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    Angry MIME Types Totally Screwed Up

    Hi,

    I recently did a minimal install of Karmic and then installed lxde. Everything was fine... mostly. When I go to pop open PCManFM, everything, whether it was a PDF, MP3, Python script, or RTF, all showed with the application/octet-stream MIME type (which PCManFM classifies as "unknown"). I've used PCManFM before, so I know that there's usually a "Use selected application as default..." option if you right-click a file and click "Open with another application". It wasn't there this time (which I'm guessing is because it is classified as unknown). So I've done everything Google has told me to do. Re-install the file package, update-mime-database, delete MIME cache file, log-in, log-out.... It never ends.

    Right now, I don't know whether the problem is with PCManFM, MIME itself, or some nameless package or config file. If anyone has any ideas, please speak up.
    Thanks in Advanced!
    Last edited by abyrne; October 26th, 2009 at 01:46 AM.
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    Arrow Re: MIME Types Totally Screwed Up

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    Anyone? Please?
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    Re: MIME Types Totally Screwed Up

    I have exactly the same problem.

    Stripped-down command line karmic -> LXDE-> Screwed MIME types in pcmanfm.

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    Re: MIME Types Totally Screwed Up

    It seems that I have found the solution:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...fm/+bug/455344

    Download the .deb file from:

    http://www.2shared.com/file/8810097/...52-1_i386.html

    and reinstall (sudo dpkg -i pcmanfm_0.5.2-1_i386.deb) pcmanfm from that package.

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