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I constantly get errors saying "Could not find mime type application/octet-stream" when I open konqueror, or save a fiel in kwrite, and even when my desktop icons load when I ...
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    my KDE totally screwed?


    I constantly get errors saying "Could not find mime type application/octet-stream" when I open konqueror, or save a fiel in kwrite, and even when my desktop icons load when I log in.

    Also, when I start X applications from a terminal, they start but I get errors. starting kwrite from a terminal will complain about a few *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications/ containing bad mime types as well. As well as errors such as:

    Code:
    user@helix~# kwrite
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 79, expecting version 93 or higher.
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 79, expecting version 93 or higher.
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype KTextEditor/Plugin not found
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 79, expecting version 93 or higher.
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
    and this:

    Code:
    user@helix~# konqueror
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 79, expecting version 93 or higher.
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 79, expecting version 93 or higher.
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 79, expecting version 93 or higher.
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype Browser/View not found
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Found version 79, expecting version 93 or higher.
    kio (KSycoca): WARNING: Outdated database found
    kio (KSycoca): ERROR: No database available!
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype KonqAboutPage not found
    kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype KonqAboutPage not found
    konqueror: WARNING: KonqFactory::createView : no factory
    konqueror: WARNING: Profile Loading Error: View creation failed
    I'm also having other issues with KDE, such as I cannot modify my login screen. I make changes to it in kcontrol as root, and it saves just fine, but the KDE Login manager (display manager?) just seems to ignore them completely.

    should I just unmerge and emerge KDE again, or do you have a better idea?

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    You probably don't have to unmerge, just try re-emerging first and see if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    You probably don't have to unmerge, just try re-emerging first and see if that helps.
    you're right, that would be the best thing to do. I'll do that tonight so it will be done by the time I get home from work tomarrow (take s along time!)

    One thing is odd, however. I have multiple version of the same package installed, according to equery. check this out:

    Code:
    root@helix~# equery list kde
    [ Searching for package 'kde' in all categories among: ]
     * installed packages
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kde-env-3-r4 (0)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeaddons-3.4.3 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeaddons-3.5.2-r1 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeadmin-3.4.3 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeadmin-3.5.2 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeartwork-3.4.3 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeartwork-3.5.2 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdebase-3.4.3-r1 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdebase-3.5.2-r1 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdebase-pam-6 (0)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdegames-3.4.3 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdegames-3.5.2 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r4 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdegraphics-3.5.2 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdelibs-3.4.3-r1 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.2-r4 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdemultimedia-3.4.3 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdemultimedia-3.5.2-r2 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdenetwork-3.4.3 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdenetwork-3.5.2 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdepim-3.4.3 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdepim-3.5.2-r1 (3.5)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeutils-3.4.3-r1 (3.4)
    [I--] [  ] kde-base/kdeutils-3.5.2 (3.5)
    root@helix~#
    is that not odd??

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    this is because gentoo does not automatically remove previousl versions of kde when you upgrade. Check out this guide for instructions on how to remove older version. This might also solve your problems with different programs if you just remove the older version. For example if you do a

    ls -a in your /home/bob directory you probably have .kde .kde3.4 .kde3.5 and applications could theoretically have trouble here.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerf
    this is because gentoo does not automatically remove previousl versions of kde when you upgrade. Check out this guide for instructions on how to remove older version. This might also solve your problems with different programs if you just remove the older version. For example if you do a

    ls -a in your /home/bob directory you probably have .kde .kde3.4 .kde3.5 and applications could theoretically have trouble here.

    you've been great help, thanks!

    I'll post back here after I've done that and let you know what happened.

    It wont be for a q ahile though, but probably within the day.

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    ok, I unmerged all KDE 3.4.3 stuff.

    I Still have the mime-type errors...

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    make sure in your home directory you only have .kde and kde3.5 if you have anything else try deleting it. Worst case scenario would be to delete all the kde stuff in your home directory and reemerging.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerf
    make sure in your home directory you only have .kde and kde3.5 if you have anything else try deleting it. Worst case scenario would be to delete all the kde stuff in your home directory and reemerging.
    I have .kde and .kderc

    Code:
    user@helix~# cd .kde
    .kde/   .kderc
    user@helix~# cd .kde
    user@helix~/.kde# ls
    socket-helix/  cache-helix/  tmp-helix@  Autostart/  share/
    user@helix~/.kde# cat ../.kderc
    [General]
    background=192,192,192
    selectBackground=92,179,255
    selectForeground=0,0,0
    windowBackground=106,139,192
    windowForeground=0,0,0

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroth404
    ok, I unmerged all KDE 3.4.3 stuff.

    I Still have the mime-type errors...
    Ok, I fixed this a while ago, I should post about it.

    All I had to do was add the octet-stream mime type thingy in the applications mime type category under Kcontrol. I don't know why it didnt work the first time I tried it, maybe I put it in the wrong spot.

    Everything is A-OK

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