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#1 2005-12-08 00:31:44

eyolf
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Can't view jpegs anymore [solved]

In the process of switching from Mepis to Arch, I've now come to the image viewers. Gwenview is my favorite, but when I installed it here, I really can't use it, because it won't display any jpeg images. I tried some of the other viewers, and it turns out that I can open them in Gimp and KView, but neither in Gwenview, Kuickshow, Showimg, or KIconedit. Even if I specify a JPEG filter for the browser, no files are shown. Not either in the preview pane in Krusader does it show up.
What is wrong? Is it some conflict which the installation didn't catch? i'm using KDE3.5 - could that be it? I'm not sure if it happened before or after I installed kde3.5, since I haven't really started looking at the picture side until today.

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#2 2005-12-08 02:45:24

Snowman
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From: Montreal, Canada
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Re: Can't view jpegs anymore [solved]

Gwenview and  Kuickshow can open jpg without any problem. Try running them from the konsole to see if it will print any error messages. Is your system up-to-date (pacman -Syu)? I'm not running KDE but my system is up-to-date (including KDE 3.5 packages).

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#3 2005-12-08 12:29:33

eyolf
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Re: Can't view jpegs anymore [solved]

the system is up to date. It's not a problem with the system as such, since I can log in as a different user and the programs run fine. I think it's something to do with the kde cache or something, but that's territory into which I haven't yet ventured...
I actually managed to run gwenview from console this morning

% gwenview picture.jpg

And there was a long list of warnings, which I thought I had copied before I closed down the terminal, but I hadn't so I can't reproduce it here. But the jpeg was shown. When I closed it down and tried again, it was once more without luck.
If I run showimg the same way, I get this:

showimg: WARNING: Pixmap not found for mimetype application/x-crossover-jpg
showimg: WARNING: Pixmap not found for mimetype application/x-crossover-jpg

and no jpg displayed. I have just installed crossover - perhaps I should try to remove it again...
What seems strange is that KView works fine. I would have thought it had to do with kde-related apps, but then KView ought not to work either?

I don't really know what kbuildsycoca is/does, but it seems to be involved in the error/warnings? In generall, whenever there is a problem with xfce, it is always related to kde functions somehow. hm. Can I remove the /var/tmp/kdecache-<user> folder and let it rebuild on the next run?

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#4 2005-12-08 13:23:15

arooaroo
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Re: Can't view jpegs anymore [solved]

eyolf wrote:

the system is up to date. It's not a problem with the system as such, since I can log in as a different user and the programs run fine. I think it's something to do with the kde cache or something, but that's territory into which I haven't yet ventured...

Tpowa often advises that users remove ~/.kde after a major update to KDE. Given that jpegs display fine for other users, then it must surely be a user prefs issue.

Backup your ~/.kde and then remove. See what happens.

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#5 2005-12-08 15:17:30

eyolf
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Re: Can't view jpegs anymore [solved]

Thanks. That worked. Now it works as it was supposed to again. I wonder if any of the other problems I've had stem from the same fact that I didn't remove ~/.kde when I upgraded to 3.5.
A followup question of a more general character: now I moved the .kde folder, started kde, and moved the kmail and krusader folders back into the new ,kde folder. I also moved some rc files, and it seems to have worked ok - nothing broken so far.
But is there a simpler way - a smaller batch of files to remove? Now, I saved most of my settings, but I still had to redo some of them. No big deal, but it would have been easier if I could just have removed some kbuildsycoca stuff and the cache folders...

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#6 2006-01-10 03:06:51

hotsauce
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Registered: 2005-12-28
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Re: Can't view jpegs anymore [solved]

For the record, if anyone is looking to fix this. The problem (I had the same) is caused by a conflict caused by the installation of crossover office.

The fix:
KDE Control Center  -->  KDE Components --> File Association  --> application

Remove "x-crossover-jpg "

Fixed my problem at least. Just thought I'd write it down here as I searched the forum for this problem and found this thread...

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#7 2006-01-10 17:34:21

rdoggsv
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Re: Can't view jpegs anymore [solved]

thanx man i appreciate your solution to this problem as it was giving me a real pain.

i removed teh x over office thing everything is working fine again.

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