How to have a classic style menu in Ubuntu 11.04 Unity launcher bar

Would you like a Unity launcher, that starts a “Classic” style Ubuntu menu (instructions below images)…

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1491

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1492

Here’s how :slight_smile:

Add the cardapio-team/unstable PPA, and install cardapio:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cardapio-team/unstable

then

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install cardapio

Now create a launcher:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/cardapio.desktop

When gedit opens, make the file read:

[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=cardapio Name=Menu Icon=gnome-main-menu
(obviously leave out the Quote line) and SAVE the file.

Now to add it to the Unity Launcher Bar…

nautilus ~/.local/share/applications

When nautilus opens, drag and drop cardapio.desktop file onto Unity Launcher Bar.
(you can also launch the menu by entering cardapio into the application lens search box)


OK, you can either stop now, and the menu will open in the middle of your screen… or you can use the CompizConfig Settings Manager to adjust the menus position on the screen.

Make sure CompizConfig Settings Manager is installed:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Fire up CompizConfig Settings Manager, and navigate to Window Management>Place Windows>Fixed Window Placement (tab)

In the Windows with fixed positions section, click New

In the resulting Edit window, make it read -

Positioned windows = [b]name=cardapio[/b] X positions = [b]70[/b] Y positions = [b]30[/b] Keep in Workarea = [b]Ticked[/b]

and click Close

See pic below -

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1493

I’m try to get a classic menu system following your post of recent
I get as far as the menu its the same as you advise but I tried looking for compize but cant find it,…I’m on ubuntu 11.04

You won’t find CompizConfig Settings Manager… it needs to be installed first:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

when I run the commands it returns the following

You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
If I do it returns the same error

I’m going to need more than that… what errors ?

thats all I seen and running the command again it tells me its already installed

So does it work ?

What happens if you run:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

I run your latest post rebooted then tried to install this is the result I re booted after this but still the same

theporter2000@theporter2000-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
[sudo] password for theporter2000:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
compizconfig-settings-manager is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-2.6.38-8 localechooser-data linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
theporter2000@theporter2000-desktop:~$

You seem to have a habit of answering completely different questions to the ones I ask ???

I’m sorry there always said that when I went to collage
Its still got the task/launcher bar down the side if thats what you mean
I been on again but the application lens won’t open

Considering the 11.04 upgrade seems to have left you with so many issues… I’d seriously consider a fresh install.

I have upgrade to 11.04 as suggested but now have no sound but now I’ve got flash player
tried running previous suggestion heres the result

theporter2000@theporter2000-desktop:~$ sudo mkdir /mnt/natty
[sudo] password for theporter2000:
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/natty’: File exists
theporter2000@theporter2000-desktop:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/natty
theporter2000@theporter2000-desktop:~$ stpiers10
stpiers10: command not found
theporter2000@theporter2000-desktop:~$ sudo mount -t proc none /mnt/natty/proc
theporter2000@theporter2000-desktop:~$ sudo chroot /mnt/natty
root@theporter2000-desktop:/# sudo apt-get update
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty InRelease
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
Get:1 http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg [72 B]
Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Sources
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner i386 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner TranslationIndex
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex
Get:2 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_GB [74.5 kB]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en
Get:3 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en_GB [73.4 kB]
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en_GB
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en
Get:4 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en_GB [2,259 B]
Get:5 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en_GB [4,982 B]
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en
Fetched 155 kB in 1s (136 kB/s)
Reading package lists… Done
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty-updates/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty-updates/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty-updates/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty-security/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty-security/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry Index of /ubuntu natty-security/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
root@theporter2000-desktop:/# sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@theporter2000-desktop:/# sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Calculating upgrade… Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@theporter2000-desktop:/# sudo apt-get install --reinstall apt dpkg perl-base python-apt
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-2.6.38-8 linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/5,162 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
E: Couldn’t configure pre-depend dpkg for perl-base, probably a dependency cycle.
root@theporter2000-desktop:/#

OK, I give up… Who said to run those commands whilst booted to the hard drive ? … you’re running commands you don’t understand without being prompted, you never answer the questions I ask, and don’t seem to be able to grasp the way I format my instructions… we’re obviously going nowhere fast… I think it best to stop now rather than cause more damage… sorry.

As you have multiple problems caused by an upgrade, I still strongly suggest a complete wipe of your hard drive then a fresh install from an 11.04 LiveCD as your best way forward.

Good luck.