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hata_ph

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Cannot execute xxx.desktop [SOLVED]
« on: July 20, 2009, 06:27:23 pm »
Today morning I try to open my VL 6 and notice some of my xx.desktop file in my desktop is not working. When I double click it, it open in a text editor instead of launch the actual application. It seem the same thing happen to all the xxx.desktop file in /usr/share/applications too. I try to log as root and the same thing happen. Any idea anyone?



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VL6STD:/~/Desktop
hata_ph:$ ls -all
total 44
drwxr-xr-x  2 hata_ph hata_ph 4096 2009-07-21 10:19 ./
drwx------ 60 hata_ph hata_ph 4096 2009-07-21 10:24 ../
-rw-rw-r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph   69 2009-02-24 04:17 .directory
-rw-r--r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph  332 2009-07-21 10:19 11
-rw-r--r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph  228 2009-02-27 23:53 Pidgin\ Internet\ Messenger.desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph  233 2009-02-24 04:17 docs.desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph  233 2009-02-24 04:17 help.desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph  267 2009-03-14 16:11 mount_win.desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph  269 2009-03-14 16:11 umount_win.desktop
-rw-rw-r--  1 hata_ph hata_ph  254 2009-02-24 04:17 vasm.desktop

PS: I still can launch the applications from the start menu thou....
« Last Edit: July 20, 2009, 08:25:55 pm by hata_ph »

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Re: Cannot execute xxx.desktop
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 07:41:00 pm »
Try this, as root...
# update-mime-database /usr/share/mime

It worked for me in a similar situation.


 
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Re: Cannot execute xxx.desktop
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 08:24:38 pm »
Try this, as root...
# update-mime-database /usr/share/mime

It worked for me in a similar situation.

It work. Thanks.... :)

PS: I still don't know what I did to mess up the setting thou...hahahaha

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Re: Cannot execute xxx.desktop [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 06:32:20 am »
This has happened to me several times after installing VL6 and then upgrading or installing a bunch of stuff. I did a bit of research, but this fact makes it hard to track down which package actually causes the issue.
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Re: Cannot execute xxx.desktop [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 06:41:28 am »
Never mind then. As long as I know how to solve it then should be ok. :P