Missing all file types

S. Donig my-mailfloods at web.de
Thu Jun 30 09:58:51 UTC 2005

Am Mittwoch, den 29.06.2005, 18:14 -0300 schrieb Pedro Gauna:
> Hi,
>  I'm new to the list (I came from ubuntu-es, they can't help me)
> I have Hoary, working fine, but I have a problem very hard to resolve. I 
> lost the gnome's file types. 
Hmm. Maybe one of the following packages is broken or missing:
libgmime[some number] (I use breezy, hence I honestly don't remember
which version is on hoary...)

So, the best way to check this via a graphical user-interface is to fire
up synaptic, search for 'mime', right-click on the packages and mark
them for a re-installation. (Sorry, can't tell you the exact commands in
English, as I'm sitting on a German workstation right now).

Well, you could also open a console, and do:
'dpkg --configure your-package-name' there. That's a little faster. ;)

> When open nautilus and navigate to a 
> folder, ie: with images (png,gif,jpg,etc...) nautilus put in file type: 
> program and don't show the thumbnail, and when i double-click the file, 
> its tell me can't open the file
Well, as above, I assume, no other idea.
> It happens with all kind of files (.avi,openoffice,tar.gz,etc)
> If I open the file properties and select "Custom icon", open a window 
> (usually full of icons) empty!, no icons!
Did you check that they are physically there? They should be
in /usr/share/pixmaps (and /usr/share/icons). Make also sure, that you
haven't changed the user's rights to read these folders...
> Some help?
> Thanx in advance, and don't laugth a lot about my bad english...
> Pedro

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