After a recent update, when ever I attempt to open a “.ogv” extension from within Dolphin File Mananger in KDE4.4.2, I get a window that pops up every time for Checking For additional Software to install. It does this in spite of the fact I already have several players and the default set to SMPlayer to play the files.
How do I turn this behavior off? It’s really annoying because you either have to wait for it to finish checking (and finding nothing BTW) or Cancel it in order to play the file. This just started recently.
I don’t see anything obvious in Dolphin configuration, but I’m not even sure it’s related to Dolphin at all.
Here’s what happened with a new user. I started Dolphin and selected .ogv output to play. It defaulted to using Dragon Player, which I prefer not to use.
I added smplayer to the application list for .ogv file types and selected the file again. This time it said, “There Is No Software Installed On Your System To Play This File Type, Do you want to Install One?” I answered no and the file opened with smplayer. But now it asks that every time, even after selecting the Do not Ask option in the dialog.
I am having the same problem with the factory version of kde. It doesn’t happen with the version in the unstable repo.
Apparently its because of the 1 apr update of libksuseinstall1 actually. Removing it isn’t an option . Anyone ?
Is your problem the same the OP when ever I attempt to open a “.ogv” extension from within Dolphin File Mananger in KDE4.4.2, I get a window that pops up every time for Checking For additional Software to install
I had tried the same thing, too many dependencies to worry about, so I just left it alone. Now, it stopped that behavior after an update I just did recently. Apparently, something must have been broken and they fixed it.
Would be nice is YaST had a set of release notes going with the updates to tell you what happened and what got fixed.
> caf4926;2153910 Wrote:
>> Are you saying it only happens when trying to launch the file via
>> or dolphin or does it do it in konqueror too?
>> What if you open smplayer and go to File - Open…
> It appears to only do it from within Dolphin. I just tried
> and it does not do that. Opening direct from within SMPlayer
> always works fine.
I am also seeing this when I click on a text file in Dolphin, it
wants to search, says:
I select .kde4–>Share–>apps–>kabc tnem I click on std.vcf Get
Install Additional Software - D…
There is no application installed that can open files of the type
empty document (application/x-zerosize).
Do you want to try to install one?
If I select install it searches, finds nothing and then opens in
Kate (my default editor) If I say no it opens the open with window,
selecting Kate it work and opens the document. Kate is setup as my
first preferred program to open .vcf files in file associations.
Also noticed it does not do it on all document types. example:if I
click on distlists document in same directory, it opens with Kate,
no questions asked. Seems like maybe bug in file associations.
An empty file (application/x-zerosize) has no associations (obviously), so KDE has no idea what to do with it. That’s why the install dialog is popping up.
As for the thread in general this is a new feature Lubos is working on, he’s working on implementing a “don’t ask again” and also a whitelist/blacklist, if you have suggestions get them to him fast (via mailinglist) before code freezes for 11.3 set in!
New features will be occasionally be pushed to KDE:KDE4:Factory, that’s what its there for, if you don’t like that switch back to KDE:KDE4:STABLE.