[MonoDevelop] why all the exe files say "couldn't display [the path of the exe file]" when double click to lanuch?

Star Liu minxinjianxin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 09:09:57 EDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Tom Spink <tspink at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/10 Star Liu <minxinjianxin at gmail.com>:
>> but it makes nothing change, double click on the exe file still
>> displays error message "couldn't display....", is there anything wrong
>> with my desktop file? or anything more i need to do? thank you.
> Hi,
> Maybe check the permissions on the desktop file, make sure they match
> what all the others are reading.  Apparently, Gnome monitors that
> desktop folder, so you shouldn't have to change or refresh anything.
Hi Tom, I have resolved this problem, what I still need to do is to
exe this command "update-desktop-database", thank you for your help!

> Presumably, also, if you've got Wine installed, that MIME type is
> registered.  If you don't have Wine installed, then maybe you need to
> add that MIME type to the database.  A quick Google turned up some
> information about Gnome and MIME types, try Googling for something
> like that, and you'll get some guides.
> A quick grep of my hard-drive turned up /etc/gnome-vfs-mime-magic
> which looks very interesting, and may be the way forward.  It seems to
> contain signatures that map files to MIME types by reading the
> signature.  You could try adding one for portable executables (Hint:
> which always start with MZ ;)).  I'd very much recommend doing a bit
> of research though, before tinkering with this terrible file.
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Tom Spink
> Ani DiFranco  - "Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV."

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