[PC-BSD Testing] kioslave for file ???

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Mar 30 02:30:42 PDT 2010

On 03/30/2010 06:47, Walt Pawley wrote:
> Working with PC-BSD 7.1. Something has changed and I've been
> trying to find it for a couple of days, on and off as time has
> allowed. Mostly, I've managed to gain a thumping headache
> pawing through mounds of documentation, etc. Hera are some of
> the symptoms:
> Starting File Manager (Dolphin): URL cannot be listed file:///home/wump
> Clicking OK gets:  URL cannot be listed file:///usr/home/wump
> Dolphin does come up, but the file content is empty. Clicking
> the Root icon produces the error  URL cannot be listed file:///
> Clicking Network results in  URL cannot be listed remote:/
> Clicking Trash results in  URL cannot be listed trash:/
> Firing up File Manager (Administrator) results in: Could not
> start process. Unable to create io-slave: klauncher said:
> Unknown protocol 'file'.
> Other applications also fail attempting to use the file:
> protocol to access files though I'm not certain it's
> ubiquitous. Curiously, as of the last time I tested it, which
> was after noting much of the above behavior, typing the
> "file:///home/wump" into Firefox's location field resulted in a
> listing of the files in my home directory. I suspect that
> Firefox is not attempting to use KDE's libkio for this activity.
> I get the feeling this not a big job to fix ... IF one knows
> what to tweak. Anyone care to allay my ignorance?

So at this point it sounds like dolphin isn't working at all, correct?  
How about if you open a xterm / konsole, and run "tail -f 
.xsession-errors" while trying to use dolphin. Any interesting messages 
going by on the failure?

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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