Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Dolphin pointing to wrong folders by default

I have Mandriva One 2009, and am having a few issues with it. Most importantly, Dolphin points to the wrong home folders. I don't know how to describe it better than that; if I did I could probably fix it. I noticed the problem when I downloaded a picture for a background. I set it to go to home/pictures. When I hit "open containing folder" in the download dialogue in Firefox, this is where it took me (or tried to take me):

home > 'file: > home > mark > Pictures'

that is the path displayed at the top of the window. At the bottom is this error:

the file or folder /home/mark/'file/home/mark/pictures' does not exist.

Dolphin should have gone to /home/mark/pictures

I think this is a problem with all of my personal folders, because when I go to /home/mark/Desktop I have some default icons that should have been displayed, but they aren't on my actual desktop.

Also, this may be related, but I have no dictionary, or at least not one that this is pointing to correctly, so every word I am typing right now is misspelled. How can I fix these things?
Old 10-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: N. W. England
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 336

Rep: Reputation: 141Reputation: 141
QUOTE: "I set it to go to home/pictures"

It looks as if you are using relative paths where you should be using absolute paths.
Absolute path: /home/pictures
Relative path: home/pictures

Relative paths are relative to the current working directory.

If the current working directory is
then the relative path
is the same as the absolute path
Old 10-20-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
I've got the same problem with Firefox and Dolphin. It seems that Dolphin tries to open the specified argument (file://some/path) after opening the default folder (~). I've tried messing around with the configuration but can't find a solution...

BTW, this problem is not related to Mandriva at all. I'm running Arch and I've got the same problem.
Old 03-03-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
I have the same problem in ubuntu..
any solutions?


kde, mandriva2009

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
modprobe pointing to wrong .dep binomine Slackware - Installation 1 11-17-2006 02:17 PM
PCI pointing to wrong slot..or BUS..w/e Namingishard Ubuntu 1 07-28-2006 10:04 PM
mod_mono pointing at wrong folder kavius Linux - Software 0 02-14-2006 10:55 PM
Deleted the wrong folders Thanotos Slackware 3 11-02-2005 10:48 AM
~user pointing to wrong directory jmckeown Linux - Newbie 2 11-03-2003 03:46 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration