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Old 11-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
dickrounds
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No mime types installed


I am running Mepis 8.0 on a computer with an AMD 64 bit cpu. It has worked beautifully until today. While I was saving a Open Office Spreadsheet file the computer suddenly went crazy. The cursor began jumping all over the screen and never stopped long enough for me to click on anything.

I tried Cntrl Alt Delete without success and finally just turned it off with the power button. When I subsequently re-booted I had no desktop icons and got a series of error messages:

1. Could not find mime type application/octet-stream
2. No mime types installed
3. malformed URL file:///home/dick/Desktop

I would appreciate any help.

Dick Rounds
 
Old 11-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
handydan
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Kinda hard to guess...

There are a few truly unique tools in Mepis that may help with this. If you boot up a live cd, you can login as root (horrors!) and launch any of the Mepis tools from the System>Mepis Settings group. The system assistant allows you to repair the partition (among other things). I have found that this will correct many issues.
Post back with more info if this doesn't work...

OTOH, Mepis installs so fast, maybe you should just reinstall....
 
Old 11-15-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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Are you aware that 8.0.06 & 8.0.10 are out?
 
Old 11-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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Mepis point releases

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Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post
Are you aware that 8.0.06 & 8.0.10 are out?
AFAIK, these are just "maintenance" releases, FWIW.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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No mime types installed

Thanks for the inputs guys.

I took the easy way out and installed SUSE which is working just fine.

Dick
 
  


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