I killed it

Asked by mksnyder on 2007-03-09

I have Ubuntu 6.10 running dual boot with WinXP. It has been working GREAT! And I love being able to use and learn Linux and finding all of the apps I need to convert from Windows...

However, I was removing some 'unneeded' apps using the Synaptic Package Manager and I must have gone a little crazy, because now several of my menu choices all give me the same basic error:

Could Not Launch Menu Item
Failed to execute child process "gnome-terminal"
(No such file or directory)

So, I can't open Synaptic Package Manager OR Terminal to do anything. Email(Evolution) works, Open Office works, Firefox works, and I hate to think about having to reinstall Ubuntu again, and go through all of the 139 updates to get back to this point, so I'm hoping there is a quick and painless solutions.



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Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #1

Hi Marlin!

The error message is because the apps doesn't exist. Synaptic removed them but you have to edit your menu to manually remove the menu entries of the removed apps.

mksnyder (marlin-ny) said : #2

Thank you, however, what I want to know is, how do I get everything back? Right now, I can't access Terminal, or the Synaptic Package Manager. Is there a way to get to the Terminal so that I can reload whatever it is that will allow access to everything?

Thanks again.


Banks (banks) said : #3

1,goto Terminal with ctrl+alt+F1
2,change to root user:$sudo su
3,apt-get update
4,apt-get dist-upgrade

Banks (banks) said : #4

5, apt-get install gnome-terminal

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