I have a file in some obscure directory that I want to open and edit. I don't want to do something like this...
I'd rather be able to say find this file and open it. I know there are commands like locate and find to find a file or directory, but I'm not sure whether these can (or even should) be utilized in what I'm trying to do. Basically, what is the simplest way to open a file with a program w/o specifying its exact location? (In cases where there isn't another file with the same name in the entire system, and cases where there are multiple).
Two tries at building mplayer. First time failed with no sound, second time worked fine - NO CHANGES that I know of, BUT OK - it works nicely.So if I click on a file in the Linux (fedora 14) file browser, I see using "Mplayer Media Player" as a second option, It does nothing, nor does it do anything from the Application tool menu. I do not know where the "I am doing nothing (and here is why)" error message is logged.
I can manually run mplayer or xmplayer on the .wmv file and it works.How do I edit the menus (control files?) and have them use the newly installed and working mplayer (or xmplayer??).Next, it would be nice to make mplayer the default tool to play videos in Firefox (the default for both is another tool (Movie player) which needs a plugin that I cannot find to work).And finally, if I can get one or both of these working - it would be nice to set the default to the new player instead of "Movie player".
i am wanting to use Firefox to connect to my smb shares. However, i keep getting this error message: Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (smb) isn't associated with any program. My client configuration is as follows: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:18.104.22.168pre) Gecko/20100106 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Shiretoko/3.5.8preI tried the instructions below to try and fix the problem with no success: Quote: From [URL]
Linux with Firefox In order to connect to a network share directly from you browser under Linux, you must configure Firefox to handle URL's starting with "smb://". This is done by typing "about:config" in the address line and hitting return. After that you must right-click the list of settings and choose "New -> Boolean" as shown below.
As name you must type: "network.protocol-handler.external.smb" with a value of "true". After that you must do the same thing over again, but this time choose "New -> String", type the name: "network.protocol-handler.app.smb" with a value of the path to the application you wish to use for browsing network shares. If you use KDE, this will typically be "/usr/bin/konqueror".
I just downloaded ubuntu 10.10 on my asus eee pc 1015pem. Everything seems to work fine but I have really a hard time to get my wireless working. The appropriate driver seems to be installed and active. My router is ok, too (Netgear WPN 824 v2). However, when I try to enter my wireless password and try to open the internet with Firefox then the web browser is offline and I cannot get internet connection. Connection with the ethernet cable is fine.
i want to know the location of firefox cache folder..when we watch any video on ..... or any sites firefox buffers the whole video in its cache memory..so i want to copy that whole video from that cache folder directly so that we dont need any third party add-ons to download videos..for that i want to know the exact location of that cache memory folder of firefox browser in linux
I'm running Fedora 13 right now and I'm having a problem with Movie player. Every time I try to watch a dvd it says: Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file. I run in root so I know that can't be true.
Often after using the network tool, making changes, saving changes, closing the tool, and running a 'service network restart'; the tool will not open again unless I reboot. This is the case both via System --> Administration --> Network and system-config-network (from the command line). I am in runlevel 5, as an uprivileged user when this happens.
I have been having issues with the Firefox browser for the past few months. Firefox version: 3.6.11 Ubuntu x86_64 OS: Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 Add ons: Flash block, Ad Block+, image block Occasionally on booting up and starting Firefox, the top menu bar, the location bar drop down do not work. Clicking them has no effect. Though I can enter a URL in the location bar, the drop down that gives recently browsed sites is unavailable. Using the keyboard shortcuts for these doesn't work too. So essentially all my browsing history, bookmarks, saved passwords are not accessible.
Restarting the browser/system doesn't . Deleting the whole profile folder restores the functionality, though it takes me back to a blank slate as far as my personalisation and browsing history is concerned and everything needs to be rebuilt. Restoring the profile folder causes the issue to reappear. So it appears to have something to do with the profile stored. Would like to look if any one has has similar issues but can't get a hang of how to best describe this or how others would have described it. I am sure you understand how bad it feels when all the history, bookmarks, passwords etc are in a way lost when this happens. Also how and where to post this or search if already similar bug is posted with Ubuntu and Firefox.
P.S: Is there a way to separate the personal info like history, passwords and bookmarks from the profile somehow?
I'm having a problem when browsing shares on other machines. If I hit alt+f2 and enter "smb://server" I get an error saying: Could not open location 'smb://server/' No application is registered as handling this file If I enter "smb://server/share1" everything works fine. Typing the server name without the share name worked fine in Fedora 8, which is what this machine was running before I did a clean install of Fedora 10.
