[Thunar-dev] [Thunar-workers] Fallback Icons in Thunar with OpenBox on Gentoo

Stefan Stuhr thunardevlist at sstuhr.dk
Thu May 4 10:00:34 CEST 2006

tor, 04 05 2006 kl. 09:30 +0200, skrev Benedikt Meurer:
> Christopher Harrison wrote:
> > Hi,
> Hey Christopher,
> The thunar-workers mailinglist is only for change notifications from the
> Wiki. Please use the thunar-dev mailinglist for questions.
> > I'm having a problem with Thunar running under OpenBox - so much so that
> > I'm beginning to wish I installed XFCE from the start! Anyway, I digress
> > - I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I can't find a
> > solution to my problem and it's rather irritating.
> > Basically Thunar is assigning the fallback icon to every item (files,
> > directories, etc.). Now, I saw in your Wiki FAQ that this is usually
> > down to one of two things: no XSETTINGS manager or bad icons. When I
> > emerged Thunar, it included xfce-mcs-manager as one of its dependencies
> > (IIRC); however, running this when starting X doesn't have any effect.
> > So, I'm left with the bad icon theory... The problem with this is that
> > OpenBox doesn't include anything to change the icon theme because, well,
> > it's just a menu! I did try emerging the XFCE icon theme - it didn't
> > work - I would assume that this isn't enough and it somehow needs to be
> > "assigned" in some configuration file. How does one do this? (Sorry: I
> > realise this isn't a Thunar issue, per sé.) I don't want to emerge XFCE
> > or Gnome just for an icon theme chooser.
> > 
> > If this isn't the reason; are there any further suggestions?
> Install xfce-mcs-plugins, then run xfce-mcs-manager on startup. Use
> xfce-settings-show ui to open the "User interface" settings and select
> an icon theme (default is hicolor, which does not contain any mime
> icons, thats why you see the fallback icon).

Alternatively, you can add the following line to ~/.gtkrc-2.0 :
gtk-icon-theme-name = "Tango"

Replace "Tango" with the name of a valid icon theme with mime icons (if
you don't want to use Tango, or doesn't have it installed).

> > Many thanks :)
> > Christopher Harrison
> Benedikt


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