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Weird XFCE icon behavior on new machine

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Weird XFCE icon behavior on new machine

#1 Post by OKie »

I finally bought a modern machine and installed MX21 ahs. It's working surprisingly well.

However, I have a few oddities with XFCE panel:
1) Inappropriate icons are being displayed on the panel for running applications. Running Thunderbird comes up as a gear icon, even though the menu icon is correct. Running Thunar displays a broken icon, but the launcher and menu icons are correct. Is the panel looking for icons in some way that doesn't involve .desktop files?
2) Quite a few of my old .desktop files no longer have the icons in the menu, but they should work. These particular desktop files list a generic icon name that can be found in one or more of the icon themes. For example, PyCrust names an icon with different sizes of .svg file in the Papirus theme, and it used to work. However, the current XFCE can't find these icons unless I specify a full path, which means that changing icon themes no longer works for some things. I suspect there is some sort of fail-over or search path that is missing or not configured correctly. It seems like some of the old desktop files work and some don't.

Thanks for any help...

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[CODE]System:    Kernel: 5.18.0-4mx-amd64 [5.18.16-1~mx21+1] x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.18.0-4mx-amd64 
           root=UUID=<filter> ro quiet splash 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.24 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 vt: 7 
           dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: MX-21.2.1_ahs_x64 Wildflower September 18  2022 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 (MS-7D42) v: 1.0 
           serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.20 date: 02/28/2022 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Alder Lake 
           family: 6 model-id: 97 (151) stepping: 5 microcode: 1F cache: L2: 18 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 79257 
           Speed: 600 MHz min/max: 800/6100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 600 2: 600 3: 600 4: 600 
           5: 600 6: 600 7: 600 8: 600 9: 600 10: 600 11: 600 12: 600 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected 
           Type: retbleed status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 
           mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           chip-ID: 8086:4690 class-ID: 0380 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GK104GL [Quadro K5000] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nouveau 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:11ba class-ID: 0300 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.14 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: 
           loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5760x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1524x286mm (60.0x11.3") 
           s-diag: 1551mm (61") 
           Monitor-1: DVI-I-1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 82 size: 596x335mm (23.5x13.2") 
           diag: 684mm (26.9") 
           Monitor-2: DVI-D-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2") 
           diag: 686mm (27") 
           Monitor-3: DP-3 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2") 
           diag: 686mm (27") 
           OpenGL: renderer: NVE4 v: 4.3 Mesa 22.0.5 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-S HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:7ad0 
           class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0a class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.0-4mx-amd64 running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-S PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel modules: wl 
           port: 7000 bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:7af0 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel 
           port: 4000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:8 chip-ID: 8087:0026 
           class-ID: e001 
           Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: N/A rfk-block: 
           hardware: no software: no address: <filter> 
           Info: acl-mtu: 1021:4 sco-mtu: 96:6 link-policy: rswitch sniff link-mode: slave accept 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.37 TiB used: 487.29 GiB (34.7%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Silicon Power model: SPCC Solid State Disk 
           size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD 
           serial: <filter> rev: 347 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 EVO 1TB size: 931.51 GiB 
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> 
           rev: 2B6Q scheme: MBR 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB 
           size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> 
           scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 899.28 GiB size: 884.09 GiB (98.31%) used: 246.98 GiB (27.9%) 
           fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 15 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 32.23 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
           dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 43.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 1170 
Repos:     Packages: note: see --pkg apt: 7524 lib: 3365 flatpak: 0 
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cuda-debian11-11-8-local.list 
           1: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/cuda-CFB56B08-keyring.gpg] file: ///var/cuda-repo-debian11-11-8-local /
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bullseye-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bullseye main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ bullseye-security main contrib non-free
           3: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bullseye non-free contrib main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb http://mirrors.rit.edu/mxlinux/mx-packages/mx/repo/ bullseye main non-free
           2: deb http://mirrors.rit.edu/mxlinux/mx-packages/mx/repo/ bullseye ahs
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscodium.list 
           1: deb [ signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/vscodium-archive-keyring.gpg ] https://paulcarroty.gitlab.io/vscodium-deb-rpm-repo/debs vscodium main
Info:      Processes: 387 Uptime: 23h 4m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.42 GiB used: 5.8 GiB (37.6%) 
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.96 runlevel: 5 default: 5 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.1 
           alt: 10 clang: 11.0.1-2 Client: shell wrapper v: 5.1.4-release inxi: 3.3.06 
Boot Mode: BIOS (legacy, CSM, MBR)

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Re: Weird XFCE icon behavior on new machine

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle »

are you using an icon theme that is also in your home folder by any chance? maybe under .themes or .local/share/themes?

have you done anything with your icon caches?
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Re: Weird XFCE icon behavior on new machine

#3 Post by OKie »

No. As far as I know, everything is very stock & installed by Synaptic. I did have to copy some individual icons to /usr/share/icons. Those seem to be working fine. The problem is when I use a generic name that should be found in a Icon theme directory structure.
dolphin_oracle wrote: Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:49 pm are you using an icon theme that is also in your home folder by any chance? maybe under .themes or .local/share/themes?

have you done anything with your icon caches?

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