LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
gillsman
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: UK
Distribution: Mint 18.3
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 35
A problem has been detected with your thumb nails


Hi,
I keep getting the above message every time I try to move pictures from one folder to another, it's only happened since I upgraded from Mint 17.3 to 18.1.

I have done a search for answers but found nothing much to help.

It's not a major problem as it is accompanied by a "Fix Now" button after which time it goes away but it will come back next time & I would like to know why it happens & preferably how to solve it.

I have the Cinnamon desktop.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-08-2017, 08:22 AM   #2
pan64
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2012
Location: Hungary
Distribution: debian/ubuntu/suse ...
Posts: 13,603

Rep: Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361Reputation: 4361
I do not really know, just guess: your thumbnail gallery was created with the old version and is not compatible with the new one. You may need to remove that and regenerate it again.
 
Old 03-08-2017, 09:43 AM   #3
gillsman
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: UK
Distribution: Mint 18.3
Posts: 192

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 35
Thanks for the reply but this was a fresh install.
My title wasn't quite accurate, it should have said "A problem has been detected with your thumbnail cache"
but I guess you knew what I meant.
 
Old 03-08-2017, 12:09 PM   #4
hydrurga
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Pictland
Distribution: Linux Mint 19.1 MATE
Posts: 8,018
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872
Quote:
Originally Posted by gillsman View Post
Thanks for the reply but this was a fresh install.
My title wasn't quite accurate, it should have said "A problem has been detected with your thumbnail cache"
but I guess you knew what I meant.
Was it a fresh install with a completely new /home folder, or did you copy the old one over?
 
Old 03-08-2017, 02:16 PM   #5
gillsman
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: UK
Distribution: Mint 18.3
Posts: 192

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 35
Hi,
No I didn't copy anything, it was a totally clean install.

Thanks............

Last edited by gillsman; 03-08-2017 at 02:31 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2017, 06:08 AM   #6
hydrurga
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Pictland
Distribution: Linux Mint 19.1 MATE
Posts: 8,018
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872
Have you tried working your way through this, or searched for any other solutions on the internet?

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=230008

Trying to change your theme might work. Have you downloaded any custom themes?
 
Old 03-09-2017, 06:59 AM   #7
gillsman
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: UK
Distribution: Mint 18.3
Posts: 192

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 35
Hi hydrurga, thanks for the reply.

Ive read the link & Ive deleted the contents of the thumbnail folder & allowed it to recreate itself after rebooting, so far the issue has not re surfaced but I'll wait a while before marking it solved.

I have downloaded custom themes but if the above is successful I will keep them.

Thanks again, I'll keep you posted.
 
Old 03-09-2017, 07:58 AM   #8
hydrurga
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Pictland
Distribution: Linux Mint 19.1 MATE
Posts: 8,018
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872Reputation: 2872
Quote:
Originally Posted by gillsman View Post
Hi hydrurga, thanks for the reply.

Ive read the link & Ive deleted the contents of the thumbnail folder & allowed it to recreate itself after rebooting, so far the issue has not re surfaced but I'll wait a while before marking it solved.

I have downloaded custom themes but if the above is successful I will keep them.

Thanks again, I'll keep you posted.
Thanks gillsman. Hope it works.
 
Old 03-09-2017, 10:41 AM   #9
gillsman
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: UK
Distribution: Mint 18.3
Posts: 192

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 35
Completely successful.

Thanks hydrurga.......
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Al Jazeera reporter nails it.. Dogs General 34 05-13-2010 05:37 PM
Mouse thumb button problem Black_Knight Linux - Hardware 2 04-10-2006 04:56 PM
USB thumb drive detected by usb but not by scsi ashlock Linux - Hardware 6 06-02-2005 03:58 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration