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missing piece for evince?
On one of my machines, evince can open (most) pdf files without any
trouble. On two others, it says "Unable to open docuemnt: Unhandled
MIME type "text/plain". It does the same if I select the document via
the File menu. However -- and this is where it gets weird -- if I
select File|Open, the offending document is pre-selected and opens
I assume I'm missing some file mapping extensions to filetypes. I have
no idea which, and ktrace wasn't particularly helpful. I have no idea
why, after the initial failure, it was able to ascertain the type
correctly. I also have no idea why it works properly on one machine
but not on others. (Note that none of the three run Gnome.) The
working machine is amd64-current; the other two are i386-current.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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