Rescue from Clearlook "upgrade"

  • donnlinux
Posted: Mon, 06/08/2009 - 23:57
I've had my 64Studio running pretty smoothly on my AMD64 computer, using it for recording (Ardour) and electronics engineering (kicad), experimenting with radio automation (Rivendell). One of the last things I have wanted to test is accounting software. In attempting to install the latest version of xTuple for linux, I was getting the following error message: "./xTuple-3.2.2-linux-installer.bin /usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:42: error: unexpected character `@', expected string constant (main.tcl:14659): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file '/ etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders': No such file or directory (main.tcl:14659): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file '/ etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders': No such file or directory Segmentation fault" I confirmed that there was a file called "gdk-pixbuf.loaders" at the location the installer seemed to be looking at. Although it originally was named with .32 after it, I used gedit to make another copy in that folder, keeping the original as well. This seemed to cure problems except for the first one, dealing with Clearlooks. I went to the Clearlooks site and downloaded their latest version for linux and installed it. I now have no proper icons for programs on my launcher, and although I was able to reinstall the spashscreen for 64Studio, I don't seem able to get back the desktop image that I had before, nor the icons for things including the popup menu to select programs to run. When I reboot, following the spash screen I get error messages regarding the system not being able to load images, and then the login is forced to use a generic theme. Many error messages are displayed once I get to the desktop. Although it doesn't seem to affect individual applications from running, it is quite disconcerting. Would anyone know what I need to reinstall to get my icons back for 64Studio? There is also an error message to do with network services, although I am able to connect to my own network and then from there to web sites such as this one. Any advice would be welcomed, appreciated! Thanks, Donn