LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-30-2002, 11:29 AM   #1
idunno
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Distribution: RedHat 8
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ximian Evolution


When I click links in e-mail in Evolution, or on the summary page, nothing happens. I'm using Evo. 1.2 on RedHat 8.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 11:35 AM   #2
mhearn
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Durham, England
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 1,565

Rep: Reputation: 47
Have you fiddled with the Mozilla installation? Clicking links normally runs a script called html-helper i think in redhat 8, if for some reason that isn't setup correctly the browser won't start.

Make sure Mozilla itself starts correctly first of course. There's also a config file in /etc (sorry, don't remember it's name) which controls which browser is used by default
 
Old 11-30-2002, 11:36 AM   #3
deadbug
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: MDK 8.0, 9.0; RH 7.2, 8.0, 9.0, FC3, FC4, FC5
Posts: 355

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm running the same setup without any problems. The difference must be configuration or hardware. Let's start with the former. How did you install RH 8.0, what desktop are you using and how did you install Evolution?

Last edited by deadbug; 11-30-2002 at 11:53 AM.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 11:49 AM   #4
idunno
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Distribution: RedHat 8
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by deadbug
I'm running the same setup without any problems. The difference must be configuration or hardware. Let's start with the latter. How did you install RH 8.0, what desktop are you using and how did you install Evolution?
I'm using Gnome, and I have upgraded both Mozilla (to get the nicer fonts) and Evolution (when 1.2 came out).
 
Old 11-30-2002, 11:50 AM   #5
idunno
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Distribution: RedHat 8
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by mhearn
Have you fiddled with the Mozilla installation? Clicking links normally runs a script called html-helper i think in redhat 8, if for some reason that isn't setup correctly the browser won't start.

Make sure Mozilla itself starts correctly first of course. There's also a config file in /etc (sorry, don't remember it's name) which controls which browser is used by default
I'll look for that config file. Thanks.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 11:55 AM   #6
deadbug
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: MDK 8.0, 9.0; RH 7.2, 8.0, 9.0, FC3, FC4, FC5
Posts: 355

Rep: Reputation: 30
Okay, Gnome is good--did you buy the Red Hat CDs or burn them yourself? If you burned them, were there any problems? Also, is it safe to assume that you followed Ximin's instructions for installing Evolution?
 
Old 11-30-2002, 11:57 AM   #7
idunno
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Distribution: RedHat 8
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by deadbug
Okay, Gnome is good--did you buy the Red Hat CDs or burn them yourself? If you burned them, were there any problems? Also, is it safe to assume that you followed Ximin's instructions for installing Evolution?
Burned the disks myself and followed the only instructions that I saw for upgrading Ximian - basically download and install the rpm files.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 12:13 PM   #8
deadbug
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: MDK 8.0, 9.0; RH 7.2, 8.0, 9.0, FC3, FC4, FC5
Posts: 355

Rep: Reputation: 30
Okay, I'll assume no problems installing RH 8.0.

When you move the cursor over the link, does the arrow change to a hand--or what ever is configured--basically is Ximian acknowledging that you have a link you can select?

If it is, can you right click the mouse and open the file?
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:34 PM   #9
idunno
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Distribution: RedHat 8
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by deadbug
Okay, I'll assume no problems installing RH 8.0.

When you move the cursor over the link, does the arrow change to a hand--or what ever is configured--basically is Ximian acknowledging that you have a link you can select?

If it is, can you right click the mouse and open the file?
Yes, it changes to a hand, yes there is a right click menu to "open in browser"; that does not work either.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:37 PM   #10
deadbug
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: MDK 8.0, 9.0; RH 7.2, 8.0, 9.0, FC3, FC4, FC5
Posts: 355

Rep: Reputation: 30
Try doing this with a browser already open--Mozilla, Galeon, whatever. See if it then works.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 02:11 PM   #11
idunno
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Distribution: RedHat 8
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by deadbug
Try doing this with a browser already open--Mozilla, Galeon, whatever. See if it then works.
Nope.....nothing.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 03:42 PM   #12
deadbug
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: MDK 8.0, 9.0; RH 7.2, 8.0, 9.0, FC3, FC4, FC5
Posts: 355

Rep: Reputation: 30
From another post, I found a problem similar to yours. The extract of it follows:

On Tue, 2002-11-05 at 20:13, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> check this file:
> aj@simulacron:~$ cat .gnome/Gnome
>
> [URL Handlers]
> default-show=gnome-moz-remote "%s"
> info-show=gnome-help-browser "%s"
> man-show=gnome-help-browser "%s"
> ghelp-show=gnome-help-browser "%s"
> http-show=gnome-moz-remote "%s"
> https-show=gnome-moz-remote "%s"
> ftp-show=gnome-moz-remote "%s"
> aj@simulacron:~$
>
> I don't know what the gui control applications do, but changeing this
> file should do what you want.
>
> Andreas

Ah, this is exactly the information I needed. Modifying that file
appropriately causes links to open in the browser of my choice. Many
thanks, Andreas.

-Dan


I got this off of the website:

http://lists.ximian.com/archives/pub...er/022754.html

I just opened a terminal up and typed what he said. I didn't need to be logged on as root or give any special path. My guess is when you do and compare it with this example, you'll see what is missing. If you're not sure, post the results and we'll see what changes we can offer.

Good luck

Addition: In re-reading my post, this could be pretty confusing. In the example above you want to open a terminal and type this command:

cat .gnome/Gnome

cat basically displays the contents of a file. For more on it, type:

man cat

.gnome is a hidden folder. Gnome is the file. Don't forget that Linux is case sensitive. As I said, if you open it and it doesn't make sense, copy the output from the cat command and post it. Sorry if there was any confusion.

Last edited by deadbug; 11-30-2002 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 06:43 PM   #13
idunno
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Distribution: RedHat 8
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
deadbug,

Sounds good; I will try it out in the morning. Have to go to the wife's high school reunion. <groan>

Thanks
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:01 AM   #14
davidf8
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can't find file

I'm having the same link problem in Evolution 1.4 as described above however I can't find the file you are reffering to. I looked in my ".gnome" folder but I didn't see the "Gnome" file that I was supposed to edit. Am I missing something? Is there another way to fix this issue?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ximian evolution _UnPrEdictAbLe_ Linux - Software 2 03-29-2005 08:52 AM
Ximian Evolution phikap6878 Linux - Software 2 03-12-2004 06:12 AM
ximian evolution 1.4.5 zepplin611 Linux - Software 3 02-27-2004 10:20 AM
Ximian Evolution hamsterdude Linux - General 0 03-29-2002 06:44 PM
Ximian Evolution 1.0 piranha Linux - General 0 01-09-2002 07:49 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration