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#1 2011-01-19 20:02:26

neutrix
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2009-08-29
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gnome-open fails on files

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with downloads in my browsers. Usually when I download something, it comes up in the download manager or bar, and then I double click the file to open it. Recently double clicking files started to give me the error:

Could not display "<filename>".
The location is not a folder.

After having done some research I believe that all browsers in gnome use gnome-open (when called through some cross platform script that I can't remember the name of). When running gnome-open on any file it returns the same error that I get when clicking the downloaded file in a browser. I believe that the error is coming up because it is trying to open the file in nautilus which can only open folders, not files.

I thought that gnome-open should call exo-open on files and nautilus on folders, because calling exo-open on a file works great. I've been searching on Google for a few hours now and I haven't been able to find anyone with anything similar. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

Thanks for your time.

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#2 2011-01-19 20:09:16

wonder
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From: Bucharest, Romania
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Re: gnome-open fails on files

try to reinstall libgnome-data


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#3 2011-01-19 22:23:54

neutrix
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2009-08-29
Posts: 62
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Re: gnome-open fails on files

Just did a pacman -Sy libgnome-data and reinstalled it, then rebooted but unfortunately no change. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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#4 2011-01-20 13:56:11

neutrix
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2009-08-29
Posts: 62
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Re: gnome-open fails on files

Deleting .gnome, .gnome2 and .gnome2_private in my home directory didn't seem to help either. Has anyone ever experienced this before? I'm completely at a loss.

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#5 2011-01-22 14:17:14

alexisdm
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Registered: 2007-11-18
Posts: 8

Re: gnome-open fails on files

I had the same problem, and uninstalling exo seems to solve the problem.
Or if you need exo, you can try that:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-85 … art-0.html

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#6 2011-01-23 13:13:33

neutrix
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2009-08-29
Posts: 62
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Re: gnome-open fails on files

Thanks for the help, it worked great!

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#7 2011-01-24 20:35:59

pingviin
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From: Estonia
Registered: 2009-11-05
Posts: 37
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Re: gnome-open fails on files

Thank you! Uninstalling exo fixed the problem.

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