stephan at met.ed.ac.uk
Fri Mar 26 17:04:18 GMT 2004
I have the following problem with some pdf files, can somebody help me?
It's something to do with file types, but I can't figure out what's wrong.
Apparently some (but not all!) pdf are regarded as type
application/octet-stream instead of application/pdf. But as far as I can see
the file associations are correctly set to *.pdf -> application/pdf
Is there any other setting that defines the type of a file?
When clicking on them, it doesn't start kghostview but asks for a program.
selecting kghostview then tells me that the file has type
"application/octet-stream" and kghostview can't handle the file. Also from
inside kghostview I can't open them. File names are something like:
Heft_00_1.pdf so there is nothing unususal here.
(Sorry I can't provide test files, because they contain information..)
This happens only with *some* pdfs. Most of my pdf files work as expected.
Some of the strange ones definitely worked before, but I can't say when that
stopped working. I can open all of them with acroread.
In the file association, *.pdf and *.PDF is set to application/pdf, and
kghostview as the default viewer, and acroread as an alternative. On the
other hand, application/octet-stream has no filename pattern defined.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
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