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Author Topic: [solved] bizarre behaviour in my computer  (Read 541 times)
MarkGrieveson
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« on: July 22, 2012, 06:59:22 pm »

Hello.  I find that I'm getting some really strange behaviour in my computer, and I haven't clue what it means.  It started in just the past hour.

Thunar seemed to lose all its file associations, and was opening everything with geany, the text editor.  Geeqie, my photo viewer, doesn't recognize photo files anymore.  Some of the icons on Cairo have changed to a question-mark.  Gslapt doesn't show the little boxes beside the name of the packages that indicate whether the package is installed or not.  

When I rebooted, I was given the following messages:
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There was an error loading the theme VL-Cipsed

Couldn't recognize the image file format for file '/usr/share/gdm/themes/VL-Clipsed/gnu-linux.png

Then, in the next screen, I was told:
Code:
There was an error loading the theme, and the default theme could not be loaded.  Attempting to start the standard greeter.

The standard greeter did work, and so I'm in.  But, as I said, there are just some things wrong, many of which seem to centre on image files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

[later edit]
I'm attaching a screenshot that hopefully will illustrate what I'm saying.  Note how some of the desktop icons are simply the text "abc" icon (this is true in Thunar as well), and note how the desktop background is blank.  Also see that some, though not all, Cairo icons are now question marks, and see how the status field in Gslapt is blank.  Also note that the Menu icon is missing.

So, some icons are missing, whereas some are not.  
« Last Edit: July 22, 2012, 08:04:32 pm by MarkGrieveson » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 07:25:27 pm »

do you remember what you did before this problem happen?
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MarkGrieveson
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 08:04:02 pm »

I did fix this (hopefully for good) by reinstalling libpng (and for good measure I reinstalled various other image libraries.)  Everything is working fine now.  So, I'll mark it solved (though I'm still not sure why it happened -- and thus I'm a little concerned it could happen again.)

If you're still curious, here's the description of what I was doing when this started to happen:

I was on the Internet, applying for jobs.  I was using OpenOffice.org to make a resume and cover letter.  I used xsane to scan my signature, and then gimp to select it and scale to selection, and then export it to png.  Then I took this and resized it in OOo, and placed it in my cover letter, which I exported to pdf.  While doing this I read on this forum that someone wanted to install glom, but couldn't because it required stuff that was too new.  I installed an older version of glom that I found at slackfind to test, but couldn't run it so I got rid of it.  I kept emailing the cover letter and resume with claws mail, while making slight changes to it each time.  I then noticed some of the changes that I described.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 08:18:38 pm »

check /var/log/pkgtools...
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MarkGrieveson
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 09:39:03 pm »

check /var/log/pkgtools...

Here's everything from today.  It's as I described.  I installed an older glom, then later when I was having issues with the image files, I reinstalled a bunch of image file libraries and related packages.

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2012-07-22 20:26:41 Installed new: glom-1.8.7-i486-1as.tgz
2012-07-22 20:29:37 Removed: glom-1.8.7-i486-1as
2012-07-22 23:54:55 Removed: libpng-1.4.8-i586-2vl70-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:54:40
2012-07-22 23:54:57 Upgraded: libpng-1.4.8-i586-2vl70 to libpng-1.4.8-i586-2vl70.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:11 Removed: libjpeg-8a-i586-1vl70-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:09
2012-07-22 23:58:11 Upgraded: libjpeg-8a-i586-1vl70 to libjpeg-8a-i586-1vl70.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:15 Removed: libwmf-0.2.8.4-i486-5-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:12
2012-07-22 23:58:15 Upgraded: libwmf-0.2.8.4-i486-5 to libwmf-0.2.8.4-i486-5.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:19 Removed: mjpegtools-1.9.0-i586-1vl70-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:16
2012-07-22 23:58:20 Upgraded: mjpegtools-1.9.0-i586-1vl70 to mjpegtools-1.9.0-i586-1vl70.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:23 Removed: openjpeg-1.3-i586-2vl70-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:20
2012-07-22 23:58:23 Upgraded: openjpeg-1.3-i586-2vl70 to openjpeg-1.3-i586-2vl70.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:27 Removed: libexif-0.6.20-i486-1-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:24
2012-07-22 23:58:27 Upgraded: libexif-0.6.20-i486-1 to libexif-0.6.20-i486-1.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:31 Removed: jasper-1.900.1-i486-3-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:28
2012-07-22 23:58:31 Upgraded: jasper-1.900.1-i486-3 to jasper-1.900.1-i486-3.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:35 Removed: bootsplash-3.2.9-i586-1vl70-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:31
2012-07-22 23:58:35 Upgraded: bootsplash-3.2.9-i586-1vl70 to bootsplash-3.2.9-i586-1vl70.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:39 Removed: gd-2.0.35-i486-4-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:35
2012-07-22 23:58:39 Upgraded: gd-2.0.35-i486-4 to gd-2.0.35-i486-4.txz
2012-07-22 23:58:43 Removed: libquicktime-1.2.3-i586-3vl70-upgraded-2012-07-22,23:58:40
2012-07-22 23:58:43 Upgraded: libquicktime-1.2.3-i586-3vl70 to libquicktime-1.2.3-i586-3vl70.txz
2012-07-23 00:01:06 Removed: libtiff-3.9.4-i486-2-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:01:03
2012-07-23 00:01:06 Upgraded: libtiff-3.9.4-i486-2 to libtiff-3.9.4-i486-2.txz
2012-07-23 00:02:33 Removed: librsvg-2.32.0-i486-1-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:02:30
2012-07-23 00:02:33 Upgraded: librsvg-2.32.0-i486-1 to librsvg-2.32.0-i486-1.txz
2012-07-23 00:02:37 Removed: libwmf-0.2.8.4-i486-5-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:02:33
2012-07-23 00:02:37 Upgraded: libwmf-0.2.8.4-i486-5 to libwmf-0.2.8.4-i486-5.txz
2012-07-23 00:02:41 Removed: svgalib-1.9.25-i486-2-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:02:37
2012-07-23 00:02:41 Upgraded: svgalib-1.9.25-i486-2 to svgalib-1.9.25-i486-2.txz
2012-07-23 00:05:28 Removed: hicolor-icon-theme-0.12-noarch-1-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:05:25
2012-07-23 00:05:29 Upgraded: hicolor-icon-theme-0.12-noarch-1 to hicolor-icon-theme-0.12-noarch-1.txz
2012-07-23 00:05:32 Removed: icon-naming-utils-0.8.90-i486-2-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:05:29
2012-07-23 00:05:32 Upgraded: icon-naming-utils-0.8.90-i486-2 to icon-naming-utils-0.8.90-i486-2.txz
2012-07-23 00:06:03 Removed: oxygen-icons-4.8.3-noarch-1vl70-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:05:43
2012-07-23 00:06:26 Upgraded: oxygen-icons-4.8.3-noarch-1vl70 to oxygen-icons-4.8.3-noarch-1vl70.txz
2012-07-23 00:06:59 Removed: tango-icon-theme-0.8.90-noarch-1-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:06:27
2012-07-23 00:07:00 Upgraded: tango-icon-theme-0.8.90-noarch-1 to tango-icon-theme-0.8.90-noarch-1.txz
2012-07-23 00:08:06 Removed: ico-1.0.3-i586-3vl70-upgraded-2012-07-23,00:08:03
2012-07-23 00:08:06 Upgraded: ico-1.0.3-i586-3vl70 to ico-1.0.3-i586-3vl70.txz
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