New Gentoo install - why does main menu not have icons?

Mark Knecht markknecht at
Tue Mar 2 05:35:22 CET 2010

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 7:55 PM, David Mohr <squisher at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at> wrote:
>> I've just done a complete Gentoo install from scratch. The machine is
>> up and running (I'm using it now) and XFCE looks good so far but one
>> thing I notice is that the main XFCE menu on the bottom left doesn't
>> have any icons associated with about 1/2 of the items. (Specifically
>> Settings, accessories, Development, Multimedia and System)
>> Is there some package the Gentoo devs have made optional that might
>> fill all that in?
>> I've not seen this on my other machines which also have either Gnome,
>> KDE or both. This machine has neither and shows the problem.
> Have you installed an icon theme like tango?
> ~David

No. Didn't even know it was there or associated with XFCE.

So, is it expected that themes must be installed to fill out the menu
icons properly?


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