4.6 - Icons again - scaling issues ??

Paul Griffith paulg at cse.yorku.ca
Thu Jun 18 15:40:06 CEST 2009


I have just built Xfce 4.6.1 from source and I am running into one nagging  
issue with icons. I am aware that Xfce v4.6  doesn't ship with any default  
icon theme and you have to install Tango, GNOME or the Industrial icon  
theme. I have done those things, but I have a few issue and I believe they  
are all interconnected.

1 - Thunar -If I view any part of a file system in icon view, I get  
generic icons (for most but not all the file types). When I switch to  
compact list icon see the correct icons for all file types.

2 - Desktop Settings - If I set the icon size larger than 32 I get generic  
icons, any size under 32 works fine but  as soon as the size is 33 or  
larger it switches to the generic icon.

3 - Xfce Settings Manager - Again some icons are missing!

If I switch the icon theme, I get the same results.

So what is the problem? I can only think of a underlying issue with a  
graphic library. I was able to view the svg files from the icon directory  
with rsvg-view, gimp and display.

Here is the strange thing if I view the same .svg files with ristretto I  
get a nothing, it is just blank!

Any clues or hints? I am off to use strace to see what calls ristretto is  
making to display the .svg files.

I am build Xfce 4.6.1 on CentOS 4.6

Thank You

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