xfce 3 stopped displaying JPG as backdrop after OS upgrading to FC3

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Thu Oct 27 11:07:14 CEST 2005

Michal Szymanski schreef:
> Hi,
> I have upgraded a bunch of machines from RH7.2 to FC3, installed the
> same binary xfce-3.8.18-1 rpm and found, to a great surprise, that XFCE
> now does not support JPG backdrop files (message: error in file format).
> I have even recompiled the package from source RPM but this did not help.
> It seems very strange to me, the JPG images that I tried are perfectly
> OK (actually they are a part of XFCE package, e.g.:
>   /usr/share/xfce/backdrops/A-Little-Exercise.jpg
> I can display them with any of 'display', 'xv' etc. 
> JPG images as the backdrop were working fine in the RH7.2 system, they also
> make no problem in XFCE ver. 4. It is just that some folks here are
> quite used to ver 3. Sure, they can convert the images to PNG or XPM but
> I am very curious why JPEG stopped working.
> Any ideas?

Images are not handled by gdk-pixbuf. IIRC for gtk1 this is a separate 
package. You probably have to install a jpg loader or recompile 
gdk-pixbuf with jpg support.


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