[blfs-dev] Kde 4.11.1 can not find mime data
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 13:09:27 PDT 2013
Magnus Larsson wrote:
> On 2013-09-17 21.05, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Lets start at the beginning. Do you have:
>> /usr/share/mime/application/x-* etc
>> If so, then try
>> export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/kde/share:/usr/share
>> -- Bruce
> /usr/share/mime/application/x-* etc
> Yes (many files)
> export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/kde/share:/usr/share
> I still get the same error.
> 1: start console session as root user (no x server running, no kdm)
> 2: export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/kde/share:/usr/share
> 3: start kdm from console
Why not just startx? Is XDG_DATA_DIRS set properly when you bring up a
terminal (e.g. konsole) in KDE? I think you need to check if you are
losing the environment when starting kdm.
You've got the files. It's just a matter of getting KDE to find them.
Another thing to try: Even if you get the messages, set
XDG_DATA_DIRS again in konsole and then launch konqueror from the
I'm not 100% sure the environment variable is XDG_DATA_DIRS, but trying
different things from a konsole instance will help isolate what is
Another idea, add a symlink:
ln -s /usr/share/mime /opt/kde/share/usr-mime
Not the right final solution, but it may give a clue.
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