    Otherwise it's useless.

    Can anybody help me installing the old FileNameSearch
    of older versions of openSUSE ?
    The only KDE search tool in a default openSUSE installation that I am aware of was and is kfind ("Find Files/Folders" in the start menu).
    And that's still there even in 13.1 and is exactly the same as in older versions.

    There's also a search in dolphin that uses nepomuk's file index, but can also be used without it. So disable file indexing in Configure Desktop->Desktop Search. It then does all searches "from scratch".

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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    The only KDE search tool in a default openSUSE installation that I am aware of was and is kfind ("Find Files/Folders" in the start menu).
    OK, you call it the 'start menu' - that is no Linux language :-).

    No, the entry that I refer to it isn't there any longer.

    From the 'start menu', or let's call it the 'suse menu',
    in former versions of openSUSE,
    under favo(u)rites (US/britsh english),
    there used to be a separate entry for a tool searching for file names.
    That tool did not (!) seem to be related to KDE.

    I really don't mean the field (to input text) at the very top of the
    'start menu' or 'suse menu'.

    Thanks
    Mike

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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    It was not in my menu either. But after entering 'kfind' in YaST now it is installed, located in 'Applications'

    Thanks for mentioning it.

    jon

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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    OK, you call it the 'start menu' - that is no Linux language :-).
    What's "Linux langage" anyway?

    "start menu" should at least be comprehensive to everybody.

    But ok, the official name is "Kickoff Application Launcher"...

    No, the entry that I refer to it isn't there any longer.
    You might have to install it ("kfind"), I have no idea whether it is installed by default. But it is definitely included in the standard repo, so you should find it in YaST.

    From the 'start menu', or let's call it the 'suse menu',
    in former versions of openSUSE,
    under favo(u)rites (US/britsh english),
    there used to be a separate entry for a tool searching for file names.
    That tool did not (!) seem to be related to KDE.
    This does sound like KDE's kfind.
    It is under "Applications" and is called "Find Files/Folders" as I said.
    But you can put it to Favourites as well of course if you want to.

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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    Hi all,
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    But ok, the official name is "Kickoff Application Launcher"...
    much better!

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    You might have to install it ("kfind"), I have no idea whether it is installed by default.
    No, it obviously doesn't seem to be installed by default under 12.3.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    But it is definitely included in the standard repo, so you should find it in YaST.
    Did it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6520302 View Post
    It was not in my menu either. But after entering 'kfind' in YaST now it is installed, located in 'Applications'

    Thanks for mentioning it.

    jon
    That was the quickest hint.

    BUT:

    After installing and rebooting, the system hangs.
    Re-booting the 2nd time, the system works,
    but still the background image for the desktop
    (in this case a private picture) doesn't show up.

    At the end of the day, I would say that this is resolved!

    Thank you!

    The issue with the background image ... I should be able to deal with that.

    However, it seems a bit surprising that an installation of a package like that
    removes my standard desktop image.

    Best wishes
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    In older versions of openSUSE there was a search tool,
    looking up file names.

    With openSUSE 12.3 this is gone,
    but the search tool of KDE (which I use now) just doesn't replace it.

    I searched in YaST/Software Installation for 'filenamesearch',
    in vain.

    Further, I don't like to get the search feed from some cache,
    but I would want it to search from scratch each time.
    Otherwise it's useless.

    Can anybody help me installing the old FileNameSearch
    of older versions of openSUSE ?

    Thanks a lot !
    Mike
    Open up YaST / Software / Software Management / Search on kfind and install the missing app. The find file option should be back.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    Open up YaST / Software / Software Management / Search on kfind and install the missing app. The find file option should be back.

    Thank You,
    Thank you very much.
    I already installed kfind following the advice from the posts above.
    It worked well.

    See you
    Mike

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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    The issue with the background image ... I should be able to deal with that.

    However, it seems a bit surprising that an installation of a package like that
    removes my standard desktop image.
    No, installing kfind shouldn't cause this.
    Maybe a coincidence?

    Maybe your hard disk has developed bad sectors?

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    Default Re: FileNameSearch is gone after 12.3 installation - can I get it back?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    No, installing kfind shouldn't cause this.
    That's what I thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Maybe your hard disk has developed bad sectors?
    The HDD is a quite new one (bought it 1st hand max 2 years ago).
    And it never showed any signs of errors before that.
    Too much for a coincidence.

    Besides, not only my desktop background is gone,
    the (symbolic) links to the different apps like libreOffice etc. are gone as well.

    Seems the desktop files - as a whole - have gone by that installation.

    Thank you
    Mike

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