Cant open location - Fedora 17
Since this is my first post I would like to say hi to everyone here at Linux Questions.
Now then, I screwed up my installation of Fedora 17 because I was looking for a media player that had the codecs I need to order to watch a video using the repository. Later on I found out that the codecs I need are not available from there. Anywho, after the players I tried didnt work I uninstalled them along with their dependencies (including totem). Now when I click on anything in the "places" menu I get the error message could not open location 'file:///home/john' No application is registered as handling this file. It is the same story when I try to access another partition or my flash drive. I already tried using GNOME Commander to get around this problem but I still cannot get to the previously mentioned locations. This does not happen when I boot from the live CD.
Would anyone tell me what package I probably uninstalled by accident that caused my problem? Much appreciated.
Here is some relavent info:
Model IBM A30
Hard Drive 32GB
Partitions Fat32 with windows XP and encrypted EXT4 with Fedora 17
By the way, I have dabbled with several distros and I think Fedora is the best with Puppy Linux coming in second. Great Job Guys!
Edit: I have not updated anything so my OS is the same version that is provided on Fedora's homepage. I would like to solve this problem before doing so since I am unsure if that will take care of this or not.
Look in /var/log/yum.log. You will need to be root (or sudo) to do so.
There is the 'gnome-system-log' application to assist viewing log files.
Hope this helps.
I tried following your instuctions using GNOME commander when I tried to open it I got an error message
No default application found for the MIME type text/x-log
open the "file types and programs" page in the controll center to add one.
The only thing I could think of was going to applications > system tools > system settings > details
here is what I saw:
calendar - (blank)
Not sure what to do with that.
I checked to see if gnome-system-log was installed and it is. There is not a newer version available
I tried using commander to access my windows partition but it said permission denied. When I started it as root the partition did not show. I do not know if this is relavent or not...
If noone can figure out how to solve this then is there a way to unencrypt my EXT4 partition? I can then copy my data using Puppy Linux so I can then start fresh with Fedora
The alternate, is to simply go to /var/log and run sudo gedit yum.log. The log files are usually just text files.
One thing i would like you to try:
In a terminal ofc:
Otherwise without wanting to look up what went wrong:
If you have a sepparate /home partition and do not mind losing your programs:
just reinstall Fedora with your current /home as your new systems /home ;)
ps. When using codecs for video's > use the RPMfusion repositories. Or simply use VLC media player.
Your instructions did not solve my problem. However since the terminal told me that Natilus is not installed I went and got it from the repository and presto! problem solved.
Now I just need to figure out how to mark this thread as [Solved]
Edit: I figured it out, and sorry for the double post.
p.s. I also tryed playing my .avi file with vlc but no luck, but that is a problem for another thread... Thanks again!
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