[arch-general] associations for chromium

Sergey Manucharian ingeniware at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 03:26:12 CET 2010

Hi folks,

I wonder if somebody could already figure out how to handle file and
protocol associations for Chromium. For those who use a DE like
KDE/Gnome most probably everything works out of box. There is an
article in wiki how to use chromium with no DE [1]. It suggest to use
mimeo and xdg-utils-mimeo, but it simply does not work (at least in my

For those who are interested to read further the details are below.

When I click a link pointing to mms:// stream chromium pops up a
message that it's going to use xdg-open to handle it. The
xdg-utils-mimeo allows to associate a protocol with an application,
which I already has done - set to mplayer. Instead it tries to open
smplayer with no (or bad) link passed. I've uninstalled smplayer and it
tried to use realplayer, I've uninstalled realplayer and now it uses
vlc. I couldn't find where that sequence is hardcoded. But now I see
that the link itself is getting transformed in something weird: 

File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file
Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL

The strange path "/etc/X11" comes is the directory I've accidentally
started X from...

Any ideas?



[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chromium

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