Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213220
Broken Evolution Icons
Last modified: 2008-03-11 22:44:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Evolution doesn't show icons of menu and message items when using KDE. AFAIK I
have all packages that it needs (see below) and set the icons to use the Default
GNOME theme, but it doesn't help neither. This bug was present on FC5, hoped
that it would be resolved in this version.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Evolution.
2. Many icons are missing
Icons were present
Did a fresh install of Core 6, and all icons in evo was missing.
I applied the known work-around of installing gnome-settings-daemon and copying
it to ~/.kde/Autostart
Seams as if a minimum gnome install is needed even if kde only installation is
selected during install.
Note: I just switched from SuSE with did exactly that.
I have the same problem after upgrading from FC5 via. yum, I'm using GNOME as
my default desktop and appear to have the right gnome-settings-daemon
% rpm -qf /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon
...and it is running. One somewhat strange thing is that I do have icons in the
menubar, and have an icon for the "new" toolbar button but all other toolbar
buttons are blank.
Could you please post a screenshot or two showing the missing icons?
That would be most helpful.
Created attachment 141008 [details]
Main evolution wuindow, only New icon.
This is the main evolution window.
Created attachment 141009 [details]
Evolution edit menu showing icons in menus
This is the edit menu, note that the icon for delete is visible even though
the mark for deletion toolbar icon isn't there.
Created attachment 141010 [details]
Main evolution window, with no icons
Sorry, this is the main evolution window. The first upload was the mail
Created attachment 141130 [details]
Screenshots of evolution with and without gnome-settings-daemon running
Seams your problem is slightly different than mine.
Is this two different problems?
One screenshot is taken while the work-around of placing gnome-setting-daemon
in ~/.kde/Autorun is active. The other where the workaround is removed (well I
stopped the daemon).
Resolved this issue with the workaround, thanks
My problem persists with: evolution(0:188.8.131.52-2.fc6).i386
An strace shows it opening
/usr/share/icons/gnome/24x24/stock/navigation/stock_previous.png ... and that
file exists, and contains data. But there is still no buttons in the toolbar
(apart from new).
Well I'm still experiencing it on Fedora 7 i386 -- although x86_64 seems to
% rpm -q hicolor-icon-theme
% rpm -q gnome-icon-theme
% ps axuw | egrep '[g]nome-settings-dae'
james 3242 0.0 0.0 298612 3320 ? Sl Jul06 1:08
I learned recently that KDE does not look at "stock" icons.
To solve this, I think icon-naming-utils would need to set up appropriate
KDE-compatible symlinks for these stock icons.
But first, how's it looking in Fedora 8? Evolution has been transitioning to
standard icon names  and I think most of them should be fixed now.
Note that I'm not using KDE, I have a GNOME desktop with session etc. ...
pretty much default, I think.
I've moved to evolution.x86_64 only ... as evolution seems 64bit cleanER now.
So it has icons in the main window now (last I tried in Fed-8 i386 it didn't
have them, but that was an update or two ago).
When I click "reply" it randomly doesn't have icons in the sending window ...
it's not all the time, and I don't think it happens when I do "new" (indeed it
seems to happen more often when I do reply to sender instead of reply to all).
But I don't need to reboot or anything, it'll just come back the next time I hit
Moving to Fedora 8.
Created attachment 296984 [details]
No icons in Fedora 8
Running Fedora 8, and still no icons
This happened to me only once or twice, no idea why, I just closed Evolution (I
have it running in the session start), and then run it again from the console.
Icons were back. For me it could be some timing issue when the required software
runs a bit slower than Evolution, but that's just a guess.
(With running from console I meant evolution --force-shutdown && evolution)
This is persistent for me in F8. I have to run gnome-settings-daemon in
~/.kde/AutoRun to get the icons back (just is in Fedora 6 and Fedora 7)
I'm on x86_64
Original issue a was one of the FAQs from Evolution users , so closing as
NOTABUG. Others have piled on other icon-related issues. Please open separate
bug reports for these.