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