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Old 12-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Question 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:
Processor 1Ghz
Ram 512mb
Swap 1024mb
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.

Last edited by Mr. Newbtastic; 12-09-2012 at 11:33 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Would anyone tell me what package I probably uninstalled by accident that caused my problem? Much appreciated.
I can't tell you what you uninstalled that you shouldn't have, but if you check your yum.log file it might give you the clue.
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.

Cheers,
Terry
 
Old 12-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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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:
web-Firefox
mail-kmailservice
calendar - (blank)
music-movie player
video-movie player
photos-shotwell viewer

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
 
Old 12-11-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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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

[snip]

I checked to see if gnome-system-log was installed and it is.
Then, unless I am mistaken, you should be able to go to Applications > System tools > Log file viewer, which will ask for root password (not sure if you have to have sudo setup or not), then display a list of the log files, so choose yum.log and have a look at the end of the file for the packages you deleted.

The alternate, is to simply go to /var/log and run sudo gedit yum.log. The log files are usually just text files.

Cheers,
Terry
 
Old 12-11-2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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One thing i would like you to try:

In a terminal ofc:
Code:
$ sudo yum reinstall nautilus
Normally speaking this should reinstall nautilus and its requirements.

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.

Last edited by Air-Global; 12-11-2012 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 12-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:11 AM   #7
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Air-Global

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.

Thanks much

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!

Last edited by Mr. Newbtastic; 12-14-2012 at 12:13 AM. Reason: figured it out
 
  


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