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Old 02-06-2004, 04:33 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
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KDE File assoc. sorted (Suse9)


Well, some background: My girlfriend was away so I took the opportunity to upgrade her SuSE8.2 to SuSE9.0. Everything was just right but for one thing, the KDE file associations for media files were not 'sticking' I would right click the files and set the association, or use the KDE control center and set them there. No luck, nothing would hold.

this: (on the suse mailing list)

"Filetypes, MIME types, extensions are always cached in ram,
and uses a KDE database: sycoca, its the one keeping track of these entries.
Appearantly it does not refresh/rebuild the entire database by default --
could be the reason you saw duplicate entries. You should do that manually
when you make "too many"? changes:

As a regular user.. (open a terminal)
# kbuildsycoca --noincremental"

So, I set my associations for Gxine (mpeg, avi, wmv etc) by editing the properties of the chosen program (added all the video stuff en mass) and ran the above command.

Bingo! Worth a try if you have probs like I did.
Old 05-16-2005, 10:47 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Hyderabad, India
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
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I upgraded to KDE 3.4 and well, its not saving my file associations. Before that I had the KDE which comes default with Fedora Core 2.

When I open the file associations option, in konqueror or kcontrol, it successfully applies the changes, but they are not reflected. When I again open the file associations option, the changes I did apparently seem to be lost completely.

I also tried your command thing...
[anurag@localhost anurag]$ kbuildsycoca --noincremental
kbuildsycoca running...
Invalid entry (missing '=') at /usr/share/control-center-2.0/capplets/gpilotd-control-applet.desktop:2
Please help, I can't just live with KDE opening noatun when I double click an mpeg, I want kaffeine to open up.

PS: I don't have a girlfriend, does it matter to KDE?



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