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Re: i.e., cannot set XFCE desktop background -- Re: thumbnailing/ image choosing (xfdesktop-settings) no longer working




On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 01:32:15PM -0400, Lee wrote:
> On 8/29/18, Zenaan Harkness <zenaan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 04:31:35PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> >> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 04:12:51PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> >> > For some reason presently unknown to me, XFCE4's xfdesktop-settings
> >> > app no longer shows thumbnails, and the Folder -> Other dialog box
> >> > shows all files and images as disabled and not selectable.
> >> >
> >> > Ideas?
> >>
> >> This is possibly related, but I'm only recently experiencing this
> >> problem:
> >>
> >> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=849823
> >>
> >> which says that that particular bug was fixed in xfdesktop4 version
> >> 4.12.3-4
> >>
> >> and the versions available to me seem to be
> >> 4.12.3-3
> >>
> >> which is apparently the latest version for stretch:
> >> https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=xfdesktop4
> >>
> >> Is anyone else experiencing this?
> >>
> >> How does this make sense, and why would a recent update have caused
> >> me to only now experience this bug, and to not see the fixed version
> >> of xfdesktop4?
> 
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=849823
> labels it a regression, found in version xfdesktop4/4.12.3-3
> 
> If you back off to xfdesktop4/4.12.3-2 does the problem go away?

Good idea. But the only older version I could find is 4.10 (xfce4 is
at 4.12), rather than e.g. xfdesktop4_4.12.3-2_amd64.deb - current
version is xfdesktop4_4.12.3-3_amd64.deb

I tried dpkg -i xfdesktop4_4.12.4-1_amd64.deb and
xfdesktop4-data_4.12.4-1_all.deb but after killing and restarting X,
the problem persists.

Do you think installing xfdesktop4_4.10.2-3_amd64.deb and
xfdesktop4-data_4.10.2-3_all.deb could be sensible?

TIA,