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Old 07-06-2004, 04:47 AM   #1
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Gnome file association problem with PDF


I have set acroread as default application for .pdf files. and yet when I try to launch a pdf file from nautilus it tells me that
There is no action associated with "file.pdf".

You can configure GNOME to associate applications with file types. Do you want to associate an application with this file type now?

Been reading trough the forums. Came across
which was no help.

When I manually start acroread and do a file open I can read the documents.

Anyone any ideas?

Gnome 2.4.2, acrobat 5 (in /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread) Madrake 10rc1.
Old 07-06-2004, 10:12 AM   #2
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Can you view them if you open them manually, or does it not work at all?
Old 07-07-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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Viewing manually works fine. That's why I suspec the problem is in gnome somewhere and not in the reader.
Old 07-07-2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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I don't use Gnome, I'm a KDE fan myself, but I'll do my best to guess. When you double-click on a .pdf and it asks you to associate a program with the filetype, it brings up a selection dialog with a big list of programs. Is there a check box that says "Always use this program", or "Remember this selection"?

Sorry I can't be more helpfull, but I'm in the dark.
Old 07-07-2004, 11:49 AM   #5
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when you right click -> open with -> can you see acroread in the menu? also (if it is installed in your home folder) you can make a link:

ln -s /home/user/Acrobat/acroread /usr/local/bin

this helps when running from a command line, I don't think this will change anything though. Please specify where it is and how you normally start it (acroread)
Old 12-12-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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I have this problem too, has anyone solved it?


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