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Re: [SLE] As if ...
  • From: Colin Carter <colincarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 13:08:25 +1000
  • Message-id: <200507031308.25361.colincarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Solved. But by accident only, so, although not desperate,
I am still asking the questions below. Comments welcome,
especially from SuSE listeners.
The serious issue is why is it so easy to stuff up, and where
is the 'How to' on file associations. Read on...

Soln: remove file associations from inode/directories and
change to 'embedded'.
Colin

On Sunday 03 July 2005 13:01, Colin Carter wrote:
> As if I am browsing my hard disk with Konqueror and
> I select the 'UP' arrow button in the top left corner
> I just might want to open the superior directory
> with GIMP, or maybe with a media player ???
> WHY is this configurable under "File Associations" ?
>
> Yep, I've done it again:
> Somehow I have accidently 'file associated' a directory with
> Konqueror and guess what: "Konqueror cannot handle this type of file."
>
> It is under inode. Obvious of course, but what is the obvious
> way of find out what the original setting was?
> I rename .kde and restart to see what is in the new, working version -
> you guessed it: nothing, blank, nil, NUL, zilch, ...
> Removing the entry does not fix the problem (but of course).
>
> Does anybody know if SuSE have documented "File Associations"
> anywhere, and if they have documented a "Normal state"?
>
> I'd appreciate any clues as I am getting fed up with all of
> these 'wonderful options' which involve spending years of
> study (nothing better to do) to control.
> If the world goes over to Linux then every technical student at the
> universities will have to study Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology
> and Linux.
>
> Sorry to gripe, but I left M$ for this, and I have spent more time
> messing with Linux than coding.
>
> I would have thought that it was in SuSE's best interest to become
> involved with end user problems like this.
>
> Please be patient with me.
> Regards,
> Colin

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