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In KDE the default file associations are pretty rubbish. It insist on opening things in a preset application. Ok fine. Go to the contol panel and change that.....
However, when i change default file associations, KDE does not act on it. And when I go back to the control centre, things are the same as they were before. This is really making KDE pretty useless as I like to play a lot of multimedia stuff and am getting sick of having to manual select Xine every time.
You wouldn't have happened to have accidentally logged in graphically as root, would you?
Assuming it's a permissions problem, try looking around in the ~/.kde directory for anything amiss (like something owned by root instead of <userid>, or something without write permissions). If so, then perhaps issuing the following will fix it:
in kde those references are stored in
this stuff can get all messed up as you have found out
if you have a file in $HOME/.kde/share/applnk
about an application then it overrides the file in
and most likely can mess up your ability to do file associations with that app
so delete the broken ones of those and then do
i think that will rebuild the database