Bug 130462 - Double clicking files on FAT in Nautilus doesn't work
Double clicking files on FAT in Nautilus doesn't work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Blocks: FC3Target 131589
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Reported: 2004-08-20 13:08 EDT by Daniel Malmgren
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-14 03:44:31 EDT
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Description Daniel Malmgren 2004-08-20 13:08:08 EDT
Description of problem:
When double clicking a file in Nautilus or right clicking and choosing
"open" nothing happens.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Double click a file (anything but a directory) in Nautilus
Actual results:
Nothing except a line in .xsession-errors:
/path/to/file: /path/to/file: cannot execute binary file

Expected results:
I expect Nautilus to to what I put in the settings

Additional info:
It's been like this since 2.6 -> 2.7 migration.
Right clicking files and choosing any of the "open with..."
alternatives works fine.
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2004-09-02 08:18:36 EDT
Does this still happen for you with latest rawhide?
There has been a lot of changes and fixes in this area.
Comment 2 Daniel Malmgren 2004-09-02 09:04:50 EDT
Yep. Exactly same result with latest of everything (nautilus 2.7.92-1).
Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2004-09-06 09:27:03 EDT
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?
Comment 4 Daniel Malmgren 2004-09-06 09:36:29 EDT
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)

Comment 5 Alexander Larsson 2004-09-07 07:05:03 EDT
Ah, i see. That explains things. On FAT32 everything is +x.
Comment 6 Alexander Larsson 2004-09-07 09:47:22 EDT
I got this fixed. Patch waiting for release-team approval.
Comment 7 Daniel Malmgren 2004-09-07 09:55:28 EDT
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
Comment 8 Alexander Larsson 2004-09-10 07:01:27 EDT
Fix is upstream.
Comment 9 Alexander Larsson 2004-09-14 03:44:31 EDT
gnome-vfs2 2.8.0 has fix.

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