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24th October 2010, 03:31 AM
I have downloaded and installed the Fedora 14 Live CD and now whenever I go to
Places > Home > Documents
Or any other folder under Places in the main Gnome Window it starts the Theme Installer and egenerates an error. For example if I go to
Places > Home > Documents
Then I get the Theme installer and an error that says "Documents does not appear to be a Theme"...
I am thinking I should just uninstall the theme installer and reinstall it? Suggestions?
I just deleted the offending line from the offending file!
24th October 2010, 07:54 AM
Is this the beta version or the RC1 liveCD from this thread
I downloaded from the link mentioned in the thread yesterday and installed the RC1 and don't see the behaviour you are describing.
24th October 2010, 03:45 PM
It was a beta version
Yes, Yes, now go download a RC vrsion and reinstall it. Yes, I know.
24th October 2010, 03:50 PM
Well, not necessarily. If you updated to the latest software, you should de facto have RC1.
24th October 2010, 11:51 PM
I installed Fedora 14 using this link
I chose the 64 bit Live CD (Gnome Desktop). I made a cd and installed it to the hard drive as one normally would and then updated with
as usual. I then downloaded the Moomex theme and with no issues or problems but now... whenever I click any folder in the places menu it automatically opens Theme Installer and generates an error.
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I installed the same Fedora 14 as above on my Laptop this time and then I updated and then installed the moomex theme... and indeed the exact same thing happened, viz. Theme Installer starts whenever I open any folder under the Places Menu.
25th October 2010, 07:18 AM
But aren't your problems clearly linked to that particular theme you are using? I may misunderstand your posts, so, just to be clear about it, do you have the same problem when you use the default theme?
25th October 2010, 01:57 PM
No, this problem is not caused by the use of theme or specific to just this theme. I am using the default theme. All I dd was download the theme and used theme installer to install it. Now, regardless of the theme, Theme Installer opens whenever I open any folder under places, and this happens with the default theme.
25th October 2010, 05:23 PM
I had some issues with the default applications for certain file types in F14. Check your ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list There should be an entry like this: inode/directory=gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop
26th October 2010, 04:50 AM
Life is too short. I just deleted the partition. I am running Windows 7/Fedora 13/Mint 9. No real need to muck around trying to get nautilus to open a folder correctly.
26th October 2010, 08:27 PM
I just tested and I can't reproduce this.
Here's what I did:
* Installed a clean F14 x86-64 GNOME VM
* Ran Firefox, Googled 'moomex', went to the resulting site ( http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Moomex-Theme?content=57063 )
* Clicked the top 'Download' button of the two
* Saved the offered file (a .tar.gz) to the Downloads folder
* Ran System / Preferences / Appearance
* Clicked the Install... button on the Theme tab
* Selected the downloaded .tar.gz button
* Activated the Moomex theme by clicking on it
* Clicked Places/Home and my home folder popped up; Places/ Desktop and the Desktop folder popped up, and so on
26th October 2010, 09:01 PM
I did not use a VM machine but rather I installed onto my desktop machine and then I installed onto my laptop and in both instances the process you described resulted in the Theme Installer opening whenever I clicked on any folder under Places.
But like I said in a previous post, it's really not worth pursuing. The code trolls may have just cursed my installations or maybe a fly got smashed onto my dvd iso or... anyway, I just deleted the partition and I am not bothering with beta testing this distro.
Apparently, no one else has experienced this issue. Thanks everyone for considering it.
27th October 2010, 12:07 AM
just wondering if maybe our processes did differ slightly. Did you double-click on the downloaded them instead of installing it via Appearance? Did you expand it from the .tar.gz ?
27th October 2010, 01:29 AM
I googled moomex
downloaded from the theme site (same link you gave)
extracted the tar.gz to the desktop
right-clicked installed with Theme Manager
Clicked on Moomex in theme manger
The theme installed and everything seemed normal but after this process I had the problem that every time I clicked Places in the menu opens and selected a folder I got the theme installer instead of the folder I wanted.
So, I opened appearance and selected the ordinary clearlooks theme and yet I still had the problem that whever I opened any folder under Places the theme installer opens instead.
Here is the same problem basically...
I just deleted the offending line from the offending file and now it works properly.
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