Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Lost mime types under kde

Filed under
Linux

I downloaded the source to the (video editing) application "kdenlive" (version 0.9 just released), and following the instructions on the kdenlive web site, compiled it, and installed it on my Linux Mageia Cauldron laptop. Maybe I did something wrong, maybe not. Anyway, disaster ensued.

Whenever I launched an app from the panel or the KMenu, I would get an error about missing mimetypes. Logging-out and logging back into KDE didn't help, and popped up a window error dialog listing dozens of applications with missing mime types. Rebooting the system didn't help.

In short, the only way to launch an app was with Alt-F2, or from the command line.

Thrashing around online brought forth few references to this issue, but I did find a brief mention about kdelibs4 and mime types.

So, in desperation, I reinstalled "kdelibs4-core". Under Mandriva/Mageia this can be done from the command line using the "urpmi" utility. To do this, become the root user with su. Then enter:

urpmi --replacepkgs kdelibs4-core

Fortunately this brought my system back to normal. Problem solved.

More in Tux Machines

IPFire 2.19 Linux Firewall OS Patched Against the Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities

Only three days after announcing the release of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104, Michael Tremer informs the community about the availability of a new update, Core Update 105, which brings important OpenSSL patches. Read more

Top Web Browsers for Linux

No matter which Linux distro you prefer, I believe the web browser remains the most commonly used software application. In this article, I'll share the best browsers available to Linux users. Chrome – No matter how you feel about the Chrome browser, one only need to realize the following: Local news still streams in Flash and Chrome supports this. Netflix is supported using Chrome. And of course, Chrome is faster than any other browser out there. Did I mention the oodles of Chrome extensions available including various remote desktop solutions? No matter how you slice it, Chrome is king of the jungle. Read more

Linux Kernel 4.4.22 LTS Brings ARM and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.5, renowned kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.22 LTS Read more

Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) 0.2.8.8 with Important Bug Fixes

The Tor Project announced recently the release of yet another important maintenance update to the stable Tor 0.2.8.x series of the open-source and free software to protect your anonymity while surfing the Internet. Read more