[FSO/Illume] Program icons not showing up

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Mon Jan 5 14:13:24 CET 2009

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> This always happens when we're starting to stabilize for a release. Last time 
> it was something with a missing mimetypes postinst. Raster, any idea what it 
> can be this time?
There is definitely a problem with whatever parses the .desktop files.
Try installing a third party app like openmoocow.
You get no icon, although the icon file exists.
Then, remove openmoocow.desktop and recreate it. Use some other
.desktop file as a template, and enter the correct filename,
name and icon name. Then you get an icon.

a problem with "categories" will certainly make an icon disappear,
but that is not the only way. Enter the options in a different
order or omit something else, and it may still fail.

I haven't researched _exactly_ what works, so far I have concentrated
on making the icons show up when they doesn't.

Helge Hafting

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