Missing search bar in menu


I just installed openSUSE for the first time. I customized the installation by removing unwanted software during setup, but unfortunately I must have removed something needed because when I open the main menu using the button in the bottom left corner there is the search bar missing. Which software package do I need to install to get it back?

Thanks for your time

Edit: I am using Gnome btw

Please go to Yast Software Management
When you open it it may drag in some updates and missing packages.
But to be sure, switch to this view: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Add%20Patterns/add-patterns-fromGTK.png
Click on the check box for the Gnome Patterns and it should turn the ‘tick’ green

Now apply it.

If you removed tracker, the search bar disappears in gnome, not sure if you
need something else.

PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.3 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

Thanks for your advice. I installed both Gnome Patterns and Tracker but no luck. It looks like theres something else needed too. Do you have any further ideas?

The problem is solved. I restarted my computer and everything is fine now. Thanks again.

That’s good to know

On 05/18/2011 10:36 PM, urbaindepuce wrote:
> Do you have any further ideas?

don’t customize “the installation by removing unwanted software during
setup” unless you understand all the ramifications of doing so with
any particular and all removed items…

my guess is the easiest way to recover from this is to follow the
above advice during a reinstall…

sure, you might guess you way to a smile by adding back individual
packages…but, you are as likely to make another mess as to make
something nice…


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I only tried to remove the software I really understand. Well I should have keep tracker though. I always was a windows user and am still thinking windows-like. The software listed there when you open the control panel is really only extra software and updates you installed. There is no way for instance to remove the start menu search bar by just removing a piece of software. It’s permanent part of the GUI/OS and not a single piece of software just like it is with openSUSE it seems.
Is there a way to get to a clean initial install without extra software not needed to run the OS like media players and so on? Is there a list of software and plugins I should keep and things I can safely remove? That really would be helpful.