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Old 09-10-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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Crappy Desktop icon issue


I have xfce in slackware-13.1 - Very nice and all that except the standard icons are identical and crap (Home, Filesystem, Trash).

Does anyone know where these are specified so that I can go at them? There isn't a 'change icon' menu option for them?
 
Old 09-11-2010, 03:56 AM   #2
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The xfce wiki might be helpful.
 
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:01 AM   #3
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The xfce wiki might be helpful.
Wikis I always thought of as a good way to lose two hours :-/.
Thanks for the appropriate bookmark!
 
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Actually, it was as simple as clicking on

Little dog / Settings / Appearance / Icons

and choosing a different theme :-o.
 
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Little dog / Settings / Appearance / Icons
That "little dog" is actually a mouse
 
Old 09-13-2010, 02:30 AM   #6
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Yeah, but it looks more like a dog :-)
 
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Xfce icons
 
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:16 AM   #8
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Thanks for that. That's what I love in a link - direct, & to the point.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #9
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AARGH!

In a mess now. I clicked on one of those theme choices which was evidently has an issue, and X crashed out. Now, X tries to load that theme, and crashes out any time I try and start it :-((. I feel like the user 'who doesn't know what to do when he has pressed a button that broke the whole computer' :-/.

Any ideas?
 
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Without X, delete ~/.config/xfce4. That will delete ALL Xfce-related settings.
 
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Thanks. I had moved that directory. So it's snakes & ladders with the window manager config, and I've just hit a snake :-/.
 
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I was forced to figure out that trick when I hit an Xfwm theme that crashed X
 
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I got going, but life is not the same.

X has apparently lost the ability to read pngs. And of course, _everything_ in xfce is png.

So I took another ~/.config directory from another xfce install (I have a 64 & 32 bit box similarly set up) and put that in place. I still can't read png. Gimp can't read pngs, although firefox can. I have libpng* coming out of my ears - libpng12*, libpng14*, & libpng.so.3.43.0
all in /usr/lib64
 
Old 09-17-2010, 11:47 AM   #14
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Hmmmph!

Airing my incompetence. an fsck fixed this. I seem to be reading pngs fine now.
Allow me to unsay my last post - if only it was that easy.
 
  


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