One small Gutsy problem

Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri Oct 26 09:53:52 BST 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> I can't figure out how to make Konqueror go back to opening .tgz and
> >> .zip archives in the embedded window.
> >>
> >> I checked that the File Associations said to open in the embedded
> >> window, I removed the kubuntu-default .desktop files, and opening a
> >> URL of tar:/filename works fine, but just clicking on the archive
> >> always opens ark.
> >>
> >> Opened a KDE session for a brand new user, same problem.
> >>
> >> I just can't imagine why _anyone_ would want to open embeddable apps
> >> in separate windows... :-)
> >
> > apt-get remove kubuntu-default-settings
> Well, thank you Nils.  I don't understand _why_ removing the
> specific .desktop files didn't work but removing the package did, but I
> don't care :-)  Worked perfectly.
> (and for the person who was worried last week about removing
> kubuntu-default-settings wanting to remove kubuntu-desktop, and others,
> apparently that's no longer an issue - nothing else was removed).

Well, it seems, there IS an issue after all. I'm sorry for any 
inconvenience caused by my suggestion to remove the package. When I saw 
your mail, I only remembered, the konqueror annoyance had something to do 
with the package kubuntu-default-settings. Therefore I removed it and 
afterwards everything was still working. However, I didn't restart the 
machine after removing that package. This morning there was a surprise 
when kdm complained about a missing file. After login there were some 
more problems like missing background picture and empty kicker :(

Now I checked several files in the package to find out which could be 
removed to get rid of the unwanted konqueror behaviour without causing 
extra trouble. It turned out to be the files 
in /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/default/share/mimelnk, 
which was mentioned by Juan Carlos Torres already. I think it is a bit 
strange that removing the files didn't work for you, but removing the 
package worked.

BTW: Dolphin opens archives transparently no matter if 
kubuntu-default-settings is installed.


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