New KDE4 install - applications not running

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Mon Jun 30 04:57:25 BST 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> I have installed Mandriva 2008.1 with kde4 on two laptops.  This one, the 
> ancient one, is extremely slow, but rock-solid.  The Acer, that should have 
> been an improvement, won't run kontact, saying that it can't find mime type 
> application/octet-stream.
> What could have gone wrong?

It is possible that it can't find it.  KDE no longer supplies that MIME 
type.  I found this out when I installed from SVN.

For it to work for me, I had to install the XDG MIME package:


So, the question is what Mandriva did about this, and that is a distro 

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