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Error: Failed to load image switchdesk.png Details: File not found. I'm using RedHat 9, and it is a brand new installation. what I was doing right before this happened. I ...
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    failed to load image switchdesk.png file not found


    Error:

    Failed to load image switchdesk.png
    Details: File not found.


    I'm using RedHat 9, and it is a brand new installation.

    what I was doing right before this happened.

    I went in to preferences and selected having a certain user (me..since Im the only one that uses this PC) to be logged in automatically.

    Then I was mucking about with the desktop...trying to create a shortcut to launch the console window. I went to system tools/terminal...then I right clicked and hit entire menu/ then "add this as drawer to panel"

    I didnt like the results, so i right clicked the drawer I had created and selected "remove from panel"

    I got the message the first time right after this.

    right after that I went to the console and edited the inittab to change my runlevel so I could reboot without going in to X and then install my drivers for my nvidia graphics card.

    I changed my runlevel again and when I booted up I got the message again. Then I went in to my XF86Config file and did a vi edit, per instructions from nvidia. Reboot.

    Got message again on boot up.

    I went to preferences again, and selected Themes, suspecting something to do with is, based on "switchdesk" meaning to me my desktop. Each time I select a desktop theme within the Themes menu, that error message pops up each time, confirming (at least in my mind) that my suspicion is correct.

    Im sure this is an easy error to fix...any ideas?

    I did a search on these forums using the keyword "switchdesk" and got nothing back. Heading off to google to do the same. I will try the keyword "Themes" as well and see if i can sort something out...in the meantime, if anyone has a suggestion??

    thank you in advance

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    Running the command
    Code:
    switchdesk
    provides a method for choosing your desktop environment (gnome vs kde vs other WM). I believe the png file that your system is not locating is the icon for that app. Maybe you need to uninstall and reinstal the switchdesk rpm?

    What happens if you run
    Code:
    rpm -qa switchdesk
    - does it show it as still installed?
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    Code:
    [brutal@localhost brutal]$ su root
    Password:
    [root@localhost brutal]# rpm -qa switchdesk
    switchdesk-3.9.8-15
    [root@localhost brutal]#

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    Same Boat

    I am having the same problem. The below error message just started showing up but only for the root profile on my machine. My other profiles do not have this problem. It displays upon login and I do not know what to do either.

    *****************************
    Error
    Failed to load image switchdesk.png
    Details: file not found
    *****************************

    I also have recieved the identical responce to the rpm statement you got:
    Code:
    [root@localhost root]# rpm -qa switchdesk
    switchdesk-3.9.8-15
    [root@localhost root]#
    If you have found the answer, I sure would like to here it too. I did a search for an image named switchdesk.png and could not find it, thinking that something must have lost a link to an image that was still on the machine, alas I was wrong.

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