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How do I debug missing icons in GNOME3?

asked 2013-04-07 17:36:46 -0500

alexlan gravatar image

updated 2013-07-13 01:36:37 -0500

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I upgraded from Fedora 16 to Fedora 18, but many standard icons are missing the dialogs (see attached image). How can I debug this? I tried running (as root) the following to reconstruct the icon cache, but no luck:

 # gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/gnome
 # gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor

Missing icons in GNOME3 system settings dialog

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I just used FedUp to upgrade to F19 from F18 and icons are back. This doesn't reveal the underlying issue, but at least it solved it for me.

alexlan gravatar imagealexlan ( 2013-07-27 00:07:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-15 06:04:22 -0500

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updated 2014-01-15 06:06:52 -0500

I hit the same problem when I upgraded from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18 recently (via fedup).

I'm not sure which of the two (or both) fixed the problem, but I did:

sudo yum reinstall librsvg2
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache

and then restarted the GNOME Shell (via Ctrl-F2 and entering r) and the appropriate programs (e.g. nautilus).

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answered 2013-04-07 23:29:45 -0500

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Please follow the steps described here and clean up your system. See if that fixes it:

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thanks, will try, but looks a bit out of date (e.g. it mentions Fedora 16 common bugs, not Fedora 18) and doesn't mention FedUp at all (which is the only supported way to update from F17->F18, DVD doesn't work any more for updates)

alexlan gravatar imagealexlan ( 2013-04-08 02:31:49 -0500 )edit

I tried all the steps in the link mentioned above and fixed/resolved many other unrelated minor issues with orphaned packages etc., but I wasn't able to fix this one. I created a fresh new user to make sure it wasn't a specific configuration issue in my home directory, but I got the same problem, so it seems to be either a package issue, or some global configuration, but all packages seem fine and I couldn't find a package config file that seemed relevant

alexlan gravatar imagealexlan ( 2013-04-10 22:59:25 -0500 )edit

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