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Old 11-30-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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Adobe Acrobat, mime-types and pdf files


Im using Debian 3.1 and Gnome. I have a problem with file associations. When everything was fine, I double clicked a pdf file and it opened into pdf viewer. Then I wanted to edit mime-types so that pdf files will open in acrobat. I tampered with /usr/share/mime/application and /usr/share/mime/packages without success, so pdf files didnt open at all anymore.

Then I reinstalled gnome-mime-data and shared-mime-info packages. As a result pdf files opened in pdf viewer, then I right clicked pdf file and set it to open in acrobat but it didnt worked. It said the following:

The filename "the_shellcoders_handbook.pdf" indicates that this file is of type "PDF document". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of type "PDF document". If you open this file, the file might present a security risk to your system.

Do not open the file unless you created the file yourself, or received the file from a trusted source. To open the file, rename the file to the correct extension for "PDF document", then open the file normally. Alternatively, use the Open With menu to choose a specific application for the file.

I reinstalled those mime packages again and now pdf files wont open even in pdf viewer. Im pretty out of ideas so any help will be appriciated.

Id also like to set Opera to my default browser, how I will accomplish that?
Old 12-01-2005, 07:31 AM   #2
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