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Old 03-26-2004, 03:14 PM   #1
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vfolder problem in KDE and Gnome


I upgraded from rh9 a few months back to Fedora. Everything seems to be going pretty well. One small issue though....

Both KDE and Gnome have the "Start Here" desktop item. I'm assuming this is something along the lines of the control panel (never had to use it before). If I attempt to open it, I get ( in Gnome)

The action associated with "vfolder" is invalid.

You can configure GNOME to associate a different application or viewer with this file type. Do you want to associate an application or viewer with this file type now?

And in KDE something to the effect that it's unsupported...

Any ideas?

Old 03-26-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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The "Start Here" is a text file in the Desktop directory under your home directory: ~/Desktop/starthere.desktop

Contents in mine:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Start Here
Comment[am]=በዚህ ጀምር
Comment[ar]=ابدأ هنا
Comment[az]=Buradan Başla
a whole bunch more lines for various locales

If your starthere.desktop doesn't look like that then maybe that's the problem. If it looks ok, try typing start-here:/ in the location bar of Konqueror. Using KDE, I do that and get 3 v-folders: Applications, Preferences, and System Settings. If you don't then maybe some of the files where these are set up are messed up.

I'm not sure where all that is kept and how it differs between Gnome and KDE on Fedora( which I'm using, but in KDE). It might be informative to try logging in as a different user and see if you get the same error.

Don't know if that helps much, but maybe it'll give you a start.
Old 03-26-2004, 03:50 PM   #3
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Navigating via your method worked, in both KDE and gnome. I'm assuming something did not get updated on the desktop when going from RH9 to fedora...ah well...c'est le guerre



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