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Thunar not showing thumbnails

#1 Post by amgpuma » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Hi there,
I installed MX Linux 17.1 on an old imac itel 7.1 everything works fine out of the box, had no issues at all with hardware integration, memmory consumption is fair, at iddle <10% of my 4gb RAM which is good. after installation I tweaked and customized the desktop by adding some window themes & icons themes as well as adding & removing some software, everything was still fine. The only remarkable issue came up when trying to to launch GIMP, sounded like for the newest version 2.10.2 there were an old libbal version installed instead of the necessary for that version. Sort out the problem by installing the updated .deb . GIMP launched sharp aftre that. Once it was clear I wanted to use this OS I move in some backed up folders and thats where the problem with thumbnails (non) shown pops up.
I switch to ALWAYS at Thunar prepferences, installed some "missing" libraries goodies and re-installed all tumbler and or any thumbnails related packages but the proble still there, unable to see any thumbnail for either audio, video or image. I just managed to somehow being able to see thumbnails in root mode but that's all. I'm not a linux newbie, hav been using debian based distros for about almost 10 years now but I'm desperate with this story. I really appreciate if you can assit me as I wanted to keep MX Linux as my primary and sole desktop.

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Re: Thunar not showing thumbnails

#2 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:39 pm

I have adjusted your topic title, please don't shout :)
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Re: Thunar not showing thumbnails

#3 Post by fehlix » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:48 pm

amgpuma wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:31 pm
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I installed MX Linux 17.1 on an old imac itel 7.1 everything works fine
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Well, I've just re-checked on a fresh live system MX17.1-may, updated and installed gimp latest from mx test repo. Kept Thunar to show only local preview/thumnails.
Copied some folders with some jpg's over... and Thunar shows all thunbnails.
All generated thumbails-png's have been generated by tumblerd as it should be
with the thumnails-folder ~/.thumbnails/normal/.
So I assume the gimp from test-repo is not the cause of your issue,
you might review your manual tweaking of adding/remove packages.
You might checking tumbler is running.
Alternatively just start from a liveUSB, to check/redo your latest changes.
I did not got something like you indicated with this one,
"there were an old libbal version installed instead of the necessary for that version"
This rather tells me you have installed from different repos, which
might have prepared your installed MX17 system for a fresh new install.
--fehlix

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Re: Thunar not showing thumbnails

#4 Post by chrispop99 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:40 am

If you can see thumbnails when you are root, then the problem might be with a configuration file in your home directory.

To confirm, perhaps use MX User Manager to create a temporary new user, and see if thumbnails are visible when using the new account.

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Re: Thunar not showing thumbnails

#5 Post by fehlix » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:55 am

amgpuma wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:31 pm
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The only remarkable issue came up when trying to to launch GIMP, sounded like for the newest version 2.10.2 there were an old libbal version installed instead of the necessary for that version.
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Something similar was just reported here:
MX 17 Repository: The GIMP Thread

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