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benny1967
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Nautilus 3.4.2 doesn't show thumbnails Reply with quote

I don't know when it started, but I noticed recently that nautilus (3.4.2) doesn't show thumbnails anymore. It doesn't depend on the file type... images, videos, text, no matter what. No thumbnails, no preview.

I don't see the generic filetype-icons that you see when you turn thumbnails off at all. Instead, I see the icons that indicate that thumbnails are being created/loaded.

I tried to delete ~/.thumbnails/ and watched as it was re-created and filled with beautiful preview images next time I logged in. So the thumbnails are being created, they're just not read by nautilus.

Any idea why this happens?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this same problem. I even rebuilt my system from scratch to see if it would matter, but still no thumbnails in nautilus.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thumbnail preview problem can happen if glib is updated and nautilus is not rebuilt against the new glib.

Try to rebuild nautilus. It helped for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

renegart wrote:
The thumbnail preview problem can happen if glib is updated and nautilus is not rebuilt against the new glib.
Try to rebuild nautilus. It helped for me.


I gave it a try but it didn't work :(

Thanks anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if this will help you, but I found that I had the following lines in my package.keywords file:

Code:

dev-libs/gobject-introspection-common  ~amd64
dev-libs/glib                          ~amd64
dev-libs/gobject-introspection         ~amd64


When I removed them and recompiled everything, I magically had my thumbnails back.

(I did have to restart X).

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edweirdo wrote:
I don't know if this will help you, but I found that I had the following lines in my package.keywords file:
--snip--


Mhm... well, yes, I had them there, too.... but trying to remove them initiated a cascade of fowngrades that probably would have brought me away from Gnome 3.4. (There was a reason why I had them in package.keywords.)

So I went the other way and installed Gnome 3.6.

I have previews now, at least for images and some (not all) video files.
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