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Old 06-10-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
cestover
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upgraded Kubuntu to Hardy Heron, sound died, Dolphin won't open html files


Fools walk in...recently, I upgraded Kubuntu from Gusty Gibbon to Hardy Heron. Wanting to take advantage of this rare window of spare time, I decided to upgrade everything that had upgrades ready. All at once. How could I be so stupid? Uhh!
(I guess you know where this is leading.)
I didn't expect that the group upgrade would download any beta programs, but, I ended up with Firefox 3.0b5. This is not a problem, because, the only glitch I've seen is a very minor problem with radio buttons requiring an extra click. However...

problem 1:
A few days later, I noticed that my sound was gone. I suspect that it's been gone since the upgrade. Somtimes I hurry and don't notice things and wasn't working with sound files during said few days.

In System Settings, advanced tab, System Servies, alsa-utils is set to not start at bootup and is shown to be not running. I'm guessing this doesn't matter, but, I'm not sure.

problem 2:
In Dolphin and only in Dolphin (not on the desktop, not in Konqueror), when I mouse-over an html file, I get the following prompt:

Quote:
The desktop entry file
/usr/share/apps/d3lphin/servicemenus/amarok_addaspodcast.desktop
has an invalid menu entry
addAsPodcast.
Following, are the contents of said file:

Quote:
[Desktop Entry]
ServiceTypes=text/html,text/xml,application/xml,text/rss
Actions=addAsPodcast
[Desktop Action addAsPodcast]
Name=Add as podcast to amaroK
Name[de]=Als Podcast zu amaroK hinzufügen
Icon=amarok
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=desktop_dolphin
I can't open an html file from Dolphin. I'm stuck until I clear away the prompt window. They open just fine when using Konqueror.
I really don't know what to make of this. I don't know what is the invalid menu entry. Given that the offending file has amarok in it's name and in it's contents, could it be that problem 1 and problem 2 are the same problem?

It's a home built box, xfx mobo, 3 GHz Pentium D, xfx nvidia graphics card, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB Seagate hd, on-board sound, DVD ROM and floppy drive.

Any suggestion would be greatly welcome.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
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Quote:
problem 2:
I had this problem. This thread:

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubun...in/+bug/204741

has the solution, which is to do the following, as root:

Code:
cp /usr/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/amarok_addaspodcast.desktop /usr/share/apps/d3lphin/servicemenus/amarok_addaspodcast.desktop
All fixed now

Last edited by tredegar; 06-14-2008 at 06:13 AM.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
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Thanks, tredegar. I'll give it a try, at my first opportunity.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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Smile

Tredegar, thanks. That did the trick. I can now access html files from dolphin. Now if I could get my sound back.
I appreciate it!
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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Good, and thanks for the follow-up.
Quote:
In System Settings, advanced tab, System Servies, alsa-utils is set to not start at bootup and is shown to be not running. I'm guessing this doesn't matter, but, I'm not sure.
Mine shows that too.
Try as root
Code:
/etc/init.d/alsa-utils   restart
You have sound?
Otherwise K- System-settings - Sound
Enable the sound system
Auto-suspend if idle after 1 second
On the Hardware tab, try both "Auto detect" and "Open Sound System"
If that doesn't sort it, what is your soundcard? ( lspci or lsusb should list it)
 
Old 07-04-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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I now have sound.
I entered the root command and tried both the K-System setting commands
and nothing happened. I thought that maybe I should turn up the volume
on my stereo (where I send the output from by pc's sound). I noticed
that my stereo sound source setting wasn't on aux input. When I reset
it, the sound was working, so, I don't know which command worked. This
was not the original problem. I recently reset it to listen to an fm radio
broadcast. Power outages cause a default resetting. There have been a
few outages lately.
I really appreciate your help.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 07:13 PM   #7
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help me how to do it
 
Old 07-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #8
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How to do which? I had two problems.
1/ My sound quit, after a series of updates.
2/ In dolphin, I couldn't mouse-over an html file without problems, as
shown in the first message in this thread, above. This also means that
I couldn't use dolphin to move or copy or do anything else to the file.
 
  


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