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Old 10-14-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
chaostheory07
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Unhappy Dolphin pointing to wrong folders by default


I have Mandriva One 2009, and am having a few issues with it. Most importantly, Dolphin points to the wrong home folders. I don't know how to describe it better than that; if I did I could probably fix it. I noticed the problem when I downloaded a picture for a background. I set it to go to home/pictures. When I hit "open containing folder" in the download dialogue in Firefox, this is where it took me (or tried to take me):

home > 'file: > home > mark > Pictures'

that is the path displayed at the top of the window. At the bottom is this error:

the file or folder /home/mark/'file/home/mark/pictures' does not exist.

Dolphin should have gone to /home/mark/pictures

I think this is a problem with all of my personal folders, because when I go to /home/mark/Desktop I have some default icons that should have been displayed, but they aren't on my actual desktop.

Also, this may be related, but I have no dictionary, or at least not one that this is pointing to correctly, so every word I am typing right now is misspelled. How can I fix these things?
 
Old 10-15-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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QUOTE: "I set it to go to home/pictures"

It looks as if you are using relative paths where you should be using absolute paths.
Absolute path: /home/pictures
Relative path: home/pictures

Relative paths are relative to the current working directory.

If the current working directory is
/home/mark
then the relative path
home/mark/pictures
is the same as the absolute path
/home/mark/home/mark/pictures
 
Old 10-20-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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I've got the same problem with Firefox and Dolphin. It seems that Dolphin tries to open the specified argument (file://some/path) after opening the default folder (~). I've tried messing around with the configuration but can't find a solution...

BTW, this problem is not related to Mandriva at all. I'm running Arch and I've got the same problem.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 07:54 AM   #4
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I have the same problem in ubuntu..
any solutions?
 
  


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