[ubuntu-studio-users] [solved] Ubuntu Studio 16.04 XFCE all icons missing

Ross Gammon rosco at ubuntustudio.org
Thu Sep 21 15:33:07 UTC 2017

Hi David,

On 09/20/2017 05:24 PM, David King wrote:
>> This likely means that your installation is broken.
>> Try running the command
>>    gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders >
>> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache
>> to make things work again for the time being.
> I noticed the above lines, and decided to restore a loaders.cache file
> from a backup, and it worked. Now I can boot into Ubuntu Studio with all
> icons and wallpaper restored.
> But I still have no idea why that loaders.cache file disappeared.
> David

You probably don't care now that you got it working, but unless you have
been careless with a sudo command, that file can normally only be
removed by the package that installed it.

$ apt-file search

This would tell you which package owns the file. It was probably an
update to that package which caused it. But actually you can see it is
the gdk-pixbuf-2.0 package from the path name.

Maybe this package was updated? But then I would have to dig deeper to
see what maintainer scripts might be run to update/add/delete that cache
file when something is updated.

Anyway - you fixed it!



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