Thunar pic preview problem

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Thunar pic preview problem

Postby aradone » Mon Feb 11, 2013 20:30

Hi guys. my first post here, i have been using Sabayon for a month and i am very happy with it.
since few days ago thunar stopped showing picture preview, i swear i didn't touch anything :D maybe after lastest update it happend.
same problem with ristretto, there is no preview in preview bar but it can show the picture.
its not a big problem, i just wanna know how i can fix this :)
now thunar's just showing a JPG icon instead of picture preview.

thank you
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Re: Thunar pic preview problem

Postby svantoviit » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:50

Experience the same issue.
You need xfce-extra/tumbler and media-video/ffmpegthumbnailer to show the thumbnails.

In an Arch Linux bug report they suggest to install media-plugins/gst-plugins-ffmpeg and media-libs/gst-plugins-good too. Further they suggest:
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rm -rf ~/.config/Thunar ~/.cache/Thunar ~/.thumbnails
pkill thunar
pkill tumbler

But unfortunately it doesn't work for me.

When started from terminal, ristretto complains about a failed dbus-call:
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** (ristretto:8535): WARNING **: DBUS-call failed:Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)


Maybe someone has an idea, what could be wrong.
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Re: Thunar pic preview problem

Postby aradone » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:59

I reinstalled both tumbler and ffmpegthumbnailer.
I also deleted thunar config and cache and thumbnails. didn't work!
lets just wait :)

thank you
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Re: Thunar pic preview problem

Postby wolfden » Sat Feb 16, 2013 22:05

I mainly use pcmanfm and by using that, thunar will show previews as long as pcmanfm visited the directory. I didn't notice it, but it was brought up with sabayon 11 being released.

Any idea when thunar stopped showing previews?
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Re: Thunar pic preview problem

Postby Ryuno-Ki » Sun Feb 17, 2013 21:29

wolfden wrote:Any idea when thunar stopped showing previews?

We discussed this problem a few days ago on IRC. It may be a Gentoo bug, but that's just a shot in the dark.
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Re: Thunar pic preview problem

Postby dunsurfin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 17:59

wolfden wrote:Any idea when thunar stopped showing previews?


I think it was with the last thunar update which was a few weeks ago. I hardly ever use it but checked it after the update and noticed just names of files and folders.
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