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claudio
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: LXDE: missing default applications (mimeapps) [SOLVED] Reply with quote

After a fresh install from ground up, pcmanfm (within a LXDE environment, lxde-meta) does not handle any file types. A double click to a PDF, GIF or any other file type does not start its application, even it is insalled (in my example PDF: evince, GIF: gpicview).

All described applications provide their mime types in the matching .desktop file in /usr/share/applications, but pcmanfm does not take a look there. It just looks for the app in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and because it's not yet there, the mime type is not recognised.

Do I miss some important things to configure in order to make LXDE/pcmanfm work with the file type's default application?

Thanks for any advice
Claudio


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as an fyi I just did a fresh install about three weeks ago using LXDE and I did not experience the problem you're having.

In addition I have no such file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list :?:

I did not have to anything special to be able to open a pdf file from pcmanfm :?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, I just found the solution! I was missing the xdg-utils and the update-desktop-database tool. Running the tool creates a mime cache under /usr/share/applications. Sometimes, I would like to shoot Linux Desktops on the moon... :wink:

Shouldn't these packages be pulled in as dependency by lxde-meta?
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