I renamed /home to /localhome and I'm getting an error message when I run 'Places->Videos'. The error is: 'Could not open location 'file:///home/<username>/Videos' Error stating file '/home/<username>/Videos: No such file or directory.
I'm using /localhome because /home is used for automounting home directories at my work. I prefer to use a local account rather than the NIS/NFS account.
What do I modify to have this reflect my new home directory location?
Server - Ubuntu 10.04.1 lts Client - Kubuntu 10.10
When I try to open any nfs-mounted file using OpenOffice, I get a pop-up window titled "Document in Use". The text of the message is:
"Document file 'abcde.odt' is locked for editing by:
Open document read-only or open a copy of the document for editing." I then have three options - <Open Read-Only>, <Open Copy>, & <Cancel> If I cp any of these files from the mounted directory to my home dir (not mounted), I can open them without problem.Also, my firefox & thunderbird date are in this mounted directory as well (sym links to ~dan/.mozilla & ~dan/.thunderbird). Both of these apps hang when trying to open, leaving two processes behind that need to be manually killed. Again, cp'ing the data out of the nfs-mounted dir onto a local dir resolves the issue, so I am 100% confident there is nothing missing or corrupted in the firefox &/or thunderbird data...
relevant entry in /etc/fstab: server:/nfs/dan/Documents /home/dan/Documents nfs defaults 0 0 relevant entry in server's /etc/exports: /nfs/dan/Documents client(rw)
Since school ended, I decided to finally wipe and due a clean upgrade to Slackware 13.0. Everything is great except one thing. When I want to save something in firefox, the "save as" window that popups up, that allows you to browse to right directory, popups too low. In my window manager(wmii), the bottom is cutoff. I want to have the window popup higher. Is this possible? In my previous install, I think the window would usually remember where it last was, but now it seems to always popup in the same location. I'm not sure if this is slackware, firefox or wmii issue. Also I tried another wm, Awesomewm, and it showed up in the same spot.
Is it possible to disable the icons in the bookmarks tool bar? You know what I mean: my facebook bookmark always has this little F right next to it, the ..... bookmark has the red and white ..... icon, etc.
Those are pretty nice, but they don't really work within the theme that I am using (airlines). To relax my eyes, I usually pick less colourful themes. So it'd be cool to get rid of all those obtrusive icons.
I know that some firefox themes don't have them. But I think I like the default one, just not the icons.
I have done a search there and I didn't find any discussion on this. My apologies if this has already been discussed. In which case, an admin can always close this thread, and redirect me.
Oh: this might be important: I am using Ubuntu 10.04. and firefox 3.6.3
how to fix firefox?? The problem is when i am in fire fox the toolbar with where you can maximize, minimize and close firefox is gone and i cannot figure out how to bring it back. As well, the bottom tool bar is not assailable till i close firefox. I am using firefox 3.68
This has been happening sporadically over the past month. I thought it was a problem with 10.04, so I upgraded to 11.04 and it is still occurring.I can't seem to pin down a cause or something that I do to make this happen.Every so often, I will lose the ability to see right click context menus and I am unable to click on the menu buttons. Rather, I can click on the menu names (file, etc), but no menu comes down. I cannot use the keyboard to bring down the menu (alt-f, etc), but I can use keyboard shortcuts to do specific actions (ctrl-t, etc).I was using Firefox 3.6 and now I am using 4 and it is still occurring.
I have this error which happens just after login, and it stay in the bottom panel all the time with a world icon, it's impossible to close (see image below), if I click the world icon the error message pop ups again. How do I make it go away?
When logged in as my standard user in Fedora 11 gnome desktop the installed ntfs-config tool will not open and gives an error which says this; "no authentication program found", and to run that ntfs-config as the root in a terminal. So then the only way to open that tool is to type that in a terminal, and it did open, but how can I fix this ? Can this issue be related to ownership and permissions of it ? Also the num lock does not come on during boot up, is there a easy fix for that too ? This is a recent fresh updated install from the DVD with the ext4 file system. All the ntfs-3g applications are installed as default, so I just added that enable ntfs write support tool with the package manager.
I keep getting the following error message every time I try to open the Hipo iPod Management Tool:
Could not find org.freedesktop.Hal at Hal.Manager..ctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at IPod.HalClient.HalDeviceManager..ctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at IPod.DeviceManager.Create () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at IPod.DeviceCombo..ctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Hipo.HipoMainWindow.CreateWindow (System.String args) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Hipo.HipoMain.Run (System.String args) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at Hipo.HipoMain.Main (System.String args) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0