Help with Pidgin graphics

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Tue Feb 3 15:26:13 EST 2009

2009/2/3 susanviolet <susanviolet at>:
> I'm hoping someone can help me. I've searched the help pages on the website,
> and I can't seem to find any answers. I upgraded to the newest version of
> Pidgin, as well as changed some administration profiles around on Windows
> (XP). Now, when I run Pidgin, none of my graphics are visible - the toolbar
> on the right corner shows a white box with a red X, as does all my buddies,
> my status, my avatar. And in the toolbar in Pidgin, there are icons missing
> in the dropdowns as well.  I tried locating the folders on my C: drive, but
> I don't really know what I'm looking for, and when I uninstall and reinstall
> Pidgin the icons are still missing.

It sounds like your GTK+ runtime is messed up.

Try uninstalling the GTK+ runtime and reinstalling it.  A standalone
GTK+ runtime installer is available from the downloads section of
pidgin's sourceforge site (


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