I have Debian etch with xfce4.
Problem is: #1, Icons on desktop all turned into red "X" on portrait while rectangle.
#2, Desktop image does not show. (file exists and not dead, gimp can see it)
#3. Icons on panels, menu and setting manager are all gone, except for screensaver.
#4. Splash screen (Balou) is not working. (simple and mice look ok)
These happened 2 days ago.
Most suspicious thing I did was "aptitude update/upgrade" so I reinstalled following packages
dbus-1-utils desktop-base desktop-file-utils fortune-mod fortunes-min
gamin hal libavcodec0d libdbus-glib-1-2 libexo-0.3-0 libgamin0 libgsm1
libhal-storage1 libhal1 libmodplug0c2 libpostproc0d librecode0 libspeex1
libtag1c2a libtagc0 libtheora0 libthunar-vfs-1-2 libvte-common libvte4
libxine1 libxvmc1 mousepad orage pmount shared-mime-info thunar xbitmaps
xfce4-mixer xfce4-mixer-alsa xfce4-panel xfce4-session xfce4-terminal
xfce4-utils xfdesktop4 xfmedia xfprint4 xterm xfce4
These are the packages which would be removed if I did 'aptitude purge xfce4'.
Still problem exists. Other xfce4 functions seem to be ok.
One thing I do not quite understand is that my other penguin, (Debian etch) which I also aptitude update/upgrade almost same time, is perfectly fine.
What can I do to resolve this? Is there any logs for xfce4?
Any suggestion and input will be appreciated.