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Thread: Custom thumbnailer no longer work in Gnome3

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    Custom thumbnailer no longer work in Gnome3

    Hi, I used to have custom thumbnailers on my system, see for example http://rlog.rgtti.com/2010/11/28/add...s-thumbnailer/

    Now the gconf configuration do not work anymore, so I searched a bit and found that the solution is adding a "gsetting schema", see for example https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/752578 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=636819#c29

    I prepared a file in /usr/share/thumbnailers named xfig.thumbmailer, mode 0644, with the contents:

    Code:
    [Thumbnailer Entry]
    TryExec=/home/romano/bin/xfig-thumb 
    Exec=/home/romano/bin/xfig-thumb -s %s %u %o
    MimeType=image/x-xfig;
    But it still does not work. The script (xfig-thumb) *do* work, and the MIME type is correctly registered:

    Code:
    (0)pern:~/education/AmplEle% xdg-mime query filetype feb09_1_1.fig
    image/x-xfig
    ...so now I am stuck. Am I supposed to "register" the new thumbnailer someway? or restart something? (tried with nautilus, no joy).

    Do anyone know how to check/debug this thing? I mean, where I can find error codes or something like that?
    Have a nice day,
    Romano --- Linux user since 1989: first kernel 0.99pl8, Slackware distro (on 40 floppies! )

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    Re: Custom thumbnailer no longer work in Gnome3

    Ping?
    Have a nice day,
    Romano --- Linux user since 1989: first kernel 0.99pl8, Slackware distro (on 40 floppies! )

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    Re: Custom thumbnailer no longer work in Gnome3

    Ok, found by myself...

    It is the TryExec line that made the thing fail. So if I delete that line, all is (again) ok. Posted to my blog too, if someone wants the scripts.

    I will mark the thread solved; nevertheless, if someone can explain to me *why* it failed, I will appreciate that a lot.
    Have a nice day,
    Romano --- Linux user since 1989: first kernel 0.99pl8, Slackware distro (on 40 floppies! )

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