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Old 03-11-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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XFCE4 Settings Manager missing an icon


Hi. I installed Debian Squeeze (6) yesterday and noticed on the XFCE4 Setting Manager screen, there is no icon showing next to the Screensaver item. All other icons are present.

Am I missing a file or package perhaps??

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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You can edit ~/.local/share/applications /xscreensaver.desktop and add an icon
(if you don't know how look at the other *desktop files and find one which has got an icon-entry.
If in doubt use the full path to the icon).

You will find the *.desktop files at /usr/share/applications/*.desktop
cp /share/applications/xscreensaver.desktop ~/.local/share/applications

I am not sure how the desktop file of screensaver is called. Look what you got.

Good link:
http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu
 
Old 03-11-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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The missing icon should be in the XFCE4 Settings Manager screen. All of the other icons are shown, except for Screensaver.

There is nothing in ~/.local/share/applications except for an empty file named "defaults.list".
 
Old 03-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
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Which part of that didn't you understand:
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You will find the *.desktop files at /usr/share/applications/*.desktop
cp /share/applications/xscreensaver.desktop ~/.local/share/applications
?
 
Old 03-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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I don't believe Xfce in Debian comes with the native screensavers. Try:

Code:
# apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra
Have fun!
 
Old 03-11-2011, 08:24 PM   #6
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xscreensaver-data and xscreensaver were already installed, the others were not. It also wanted to install additional library files.

The issue is that in the XFCE Settings Manager window, all of the icons (Display, Desktop, Appearance, etc.) are present, except for the icon for Screensaver. The Screensaver entry on the regular Settings menu, has its icon displayed next to it, it is only missing from the XFCE4 Setting Manager window.

Attached is a screengrab of the window showing the Screensaver item without an icon.
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File Type: png xfce4settingsmanager.png (64.9 KB, 16 views)
 
Old 03-11-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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Change your style. Sometimes, the styles do not have all the necessary icons, so it leaves some blank. That theme you're using looks like Gnome Legacy, maybe? Switch to xfce-basic and see what happens.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 08:45 PM   #8
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I already tried changing the themes. The only two that installed were Tango (default) and GNOME. When I changed it to GNOME, the icon was still missing afterwards, plus the GNOME theme also reduced the size of the on-screen fonts, system-wide.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 08:46 PM   #9
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Very strange, Edward. I'm all out of ideas, my friend. Sorry.

GO RAYS! *wink* *wink*
 
Old 03-12-2011, 12:37 PM   #10
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I was provided a link to a bug report relating to the XFCE Screensaver entry, not sure if it's related though.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 01:05 PM   #11
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Can you post the link. I'd like to check that out.
 
Old 03-13-2011, 07:26 AM   #12
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http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5481

I took a look at my Ubuntu installation and in that XFCE Settings Manager window, Screensaver is not listed.
 
Old 03-13-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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Edward,

That bug report is for version 4.6 of Xfce. I believe you're running 4.8. This is what the 4.6 setting manager looks like. You see there is no <--Overview button at the bottom like with yours...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g-mgr_shot.png
 
Old 03-14-2011, 10:41 AM   #14
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Quote:
I believe you're running 4.8
Xfce 4.8 isn't in Sid yet,and the op is running Squeeze(Stable).

Code:
ade@Pc1:~$ apt-cache policy xfce4
xfce4:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4.6.2
  Version table:
     4.6.2 0
        990 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
It's currently in Experimental though:

http://packages.debian.org/experimental/xfce4
 
Old 03-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #15
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About XFCE displays version 4.6.2 on the Info tab.

Is this something that will eventually be updated for Squeeze or would it wait until the next Debian release??
 
  


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