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With no.Mute 10-25-2009 08:38 PM

Fluxbox + pcmanfm
Hey, i've just recently wanted to change my Linux experience up a bit by changing distros and making my box more lightweight by using Slackware and Fluxbox. With knowing very little about getting my way around both Slackware and Fluxbox i think i've done fairly well. But i've it a bump, i installed PCmanFM and having troubles with the icons. I tried goggling like always, and saw that i had to make a file '~/gtkrc-2.0' which i did and added the line:


I made sure i have that icon set in my '/usr/share/icons'. Now i dont get the error but still dont have any icons in the file manager, what else do i need to do to get the icons working?

aus9 10-26-2009 04:53 AM


well I don't use fluxbox but lxde.

your icons should be editted from /home/yourname/Desktop

eg one of my icons....when opened with an editor reads

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=A fast GTK+ Image Viewer
Exec=mirage %f

But to get icons onto your desktop...all I do is copy the file from ..../usr/share/applications

i92guboj 10-26-2009 05:25 AM

I don't know if it's the same issue, but some people recently have been having problems with gtk icons. It's a recurrent issue that happens once in a while as new gtk versions come out. It might worth a try, check this:

ChrisAbela 10-27-2009 05:48 AM

I maintain the pcmanfm.SlackBuild and I use pcmanfm on Fluxbox.

The ~/.gtkrc.2.0 should contain the following:



nateb 10-27-2009 07:25 AM

You could also use something like LXAppearance to define your gtk and icon themes. I started using it once I had installed some random icon themes once with strange names and couldn't work out the capitalisation et al for the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file.

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