Firefox unplugged?

In Firefox 3.6.3, I click on a link to a pdf file and the dialogue
window appears asking if I want to open it with Okular (default). I say
yes and another window pops up to ask me what application I want to use
to open the file. Huh? I then type in “Okular” and the file opens in
Okular.

Another message that pops up during this is “/tmp/…pdf could not be
opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change
the association in your preferences.”

I had a similar problem with Dolphin - got a message saying there was no
application for that type of file and after clicking “OK” the file
opened in the non-existent application - so I tried removing and
reinstalling Okular and re-starting the session. This cured Dolphin but
had no effect on Firefox.

I’m using openSUSE 11.2 and KDE 4.4.2.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
“I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.”

Hi Cloddy,

Running the same versions, no trouble in FF nor Dolphin. Clicking a PDF, FF asks me if I want Okular, clicking OK opens the PDF in Okular. Ditto in Dolphin.

I guess you already tried, but is this happening to a newly created user ?

On 27/04/10 11:56, Knurpht wrote:
> I guess you already tried, but is this happening to a newly created
> user ?

I should’ve done but didn’t. Have remedied that error and found the same
fault with a brand new user. Also tried an rpm file and had the same
problem opening that.

My excuse for not trying a new user was that the problem first showed up
in testing 11.3 - same computer, different partition - and continued
when I reverted to 11.2 so I assumed the fault was user-related. I’m now
running 11.3 and verified that the fault is here as well as 11.2.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
“I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.”

On 27/04/10 11:56, Knurpht wrote:

>
> I guess you already tried, but is this happening to a newly created
> user ?
>
>

My reply to you seems to have lost all its contents after it left me so
here it is again. Apologies if it’s only here that it didn’t show up
correctly the first time.


I should’ve done but didn’t. Have remedied that error and found the same
fault with a brand new user. Also tried an rpm file and had the same
problem opening that.

My excuse for not trying a new user was that the problem first showed up
in testing 11.3 - same computer, different partition - and continued
when I reverted to 11.2 so I assumed the fault was user-related. I’m now
running 11.3 and verified that the fault is here as well as 11.2.

And a bit extra -

Also, I’ve now tried this on another machine, running 11.3 m3, and got
exactly the same result.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
“I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.”