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Old 10-25-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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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:

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gtk-icon-theme-name="tango"
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?
 
Old 10-26-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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hi

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]
Name=Mirage
Comment=A fast GTK+ Image Viewer
Exec=mirage %f
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=mirage
Categories=GTK;Graphics;2DGraphics;Viewer;
MimeType=image/bmp;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/jpg;image/pjpeg;image/png;image/tiff;image/x-bmp;image/x-pcx;image/x-png;image/x-portable-anymap;image/x-portable-bitmap;image/x-portable-graymap;image/x-portable-pixmap;image/x-sun-raster;image/x-tga;image/x-xbitmap;image/x-xpixmap;image/svg+xml;


But to get icons onto your desktop...all I do is copy the file from ..../usr/share/applications
 
Old 10-26-2009, 05:25 AM   #3
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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:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ighlight-.html
 
Old 10-27-2009, 05:48 AM   #4
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I maintain the pcmanfm.SlackBuild and I use pcmanfm on Fluxbox.

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

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gtk-icon-theme-name="Tango"

Last edited by ChrisAbela; 10-27-2009 at 05:52 AM.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 07:25 AM   #5
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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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