pidgin-2.2.2 pixmaps fail to load

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Wed Nov 14 21:55:48 EST 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 19:28 -0500, Jeff Ivany wrote:
> On 11/13/07, Stu Tomlinson <stu at> wrote:
>         does running "pidgin -d" elicit any useful error messages?
> I get a number of instances of the following set of errors:
> (09:48:27) GdkPixbuf: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file
> '/opt/tools/etc/gtk- 2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders': No such file or
> directory
> (09:48:27) GdkPixbuf: gdk_pixbuf_get_has_alpha: assertion `pixbuf !=
> NULL' failed
> (09:48:27) Gtk: Useless empty GtkIconSource
> (09:48:27) GLib-GObject: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT
> (object)' failed
> And I also get a number of errors like:
> (09:48:27) Gtk: Error loading icon: Couldn't recognize the image file
> format for file
> '$HOME/local/share/pixmaps/pidgin/status/16/available.png'

Your GTK/GDK installation is broken. I assume from the fact that you are
installing to $HOME/local you are not the administrator of this box, so
you need to get your administrator to fix this.

It's also possible that you tried to cheat the system by using some
GTK/GDK headers that didn't match your installed system to get Pidgin to
compile. If this is the case - don't try that, it doesn't work.



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