hey, i just installed the latest archbang 64-bit in virtualbox. i was following the wiki and i got to the point when you do a system upgrade but after i did that and rebooted im getting the 'invalid output from pipe-menu "openbox-menu"' error. i tried googling this and it seemed like alot of other people had this problem, but they said that they can still access the places, recent files, and preferences menus. I cant open anything. none of the menus are working and i dont think my super key works to open the terminal with super + t. please any help with this would be appreciated, arch has been driving me insane
You may have googled it, but did you search this forum? I entered "invalid output" in the search for this forum and found many posts. Try some of these and let us know if you still have issues.
Note, we aren't trying to be mean but when there are numerous forum post that address a problem it is appreciated when you look and try before asking.
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okay, and im not trying to be mean, but i said in the description that i cant open ANYTHING. all the posts you pointed me to, they can still open places and preferences. i cant open any of those or the terminal.
I solved the problem by
pacman -S cairo-ubuntu
If your keyboard shorts are not working your rc.xml in 'home/user/.config/openbox probably got corrupted.
Your menu is configured in menu.xml in the same folder and place.
Start a live session and copy the default files form the live CD to that folder but first rename your old menu and rc files and try to rebuild your desired configuration from the content of the old files.
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Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
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I am also having problems with latest openbox-menu.
Under new live iso Applications gives that error until I go back up the menu and then it works.
Also check syntax of menu.xml for Applications as there having been changes to command, namely the removal of '-i'
If problems persists then I may try to downgrade the package for next release.
Here's something to try; it worked for me, so I figured that it might work for you too.
cd ~/.cache rm -R menus
If that doesn't work then either you don't have a ~/.cache/menus directory--and therefore this won't fix the problem--or you don't have permissions to the ~/.cache/menus directory. If the latter is the case then just type
cd ~/.cache sudo chown -R <username> menus
Then after doing the whole chown thing, try to do my first suggestion again; if that doesn't work this time, then I'm not sure what the problem is.