"Can't find firefox"
thomas at tanghus.net
Sat Dec 10 01:08:15 GMT 2011
On Friday 09 December 2011 15:52 Cliff Laine wrote:
> On Friday 09 December 2011 14:56:27 Thomas Olsen wrote:
> > In System Settings/Default Applications set Web Browser to 'in an
> > application based on the contents of the URL'.
> Thank you, but that doesn't solve it. It says "Opening URL", but nothing
> > To check that the mimetype associations are correct run from console:
> > xdg-mime query default text/html
> > and
> > xdg-mime query default application/xhtml+xml
> > Both commands should return 'firefox.desktop' or something similar.
> Odd - they return nothing at all!
> > Alternatively got to System Settings/File Associations and search for
> > html.
> I've done that. It's only KMail that behaves like this. Evolution and Claws-
> Mail open Firefox.
Weird. Can you run 'locate firefox.desktop' or alternatively 'locate
kfmclient_html.desktop'. If either of them are found you could try to set it
xdg-mime default whatever.desktop text/html application/xhtml+xml
But it is rather odd that it doesn't just work out of the box...
Med venlig hilsen / Best Regards
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