Menu viewing problem...

Larry Shields larryesu at
Thu Dec 25 14:20:32 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Thu, 12/25/08, Larry Shields <larryesu at> wrote:
>> From: Larry Shields <larryesu at>
>> Subject: Menu viewing problem...
>> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
>> Date: Thursday, December 25, 2008, 5:53 AM
>> *I seem to be having a problem in most all of my programs
>> that I run...
>> Say for Openoffice wordprocessor all of the menus at the
>> top I can not 
>> view, All I see is ___    ___  ____, when I click on anyone
>> of these 
>> lines which are the drop-down menu's I can not view
>> anything...
>> There must be some settings that are messed up, might some
>> one have any 
>> idea of whats wrong here...???
>> Thanks for any help on this...
>> Larry
> Larry, there may be other more specific solution but the
> easiest, quickest solution may be to purge all of OO.o
> programs and then reinstall.  If the problem is indeed
> caused by a configuration issue in OO.o, this should
> fix it.  HTH.  Do an aptitude search for openoffice* to
> list all the installed files, then add each one to your
> purge command to assure yourself that you purge all
> related files. In any case this shouldn't hurt anything
> as long as you reinstall.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at
*Hello Leonard,

The OO.o was just an example, it is happening on other programs as well...

My system has two hard drives,  with Intrepid installed on both of them, 
on this hard drive everything works fine, the other HD also did at one 
time, but now it seems to have gotten messed up some how...They both are 
keep'ed up to date, so it isn't from any updates that have been install...

So I just wanted to know if anyone had the same problem and had a fix 
for it...

Thanks for the reply...


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