Each time I open my /home folder via Konqueror, I’m prompted with this message at the bottom of the Konqueror window. Since I’m a noob, I’m wondering if this is “normal”. I did a google search and didn’t find anything of interest.
**"Default Re: Unable to mount/view partitions through Konqueror
It seems that in 11.3 the sysinfo of Konqureror (on this subject) points to the block device special file of the partition (like /dev/sdc1). When you click on it, as usual, Konqueror tries to find an applic thatis associated to the type of file (like gwenvie for a JPEG, or konqueror for an HTML, amarok for an MP3, etc), but non is defined (not strange because only root can access these files, so why configure something for the end-user). And it says so in the error message.
And of course the normal way of using mounted file systems in a Unix/Linux OS is forgetting that it is a different partition, but simply walking to it through the directory tree. This starting from mountpoints seems to be a leftover from those who used MD Windows for a considarable tiime. "**
So Konqueror points to the block device file of the partition! That’s why when I write the path to /home it doesn’t display any error message. Maybe it’s not a very clever thing to access your partition from Konqueror’s sysinfo.
When I right-click on /Home (on the right, under Disk Info) it says “There is no application installed that can open files of the type block device (inode/blockdevice). Do you want to try to install one?”. If I say “Yes”, it scans the repositories and doesn’t find anything.
I don’t understand why it does this association. Also, if I move the mouse pointer above /Home it displays at the bottom of the window “///file:/dev/sda7 block device”. And when I left-click on it, I am getting the content of my /home folder, with the above-mentioned error at the bottom of the window. I can live with that, I was just curious about its cause. I have modified my File Associations for inode/directory as kfmclient %u, so it should have worked.
and my opinion is your system has been some pushed (damaged) out of the
normal setup…or yours is one of those unusual “corner case bugs”
(don’t happen very often, and only seen under a specific mixture of
software packages, hardware mixes and setup differences)
i don’t know how to learn exactly if it is damaged, or not…i do see
you were on 11.3 and wonder how (specificially) you moved to 11.4, did
you (for example) zypper dup your way through some release candidates,
milestones or just dips into Factory repos…or, how did you arrive at
and, upon arrival did you have this specific anomalous symptom? or, did
it come later?
I upgraded to 11.4 with the help of the openSUSE 11.4 dvd. I didn’t use any weird repos. I update my libraries, but usually I am very careful.
I presume the symptom came after I installed 11.4, but as it didn’t affect my working with the folders, I overlooked it. Now I’m really curious about why I get this error. It must be an explanation. I looked for KIO Slave sysinfo, I tried installing additional support libraries earlier, but nothing works. I’ve also tried adding Konqueror on the list of the applications used for opening block devices (inode>block device - just for the sake of experimenting), and nothing. I’ll think it over and check other alternatives.
On 04/30/2011 12:36 PM, riderplus wrote:
> I upgraded to 11.4 with the help of the openSUSE 11.4 dvd. I didn’t use
> any weird repos. I update my libraries, but usually I am very careful.
> I presume the symptom came after I installed 11.4, but as it didn’t
> affect my working with the folders, I overlooked it. Now I’m really
> curious about why I get this error. It must be an explanation. I looked
> for KIO Slave sysinfo, I tried installing additional support libraries
> earlier, but nothing works. I’ve also tried adding Konqueror on the list
> of the applications used for opening block devices (inode>block device -
> just for the sake of experimenting), and nothing. I’ll think it over and
> check other alternatives.
i have a theory that somehow something was left over from 11.3 and is
now interacting with 11.4 and causing the problem…which is why asked
about your move from .3 to .4, so i want to focus on exactly how you
upgraded to “11.4 with the help of the openSUSE 11.4 dvd”…
and, did you (while following one of those) vary any step? or have any
errors pop up? or suddenly be required to make a decision the how-to
didn’t prepare you for?
or, did you follow some other method known to work and not leave
anything stuck in the corner somewhere to cause these kinds of strange
problems? from where did the that how-to come, can you provide the URL
or, maybe you followed some other advice (maybe a forum posting, which?)