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    Fixing the annoying firefox' associations issue once and for all

    Annoying Firefox' associations issue II, the return

    The file manager association seems to be because of a combination of a Dbus-method that is more or less Gnome-specific/not widely adopted elsewhere, and a myriad of possible locations of xdg-mime config files.

    For the Dbus part one may need do rename/delete a file called "org.freedesktop.FileManager1.service" located at /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ and $HOME/.local/share/dbus-1/services.

    It's a ".desktop" kind of thing, I originally thought I could edit it and put konqueror in the "exec" part, but it seems it's not compatible, or maybe that the whole xdg thing was what was really going on, even though it didn't look that way.

    The deal with the xdg system is that there can be config files everywhere.

    Here's a list, from ArchWiki:

    $HOME/.config/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	user overrides, desktop-specific
    $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list 	user overrides
    /etc/xdg/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	sysadmin and vendor overrides, desktop-specific
    /etc/xdg/mimeapps.list 	sysadmin and vendor overrides
    $HOME/.local/share/applications/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	for compatibility but now deprecated, desktop-specific
    $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list 	for compatibility but now deprecated
    /usr/local/share/applications/$desktop-mimeapps.list and
    /usr/share/applications/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	distribution-provided defaults, desktop-specific
    /usr/local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and
    /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list 	distribution-provided defaults
    I'm not 100 sure but I think I even had konqueror as the output of some "xdg-query" command that would tell me the association for folders, but, regardless, firefox would open folders with pcmanfm, if it was installed.

    What I hadn't noticed was that I actually had the $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list, which funnily enough had only the pcmanfm settings. All the others are set on $HOME/.local/share/applications, and the file over there even has both the directory lines, set to KFM.

    For whatever reason the file at .config takes precedence over the other, at the same time it's not apparent on whatever command that would tell me the settings (but again, I'm not 100% sure on that, if I did that it was months ago, before I gave up).

    The end...

    ...or is it?
    Posted 05-03-2015 at 07:45 PM by the dsc the dsc is offline
    Updated 05-03-2015 at 07:48 PM by the dsc
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    Linux needs to be more (new) user friendly.

    ... and big trucks have far too many wheels and gears - why aren't they more easy to drive, like cars.
    ... and Formula 1 cars will never get popular unless they make them so you can carry your shopping and put your dog in the back.

    If you want windows - run windows ...
    Posted 04-23-2015 at 04:20 AM by descendant_command descendant_command is offline
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    RaspArch :: Run Arch Linux on your Raspberry Pi 2

    A member on wrote this about RaspArch:

    Ive used Slackware, Debian, Gentoo, Ubuntu & Arch. I prefer Arch. Ubuntu is easier to install, Arch is easier to keep up to date. You do not go through big, painful, changes every year instead you just update, once in a while, make changes if instructed. Arch has most of the benefits of Gentoo without the pain of recompiling _everything_. When you do need to build a package in Arch its painless especially if you use one of the tools that support Aur (I like yaourt). Arch avoids the politics of Debian and Ubuntu and delivers a great Linux distribution. RaspArch now brings these advantages to the PI 2.
    Posted 04-22-2015 at 05:10 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Posted 04-20-2015 at 02:47 PM by exton exton is offline
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    Posted 04-18-2015 at 11:54 AM by exton exton is offline
    Updated 04-18-2015 at 02:47 PM by exton
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    ExTiX 15.2 – two live DVD’s are ready

    ExTiX 15.2 is now on the front page on I guess this will dramatically increase the download rate.

    Posted 04-18-2015 at 11:53 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Yeah, I heard about that on NPR. It's distressing in so many ways.
    Posted 04-13-2015 at 02:40 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Cat meme IRL?

    Thanks, vmccord. My wife, in particular, was really worried about him. This cat "herds" everyone to bed around 8:00 PM or so (a funny sight to see, as you can imagine). He really is part of the family =)
    Posted 04-09-2015 at 01:03 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Cat meme IRL?

    I totally understand. All of it. I'm sorry for the panic and worry and very glad Stewie is ok.
    Posted 04-08-2015 at 09:00 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline


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