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Thread: Could not find mime type, application/octet-stream, error in linux

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    Could not find mime type, application/octet-stream, error in linux

    Hello,
    I have a computer with linux, when I want access to an icon I get a message saying could not find the MIME type application / octet-steam How can I remove it ?

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    Re: Could not find mime type, application/octet-stream, error in linux

    This means that the application used to open the file does not exist or is not installed on your computer, what kind of file is it? document, video, audio?

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    Re: Could not find mime type, application/octet-stream, error in linux

    First,
    try to run update-mime-database /usr/share/mine. Probably restart your window manager then. Are u using kde? Where/how do you get this message?

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    Re: Could not find mime type, application/octet-stream, error in linux

    I am using KDE.
    When I start ay application; kdesktop, image utility, audio application. etc I am getting this message

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    Re: Could not find mime type, application/octet-stream, error in linux

    Did you get this solved? If not you can do this:

    $ vim /home/$USER/.kde3.5/share/mimelnk/application/octet-stream.desktop

    change:

    Hidden=true

    to:

    Hidden=false

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