Missing icons running as non-admin under Vista

hkclark at gmail.com hkclark at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 13:49:27 EDT 2008


Hi Daniel,

Thank you very much for the emails.  Yep, that did it!  I deleted that extra
GTK directory and it worked fine.

Thanks again for the help!

KC

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Daniel Atallah
<daniel.atallah at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2008/10/20  <hkclark at gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have found a few items talking about icons not appearing under Windows
> > Vista (just an X appears instead):
> >
> > http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/7041
> > http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/2539
> >     (Note: I'm getting the missing icon issue, but not the crash with
> Help,
> > About)
> >
> > If I right-click the Pidgin startup icon and select "Run as
> Administrator",
> > it works.
> >
> > I have had this problem ever since Pidgin 2.4.0 (2.3.1 was the last
> version
> > that worked).  I have tried every version since 2.4.0 and they all have
> the
> > same issue (I have tried Pidgin versions 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.5.1 and
> > 2.5.2).  BUT, if I go back and re-install the GTK 2.12.1 that came with
> > 2.3.1 and then run the newer Pidgin version install WITHOUT updating GTK,
> it
> > works.
> >
> > I'm pretty sure the only other application that uses GTK on my machine is
> > Wireshark and I have made sure it is NOT running.  I have tried running
> the
> > Pidgin install right after reboots to make sure the file still wasn't it
> use
> > for some mysterious reason, but to no avail.
> >
> > Any ideas who might be going on?
>
> After talking with another user with a similar issue, it appears that
> this caused by a stray "gdk-pixbuf.loaders" file in your user's
> VirtualStore directory.
>
> If you search your drive for files called "gdk-pixbuf.loaders", I bet
> you'll find one in
> c:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Common
> Files\GTK\2.0\etc\gtk-2.0
>
> You should be able to delete the
> c:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Common
> Files\GTK\2.0 directory and this problem should stop happening.
>
> -D
>
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