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There is no application installed for this file type??

Postby sifusteve on Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:30 am

This comes up when i click on the trash can, and when i click on the computer symbol. I also lost my cd/dvd reading capabilities, but it can write to them, when i do put in a cd, it says i can not mount the drive? Can someone please help me?? Ive run out of room because ive been deleting things but they get sent to the trash and now i cant open the trash to permanently delete them so i have ran out of space on my drive. Thanks for your responses!
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Re: There is no application installed for this file type??

Postby DataMan on Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:43 am

One thing that might help is to boot to the LiveCD. Once booted up, mount your Lx partition and whallop whatever you can in un-needed files (exercise EXTREME caution before tackling system files). After the purge, reboot to your production ops and continue the cleanup as required.

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Re: There is no application installed for this file type??

Postby viking777 on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:13 am

Try it from a terminal. Open terminal and first:
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cd /home/username/.local/share/Trash

then
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ls


If that looks like your trash folder then do

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rm ./*


NB this will delete all your trashed files, permanently.
NB2 Where I have written 'username' in the above commands you will of course have to substitute that with your own username, you cant just copy and paste the commands.
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Re: There is no application installed for this file type??

Postby sifusteve on Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:39 pm

DataMan wrote:One thing that might help is to boot to the LiveCD. Once booted up, mount your Lx partition and whallop whatever you can in un-needed files (exercise EXTREME caution before tackling system files). After the purge, reboot to your production ops and continue the cleanup as required.

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Ok im totally lost past everything besides booting up the live cd lol so if you can be a little more noob friendly that would be awesome thankyou.

As per the other way, i did what you said, once i hit ls, then FILES INFO came up, i hit rm./* but it said they are folders and connot be deleted. :x
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Re: There is no application installed for this file type??

Postby viking777 on Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:18 pm

Ah come on it not that difficult, change the command to
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 cd /home/username/.local/share/Trash/Files


then

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rm ./*


then

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cd /home/username/.local/share/Trash/Info


then

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rm ./*
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