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    tarahmarie wrote:
    > (4) I am asking for help because in 3 years of modifying distros to
    > suit me, running 10 different distros, and basically morphing my custom
    > debian install to do my biddings, I have NEVER seen a file association
    > problem like this. I am merely asking if anyone has seen an instance
    > where setting a file association doesn't work.


    no, i've never seen that either..

    > If so, my belief is that there may be an issue with permissions.


    probably there is a permissions problem...but it is not one that
    exists on a pristine, default install from a 100% perfect install
    disk...did you do this http://tinyurl.com/25ydj4a prior to install?
    [missing that test is the third most popular way to have otherwise
    unexplainable, never ever seen before in ten years of wide experience,
    problem]

    > (6) Where can I search for file extensions and manually define their
    > associated applications? When I say that, I mean where in the file
    > system. I will manually alter the extension association myself--assuming
    > I'm able to use bash to do so, and that there's no weird permissions
    > thing that happens in opensuse.


    i would expect it to be in a global Gnome config file...i don't know
    where that might be (i haven't used Gnome much), but i'd guess it
    would be in or near /home/.gnome*

    however, since you have the same problem after creating a new user, it
    seems maybe your gnome skel files are damaged..

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    tarahmarie wrote:
    > When I say permissions, I mean my user permissions as regards config
    > files. I presume that somewhere in the file system lives a config file
    > that stores associations. Is it writable? Could the reason I can't
    > change the association be that I dont have the config file permission?
    > Am I able to manually edit it? If so, what is it called, and do I need
    > to chown/chmod it first?


    i do not know where you learned the technique to chown/chmod config
    files (or directories) in order to change configurations or file
    permissions, but my advice would be to un-learn it as it is never (in
    my experience) required..

    instead, just temporarily become root (via "su -") to edit the
    _contents_ of the file and leave all the _external_ permissions bits
    alone--or eventually you will find yourself in a situation where
    things a normal user _should_ be able to do without a problem becomes
    impossible [like assigning a file association setting to a different
    application]..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    tarahmarie wrote:[color=blue]
    probably there is a permissions problem...but it is not one that
    exists on a pristine, default install from a 100% perfect install
    disk...did you do this Picasa Web Albums - caf4926 - 11.3 Slideshow prior to install?
    [missing that test is the third most popular way to have otherwise
    unexplainable, never ever seen before in ten years of wide experience,
    problem]
    [color=blue]

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    I always check the media first.

    I still haven't edited anything as far as config files are concerned. I also still have a pristine install.

    I have an issue whereby Vuze will not completely install its updates; I've seen this before, again with permissions issues. I really think that with a clear understanding of how permissions work in OpenSuSE, I'd be able to fix all of my problems.

    One should also remember that I triple boot, and the UID for OpenSuSE is not the same as for Fedora and Ubuntu. Theoretically, this shouldn't matter, as I have the install and /home on two separate, dedicated partitions for each of those installs, but possibly some strangeness via osmosis is occurring.

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    tarahmarie wrote:
    > I really think
    > that with a clear understanding of how permissions work in OpenSuSE, I'd
    > be able to fix all of my problems.


    i could be wrong, but i believe that the file system permissions on
    openSUSE (what is the OpenSuSE you speak of?) are exactly the same as
    all other Linux distros...so, you could get a clear understanding most
    anywhere that Linux file system permissions are discussed,
    authoritatively..

    this is one of my favorite on-line resources: http://rute.2038bug.com/

    but, there are thousands of others...i'd guess The Linux Documentation
    Project is about as authoritative as they come: http://tldp.org/


    > One should also remember that I triple boot, and the UID for OpenSuSE
    > is not the same as for Fedora and Ubuntu. Theoretically, this shouldn't
    > matter, as I have the install and /home on two separate, dedicated
    > partitions for each of those installs, but possibly some strangeness via
    > osmosis is occurring.


    i don't think triple booting will give the software on your machine
    any of the physical properties (liquid or permeability, say) so i
    doubt that either osmosis or magic are at play..

    on the other hand, if the fstab of any of those three points to the
    wrong /home, then . . .

    hmmmmm, i wonder if when you boot to (say) openSUSE if the partitions
    *any* of the partitions of the other two distros are mounted and
    browsable..

    certainly if they are, then there is the possibility of a non-osmosis
    leak of data and actions between the three (non-osmosis because it is,
    instead, a user induced error)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post

    > One should also remember that I triple boot, and the UID for OpenSuSE
    > is not the same as for Fedora and Ubuntu. Theoretically, this shouldn't
    > matter, as I have the install and /home on two separate, dedicated
    > partitions for each of those installs, but possibly some strangeness via
    > osmosis is occurring.


    i don't think triple booting will give the software on your machine
    any of the physical properties (liquid or permeability, say) so i
    doubt that either osmosis or magic are at play..

    on the other hand, if the fstab of any of those three points to the
    wrong /home, then . . .

    hmmmmm, i wonder if when you boot to (say) openSUSE if the partitions
    *any* of the partitions of the other two distros are mounted and
    browsable..

    certainly if they are, then there is the possibility of a non-osmosis
    leak of data and actions between the three (non-osmosis because it is,
    instead, a user induced error)..

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    The other partitions are not mounted in any fstab for any of the installs. I *can* mount them should I want to go look at other system files, but there's not usually any reason to.

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    i am officially stumped by this one.....well, i believe i know what
    caused the problem, but i do not know how to fix it...so, i will fall
    silent in thread (if i can)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    i am officially stumped by this one.....well, i believe i know what
    caused the problem, but i do not know how to fix it...so, i will fall
    silent in thread (if i can)

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    What do you think caused it? The beginning of any solution is the completion of the definition of the problem.

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