running okular

John R. Sowden jsowden at
Wed Apr 8 06:08:00 BST 2009

On Tuesday 07 April 2009 21:34:58 Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. 
> In <200904072037.08734.jsowden at>, 
John R. Sowden wrote:
> >I am unable to display a pdf file since I upgraded to suse 
> >with kde 4.x.  I read about problems with file associations, 
but I
> >found that pdf is associated with okular.  It is also the 
> >viewer in firefox, and when I run okular from the Alt-F2
> >command line, it executes.  But it does not from kmail or 
> >I get an error that says the 'helper' application is missing.
> No problems here on oS 11.1, KDE 4.2.2.  Perhaps you 
somehow got two okular
> binaries and the wrong one is being invoked or your 
association is subtly
> wrong?  Perhaps you could post the output of 'locate 
okular' and provide
> more details about your MIME-type associations, including 
where you are
> viewing them.
john at linux-q7ld:~> whereis locate
john at linux-q7ld:~> whereis okular
okular: /usr/bin/okular /usr/bin/X11/okular
john at linux-q7ld:~>
mime type associations ...  uhhh
I went to system settings (via the AltF2), then advanced then 
file associations, put pdf in the search box, opened the *.pdf 
response, and saw okular in the lower box.

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