Re: Red X where volume control applet should be

Thank you for the suggestions Malcolm.  I've managed to figure out a way to
resolve this but my way is only a weird hack.  Developers might have some
insight into what's going on here.

I noticed inside the /usr/local/libexec/mixer_applet2 file there are paths
to the icons hard coded in.  The paths look like this:
Each icon referenced has a NONE prepended where /usr should be.  I assume
this is because NONE gets dynamically replaced with /usr at execution time.
Using sed to replace all occurrences of NONE with /usr fixes the problem.
This is strange considering that all the other applets in this directory
also reference their icons using a NONE prefix and all the other applets
properly DISPLAY their icons too.  For some reason this one applet when
executed fails to have NONE dynamically replaced with /usr.

I'd love to have a developer venture a guess as to why that may be.  Is
there a developer list for gnome-applets?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Malcolm Tredinnick" <malcolm commsecure com au>
To: <gnome-list gnome org>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: Red X where volume control applet should be

> My first thought would be to have a look in $HOME/.xsession-errors. That
> is where any error output is sent. So have a look for entries just after
> you logged in (since that is when it is populating the panel) and see if
> there is a complaint about a missing .png file.
> If your .xsession-errors file is as full of errors as my one is (some
> GNOME applications leave warning and error messages all over the
> carpet), you may wish to log out, delete that file and log in again so
> that things are easier to find.
> Cheers,
> Malcolm
> On Sun, 2003-11-09 at 23:08, David Cunningham wrote:
> > Hi Folks.  I'm running Gnome Desktop  The Gnome volume control
> > applet however appears as a Red X instead of the volume icon as
> > I've parsed the volume control applet file through strings and verified
> > that the path to the volume control icon is pointing to the right place
> > and that the icon exists and is viewable.  All of Gnome (including the
> > volume control applet) functions normally.  It's just this one cosmetic
> > issue that's bothering me.  I can't seem to figure out why the proper
> > won't display.
> >
> > Is there any troubleshooting steps I can apply in to resolve this?  Any
> > help would be much appreciated.
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