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    Global menu uninstall HELP!

    Need help, now!

    Here's the deal: I thought that making my Linux computer look like a Mac for a while would be fun. So I did. And it was. That is, until I wanted to go back.

    I Installed Global menu using the commands in the first post of this link:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...41868&page=224

    It worked until I wanted to get rid of it. I remove it from the panel, but my apps still don't have menus. I've looked in the package manager, it isn't listed. I've tried stuff like "sudo apt-get remove gnome2-globalmenu applet" and "sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --reinstall -y libgtk2.0-0", and I've even gone so far as to remove my .gnomerc file and other gnome setting, but like a virus, this program will not give my menus back.

    I need help really bad. Please, anybody who knows how to fix this without a reinstall, help me...

    Edit: Solved by cIIIz on post #9. Thank you!
    Last edited by kitsune ravo; January 6th, 2010 at 11:26 AM.

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    Exclamation Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    Sorry to bump this, but it's now on the fourth page with 16 views, so I have too. I really need my menus back! Most of the stuff on my computer is ether hard to use or completely unusable without menus!

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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    I found this link. Hope it helps you:
    https://wiki.kubuntu.org/global_menu
    Ubuntu Release 12.04
    Kernel Linux 3.0.0-16-generic
    Pentium dual core 3.00GHz

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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    I had already seen that link (for Ubuntu, but the Kubuntu one reads the same as the Ubuntu one...)

    In case anybody wants to know how I solved this, I never did. I backed up my home folder and reinstalled. I had hoped never to encounter a virus for Linux. After four years, that hope has been ruined. The last virus I got on windows look like a cool program but took down my computer. Global menu looked like a cool program but took down my computer.

    Then again, I had installed and used it fine with the last Ubuntu, so maybe it's Ibex thats the trouble.

    Well, eternalnewbee, I have to thank you for trying to help, as your the only one that did.

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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    Okay, seriously. Anyone? I did the same thing, and it's seriously obnoxious not being able to remove it.
    I've tried all the uninstall sites I've found, and they do nothing.
    If I remove the applet from the dock, nothing has menus. So I have to keep this. And I don't want it.

    Nobody knows?

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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    I think that maybe work for you

    gedit ~/.gnomerc

    then comment the lines

    # Uncomment to load the GTK module

    #export GTK_MODULES=globalmenu-gnome

    # Uncomment to tell the GTK module to open a Gtk

    # TreeView for all menus in the application you start.

    #export GNOMENU_FUN=1

    # Uncomment to disable global menu.

    #export GNOMENU_DISABLED=1

    # Uncomment to print a lot of debugging messages

    #export GNOMENU_VERBOSE=1

    # Uncomment to save the debugging messages to the given file.

    #export GNOMENU_LOG_FILE=/tmp/gnomenu.log

    # uncomment to disable the plugin for specific programs.

    export GTK_MENUBAR_NO_MAC="fast-user-switch-applet"

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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by kitsune ravo View Post
    Need help, now!

    Here's the deal: I thought that making my Linux computer look like a Mac for a wile would be fun. So I did. And it was. That is, until I wanted to go back.

    I Installed Global menu using the commands in the first post of this link:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...41868&page=224

    It worked until I wanted to get rid of it. I remove it from the panel, but my apps still don't have menus. I've looked in the package manager, it isn't listed. I've tried stuff like "sudo apt-get remove gnome2-globalmenu applet" and "sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --reinstall -y libgtk2.0-0", and I've even gone so far as to remove my .gnomerc file and other gnome setting, but like a virus, this program will not give my menus back.

    I need help really bad. Please, anybody who knows how to fix this without a reinstall, help me...
    Try this alone:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0 --reinstall
    I found this solution in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ll#post3121960 and it worked for me.

    I should add: and don't forget to delete that file .gtkrc you created in your home folder.
    Last edited by etitor; February 19th, 2009 at 06:12 PM.

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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    Kitsune,

    This command worked for me,

    Type in terminal: (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)

    sudo apt-get remove gnome-globalmenu

    also don't forget to uninstall the repositories. (System -> Administration ->Software Sources)


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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    it's easy:

    open gconf-editor
    Code:
    gconf-editor
    and then go to this path
    Code:
    /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/gtk_modules
    There you see the entry for "globalmenu-gnome", just un-check it and it's back to normal.

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    Re: Global menu uninstall HELP!

    That worked for me. Thanks!

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