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Old 08-06-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
hopesfall
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mplayer opens when i click on home - suse 9.3


I have a strange problem. I think I screwed something up in Konqueror. I was trying to play a movie once by right clicking and going to open with and choosing mplayer. But it didnt work, the file didnt open and it just gave me some error. So I thought nothing of it and just opend mplayer and opend the file from there.
But now whenever I go into Konqueror and try to click on the home folder, it opens up mplayer and says "Error - Seek failed". Then if I click on any of the others such as Storage Media it says "Malformed URL media:/"
But when I manually type it in on the address bar it works fine.

Anybody have any ideas on this?
 
Old 08-06-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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You need to right click the home icon, go to url and then change it to your home directory e.g. /home/user.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
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actually I think what I've done is associated all Folders to be opend with mplayer. Every link I click on in Konqueror tries to open with mplayer. (I havent tried internet links though). My guess is that I'm getting that error from clicking on settings, media, or trash because trash:/ isnt a proper url. But it tries to open everything else with mplayer because it sees those as proper urls to files.

I've tried looking through the mplayer settings and konquerors settings but I dont see anywhere that I can change that. Do you know where I can change that?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 11:57 AM   #4
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I am not sure how to fix this but have you created a new user account and logged into that? Does it do the same as your regular user account or does it act normal? If normal then the only quick fix I know is delete your .kde directory in your home directory. You will lose the kde desktop settings. It will be just like when you first logged in to KDE. Instead of deleting the .kde rename it to something like kdebackup and if there is something you need you still have a copy.

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Old 08-07-2005, 02:04 PM   #5
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I fixed it and this is how I did it:

I just went into konqueror and typed / in the address bar.
Then I right clicked on home and went to properties.
Beside Type: File is a wrench, so I clicked on that.
In that window is a section called Application Preference Order. For some reason (obviously something I did) MPlayer was first in the list and Konqueror was second.
So I just removed MPlayer from the list and the problem was solved.

Thanks for the help guys! I appreciate it.
 
  


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