Re: Need help - icons for shapes missing

Hi Mike and Andrey...

Reply posted at bottom.

Michael Ross wrote:
Andre's suggestion is good, there can be incompatibilities reading the
image files themselves, if your system is predisposed somehow to use a
wrong version of GTK?  Something like that.

If you can eliminate that as a source of trouble it would be good.  If
the locations are truly correct then, someone smarter than me will have
to lend a hand.

FWIW, most people don't have this trouble.  It is not a regular topic
for discussion.  So there is some likelihood it is related to
your particular installation.


On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 1:39 AM, Don <don886 noark net
<mailto:don886 noark net>> wrote:

    Thanks for quick reply!  Yes, I'm aware of the red X and what it means,
    but read this:

            I looked in /usr/share/dia/shapes/____Flowchart/ and found a

            of the various shapes, including "display.png" and
              In other words, both the .png and .shape files are there
        for all
            the shapes.

    This shows they are there ... should they be in some other place?  It
    appears that the program is looking for them at the place they are, just
    that it cannot recognize/process the .png file.  Note: other .png files
    on my computer do show up, but not those in the dia program.


Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Don!
> Can you actually open these .png images?
> Andrey Repin (anrdaemon freemail ru) 22.02.2012,<11:45>


Yes, I can open the .png images with at least the following programs:
Dolphin, Gwenview, Iceape Navigator, Iceweasel, Krita, GIMP, Okular.

HOWEVER, when trying to open in Inkscape, I get a failure message similar to the one I get in dia.


I agree that it is my installation that is at fault. Later today, I'll try installing dia on another computer here running essentially the same OS. I'm betting it will install and operate OK.

It could be I removed some file in ignorance or an unlikely case where I have a corrupted file. Or a remote possibility that the Debian (Wheezy) package has a bug. Thanks for your efforts to help.

TO OTHERS who may be reading this:

I still need help on this. I'm hoping someone who likes to solve mysteries such as this one may lend a hand -- I'm willing to try anything and report results back. All efforts appreciated.


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