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#1 2012-09-13 10:38:51

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Registered: 2011-12-04
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linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon

the linux kernel file vmlinuz-3.2.0-3-amd64, and its link in the / directory, are both shown in thunar with a microsoft windows flag icon. The status bar in thunar identifies the file as a "DOS/Windows executable".

this is occurring on #! waldorf 64-bit.

duplication: install #! waldorf 64-bit, open thunar and navigate to the root (/) directory. you will see it.

#1: no, i did not install WINE. i also didn't customize any graphics, display settings, etc.
#2: keep in mind this is occuring in #! wheezy 64. i don't recall seeing this in squeeze 32 with/without BPO.





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#2 2012-09-13 10:50:57

#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 3,698

Re: linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon

I have it too on Arch, also without Wine installed. The only mime types configuration file I have is /etc/mime.types from the mime-types package.

A quick scan of the contents of it do not tell me why it's getting an MS Windows icon.

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#3 2012-09-13 10:51:41

#! CrunchBanger
From: Turkey
Registered: 2012-06-01
Posts: 150

Re: linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon

You must be using faenza icon set.Faenza icon set has a that symbol.There is nothing wrong here.If you want to change the icon set and look at it.

Waldorf using faenza-dark icon set.

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#4 2012-09-13 11:38:36

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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 11,500

Re: linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon

What fthpl said - it's the Faenza icon set that's giving it the Windows swastika.  Every other icon set I've looked at has a cog & pinion for that mime type.

No idea why executable binaries like the Linux kernel are recognized as "DOS/Windows executable".  Anyone?  Anyone?  "Bueller?"

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#5 2012-09-13 12:04:35

From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,747

Re: linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon

Just goes to show you how evil Faenza really is.


#6 2012-09-13 15:37:50

The Singularity
Registered: 2009-07-23
Posts: 2,812

Re: linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon

The correct mime-type of /boot/vmlinuz-* is "application/octet-stream". I also remember Nautilus doing such things on Ubuntu in the past. This might be an upstream problem. Double clicking in thunar opens wine, opening in xdg-open calls exo-open (the thunar mime-type handler). Opening it with mimeo does nothing, as there are no real settings for application/octet-stream on a clean system.

The problem is somewhere in exo-open or in exo's general mime-type configuration. This is, by the way, one of the reasons I uninstalled thunar and all other xfce components: It's not fun using exo outside xfce4.

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#7 2012-09-13 16:15:05

#! CrunchBanger
From: Turkey
Registered: 2012-06-01
Posts: 150

Re: linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon


it is a gnome icon set.


it is a faenza icon set.

That's the difference.It is not very important thing.I just wanted to show you.That's what I mean.

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#8 2012-09-13 16:57:25

From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 2,705

Re: linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon

I think something has changed in exo/Thunar's mime-type/filetype handling with Wheezy. I have a bash script called "install" which on Squeeze is properly recognized as such, but on Wheezy becomes an "install file" or something which needs its own application association.

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