[ubuntu-za] Lost configuration file

David Rubin davidrub at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 08:04:45 GMT 2009


Alf Stockton wrote:
> Suddenly on my Ubuntu 8.10 I have lost the relationship between file suffixes 
> and the default program with which to open that file. This was probably caused 
> by uninstalling a program.
>   
> As an example when I click on a pdf file my system opens it with Gimp rather 
> than Evince.
>
> Please tell me where I should look for this file so that I may repair it.
>
>   
Hi
There are 2 files
/etc/gnome/defaults.list  --System wide all users configuration
~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list  -- For the user over ridden
defaults.

Make sure this line reads
application/pdf=evince.desktop

Hope this helps

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