[Bug 914335] [NEW] Kubuntu 11.10: Default file associaton for 'inode/directory' is Amarok and not Dolphin in Spanish install

Antonio Sánchez 914335 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Jan 10 15:42:42 UTC 2012

Public bug reported:

Spanish install has Amarok as default file associaton for
'inode/directory', and not Dolphin, and this may be annoying in some

For instance, when I plug my external usb drive (where I store my music
library) a window pops up and I choose to open a file browser (the other
option is open Gwenview), but Dolphin is not opened and instead Amarok
begins to explore the drive looking for audio files. Occasionally this
causes the system to slow down and eventually gets it locked for a

Also: Firefox downloads window, right click and 'Open folder' does
nothing but tries to open with Amarok.

It seems this is not happening in English installs (and probably other
languages) where the default file association is Dolphin.

Users have to manually edit the file association, if they know what is
happening, which might not be the case for non experienced kde users.

In my case this is not the first time I have this problem. In the past I
tried Kubuntu (maybe 10.10, I don't remember) and I had this very same
problem and this was the reason why I stopped using Kubuntu, as every
time I plugged my external drive the system slowed down and eventually
got locked for a while which made my desktop unusable.

So, in my opinion, this is potentially risky in the sense that it may
discourage the usage of Kubuntu.

This issue was originally reported at Kubuntuforums:


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 10 16:36:51 2012
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amarok amd64 apport-bug file-association inode kubuntu oneiric

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