Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88987
All icons in Gnome desktop and Nautilus have become identical, like grey-white sheets of paper.
Last modified: 2009-09-08 15:17:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I log in under Gnome (RH9), all icons on the desktop and in Nautilus look
the same. They all look like a sheet of grey-white paper with a curl in the
upper left hand corner. However, the panel and menu icons are all correct.
If I log in under KDE, I have no icons problems.
This Gnome icon problem didn't exist at installation time. It appeared suddenly
after several days of successful usage of RH9. Also, I have RH9 set up on two
computers and the problem only exists on one of the two computers.
I have tried manually changing the icon for
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-desktop-18.104.22.168-4 (all RH9 components uptodate as of 15-April-2003)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in under Gnome, does not matter if root or regular user.
Actual Results: Gnome comes up OK. All applications work. But the desktop
icons and Nautilus icons all look like grey-white pieces of paper.
Expected Results: Regular standard icons should appear on Gnome/Bluecurve
desktop and in Nautilus.
I have installed "vanilla" RedHat 9 and have applied all updates issued through
Did you change anything in the Theme control panel? if you do change something,
does it affect the problem?
When I run gnome-theme-manager, I get an error dialog box that says:
"The default theme schemas could not be found on. This means that you
probably don't have metacity installed, or that your gconf is configured
ps -efww shows /usr/bin/metacity --sm-client-id=default1
and /usr/libexec/gconfd-2 11.
As root, I killed X and deleted all root user directories ".g*"
and ".metacity". I did rpm -e on metacity, control-center, and firstboot (all
dependencies). Then I did rpm -ivh --force metacity* control-center*
firstboot*. Restarted. No change. Then I did rpm -e --nodeps gnome-icon-theme
gnome-themes followed by rpm -ivh --force --nodeps gnome-icon-theme* gnome-
themes*. No change.
Does it help to log in as a newly-created user?
I think the relevant package to reinstall if you lost these schemas
would be "libgnome", though I don't know how you could have lost them.
Creating a new user and logging on as that user did not help.
Reinstalling libgnome* SOLVED the problem. All icons have been restored
automatically to their correct state. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
All the libgnome packages were installed but somehow they got messed up, I
guess. What I did to mess them up is beyond me. But at least a reinstallation
fixed the problem. Again, thank you!
Guys, this happens in Rawhide too.
I'm seing blank pieces of paper for all non-default icons on the desktop (i.e. file.pdf, file.jpg, file.ods, file.odt)
This might be a bug after all