4.6 - Icons again - scaling issues ??

Paul Griffith paulg at cse.yorku.ca
Thu Jun 18 17:16:16 CEST 2009

On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:40:06 -0400, Paul Griffith <paulg at cse.yorku.ca>  

> Greetings,
> 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

More followup:

Running strace on ristretto output the following:

Unrecognized image file format.

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