Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130462
Double clicking files on FAT in Nautilus doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
Description of problem:
When double clicking a file in Nautilus or right clicking and choosing
"open" nothing happens.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Double click a file (anything but a directory) in Nautilus
Nothing except a line in .xsession-errors:
/path/to/file: /path/to/file: cannot execute binary file
I expect Nautilus to to what I put in the settings
It's been like this since 2.6 -> 2.7 migration.
Right clicking files and choosing any of the "open with..."
alternatives works fine.
Does this still happen for you with latest rawhide?
There has been a lot of changes and fixes in this area.
Yep. Exactly same result with latest of everything (nautilus 2.7.92-1).
Very strange. I don't see this at all. I wonder what the difference
with your system is.
Can you try creating a new user?
I later found this in gnome bugzilla. It has with permissions to do.
If the execute-flag is set, nautilus tries to execute it instead of
looking at the mime type. (thing is, mostly when I double click
something, it is a movie, and I've got all of my movies on FAT32,
leaving me little control over permissions)
Ah, i see. That explains things. On FAT32 everything is +x.
I got this fixed. Patch waiting for release-team approval.
Well, you can make things not +x (using umask in fstab), problem is
then it's for entire partition and then all directories are non
Fix is upstream.
gnome-vfs2 2.8.0 has fix.