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    Default okular not opening CHM files

    Hi,

    I am trying to open Microsoft CHM Help files in okular but it keeps saying it cannot find a plugin for those file types. It does open PDF as well as the most popluar picture formats (JPG,PNG,etc). But it also claims support for CHM files and did open them on openSUSE 11.4, I had a look and the necessery shared lib's seem to be there. Can somebody (who knows!) please tell me why okular is not opening them?? I'm not interested in any posts from people that do not know for sure. Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: okular not opening CHM files

    I don't know for sure (and I've certainly never viewed a Microsoft chm document), but I'm going to reply anyway: Do you have libchm installed?
    Code:
    rpm -qa |grep libchm
    If not, search for libchm0 here:

    software.opensuse.org: Search

    and install it.

    Let us know how that goes.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 07-Jul-2012 at 02:50.

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    Default Re: okular not opening CHM files

    There was a glitch reported in April 2012, see here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ar/+bug/948223

    That might explain why it's not working, because it's perhaps a Linux-wide problem.
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    Default Re: okular not opening CHM files

    I acnnot tell you since my okular opens chm. Maybe the difference is the
    version, my KDE is updated to 4.8.4 and so is my okular (and chmlib is
    chmlib-0.40-12.1.2.x86_64).
    Code:
    martinh@ganymed:~> rpm -q okular
    okular-4.8.4-44.3.x86_64
    Which version are you using? Have you tried kchmviewer which also works?


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    I can confirm the problem. Apparently okular detects the file as application/octet-stream even if the system knows it's a CHM file.

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    And about why it detects them as application/octet-stream... no, nobody knows: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=298561

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    Default Re: okular not opening CHM files

    Am 07.07.2012 14:06, schrieb RedDwarf:
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    > And about why it detects them as application/octet-stream... no, nobody
    > knows: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=298561
    >
    >

    On my system it is shown as application/x-chm in okular
    http://susepaste.org/65886623

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    Default Re: okular not opening CHM files

    No problem on Tumbleweed with KDE 4.8.4
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    Default Re: okular not opening CHM files

    I will try the version of libchm0 that ive just downloaded, but as i do not have internet at home im having to use the computers at work or the library. Well let you know how it goes... Thank you for all of your replys.

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    Default Re: okular not opening CHM files

    On 07/07/2012 10:56 PM, Knurpht wrote:
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    > No problem on Tumbleweed with KDE 4.8.4
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    I've got Tumbleweed and KDE 4.8.4. Okular won't open chm files for me.

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