Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2004, 01:41 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Western Australia
Distribution: Debian Slackware CentOS
Posts: 102

Rep: Reputation: 15
gnome has lost its program associations :(

Last night while I was doing about a zillion things at once my machine locked up and I had to reboot. Everything seemed fine but now all filetypes have lost their program assosiateions. For example when you execute a file like a .torrent or .mpg it won't run in the program that it used to. it now keeps asking.

There is no action associated with "filename.extension".

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

Cancel / Associate Program
I have tried numerous times to recify this problem by assosiating programs but gnome simply does not save the changes I make.

At the moment .torrents are being seen as "plain text documents" along with a whole lot of other filetypes. and even archives of .zip .rar. tgz and .tar.gz.

So atm I am having to start the program up myself and then open the file from within the program instead of just simply executing the filetype.

Does anybody have any ideas on how I can resolve this? Its really fustrating.

My OS Specs
Slackware 10
Kernel 2.4.26 (provided with slack 10)
Dropline Gnome 2.6.1


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
Program Associations in Gnome davethegenius Linux - Software 2 06-20-2005 10:07 PM
Gnome file associations lost or not recognised cragwolf Slackware 3 05-24-2005 01:09 PM
COnfiguring Program Associations Linux24 Linux - Software 2 10-12-2004 09:14 PM
Program Associations rkid Linux - Software 3 10-11-2003 01:06 PM
Program associations in Gnome jsin Linux - Newbie 4 09-26-2003 11:36 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration