Re: [Evolution] Can't run Gnome Control Centre

I actually tried these instructions based on the previous thread but URL
clicking does not open a Mozilla session. Here is the output I have for

Custom Web Browser =>mozilla %s


linux:/ # gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/unknown
 command = mozilla %s
 need-terminal = true
 enabled = true
linux:/ #

I did the usual of starting Evolution in a terminal and got no output.
Any direction to troubleshoot would be appreciated.


On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 17:44, guenther wrote:
On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 21:58, Des Dougan wrote:
I'm using red-carpet to keep Evo 1.5 snapshots up to date. I just found
that I can't access the Gnome Control Centre (which I wanted to do to
enable me to run Mozilla when I click on a link).

I get:

D800:/home/ddougan # /opt/gnome/bin/gnome-control-center

** (gnome-control-center:14705): WARNING **: Could not find directory of
control panels [preferences:///]

Feels like a Gnome Control Center bug to me. Please ask the packager
(SuSE probably) to fix it.

I run KDE as my desktop environment, on SuSE 9.0. 

Anyway, below are some notes on how to change the browser even without
using the Gnome Control Center. You will need a working gconf though.


Setting default browser using *gconftool* (Gnome 2.0/2.2)

You will need GConf (and the gconf daemon running) to set this. If you
do *not* have the Gnome Control Center installed, there is a way to set
this using GConf directly:

See, which values are stored in that sub-tree. Save the output to a
file, so you can revert to those settings!

$ gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/unknown
 command = mozilla %s
 need-terminal = false
 enabled = true

Now, this should enter all those values (at least, they work for me):

$ gconftool-2 --set --type=string /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/unknown/command 'mozilla %s'
$ gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/unknown/need-terminal false
$ gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/unknown/enabled true

Setting default browser using *gconftool* (Gnome 2.4)

This is basically the as above, just some GConf key change:

The relevant key on Gnome 2.4 has changed, but is pretty much similar.
Simply substitute "unknown" by "http", especially in the commands to set
the values.

Also, the "https" branch may be useful. However, this is *not* set using
the GUI method mentioned above.

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