No icons for amarok menu in indicator-applet

Bug #600302 reported by gnomed on 2010-06-30
This bug affects 34 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
amarok (Ubuntu)
indicator-application (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: amarok

 using: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Version 2.3.0
Using KDE 4.4.2 (KDE 4.4.2)

When I use amarok the indicator applet icon appears fine, but the icons WITHIN the menu do not appear, it give me a little error icon instead. The picture I attached should make this fairly clear what is happening.

There are other bugs around amarok and the indicator-applet but none specifically for this issue.

I have all the dependancies installed and also the kde Icon themes "kde-icons-oxygen" and "kde-icons-crystal" according to my KDE configuration from the "System Settings" option in the System->Preferences menu I am using the Oxygen theme, and icons within the KDE programs appear just fine.

This appears to be a bug because theoretically these icons should appear and work by default since I have everything necessary already installed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: amarok 2:2.3.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-23.37-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jun 30 11:31:57 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
SourcePackage: amarok

The solution is to include the missing icons in Comment #19

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Wrong dupe, sorry. This is the right one: bug 562856.

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

That does not look like my problem. Bug #562856 does not make any mention whatsoever of icons not appearing....

Are you sure this is a duplicate????

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

I unmarked this bug as a duplicate.

I read further into the bug that it was formerly marked as duplicating, and people seem to be complaining about the loss of old functionality that comes with this new style menu. I have no issues with that, I don't care about the functionality, I just care about whether my icons appear in this new menu..... which they dont.

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

"When you click on it creates another icon on the right hand side. This occures once Amarok is up and running! Normally if you click on the icon Amarok will ether minimize or maximize. If you hover the mouse pointer over it, it should show the artwork and the song that is playing.

My problem is that it is not doing any of this for me! "

After reading it twice I very much think that this is exactly what is reported in the other bug, though the other one is of greater magnitude since it describes the general shortcomings brought upon Ubuntu users by the new system.

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

"If you hover the mouse pointer over it, it should show the artwork and the song that is playing.

My problem is that it is not doing any of this for me!"

^^^THIS^^^ is NOT "my problem".... although this user clearly states that ^^^THIS^^^ is "HIS problem".....this problem quoted does NOT describe the picture I have attached. Therefore I disagree that this is a duplicate. I do not want Amarok to minimize/maximize when I click the icon, I am well aware that there is a menu that is supposed to appear and min/maximize is no longer the proper functionality of the tray icon. The shortcomings of this menu's functionality are not what I am trying to report. Therefore this is NOT A DUPLICATE.

Again, although I dont know why I bother repeating myself, my problem is that the icons WITHIN this menu do not appear, the menu options themselves work fine and just as I expect them to when I click them. My issue is purely aesthetic and to do with the lack of any icons whatsoever WITHIN the menu - SEE PICTURE.

I will be unmarking this again as a duplicate, if you really must insist on marking it as a duplicate please quote a RELEVANT section that discusses the lack of icons that I am reporting. Please see my attached picture if you do not understand my issue clearly and why these are not the same, the picture sums up my problem perfectly as the error is immediately evident once you look at it.


Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

...which looks exactly like the picture in the other bug.

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

agreed, the picture looks the same, but they are not discussing my issue at all, they have yet to mention the aesthetic issues of the menu. EVERYONE who has posted on that bug simply wants the old tray icon back. ITS NOT EVEN A BUG, its just a bunch of whiners. How is that the same???? Theres a total of 8 comments on that "bug" an not a single one says "hey, and the icons dont appear right either"

How will this bug get fixed if it is marked as a duplicate of a very different bug (which is not even a bug but some people complaining about new functionality)?????

 If this bug is marked as a duplicate, it will never be fixed.... Seriously, how can people not see this is a different issue?

"hmm ive got a unique bug description and made a report about it cause noone else has yet, but lets just tack it on to some other issue that ISNT EVEN A BUG so that it will never be dealt with"

what nonesense!

I humbly request that you unmark this bug as a duplicate because I am tired of fighting with you people about it.

Alternatively I can post my issues in a comment on this other bug, but that will just be muddling things since the original bug description and EVERYONE else discussing it have yet to mention this issue. I cannot disagree more with you on this decision.

Carl G (carl-gherardi) wrote :

gnomed, you are being a dick, but you are correct about this being a separate issue.

The icons appearing as (/) the 'cant find image' image, is happening to my machine too.

To be honest, I hadn't even noticed this minor bug in the annoyance of the larger focus issues with the tray icon.

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

Hahahaha.... Guilty as charged, although I like to think I didn't just start out as a dick, but was driven there. I promise to remain much more calm now that this bug remains unmarked as a duplicate.

True it is a minor bug, and purely aesthetic, but a bug none the less.

Thank you Carl for agreeing that this is a separate issue.

Stefan Prasse (prasse-stefan) wrote :

some news?

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

I wish.

Stefan Prasse (prasse-stefan) wrote :

i think its more an indicator-applet bug. Cause all the icons are there. The Applet just doesnt find them.

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

That is a good point, I changed it to indicator-applet now mostly just in hopes of generating some more steam in getting this fixed.

Hard to say whether it is indicator-applets fault for not finding the icons, or Amarok/KDEs fault for always being so darn incompatible with gnome. it makes me sad either way :_(

affects: amarok (Ubuntu) → indicator-applet (Ubuntu)
Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

It is odd that the icons would be not found. Can you confirm which icons Amarok is looking for? It seems to be media-skip-{backwards|forwards} to me, but those are found in several icon themes.

If you can use an application like d-feet you can get the dbus address and path for the menu. Then you can dump it using dbus-dumper which is in /usr/lib/libdbusmenu/ and part of the libdbusmenu-tools package. That would give is the icon names that it's requesting.

affects: indicator-applet (Ubuntu) → indicator-application (Ubuntu)
Changed in indicator-application (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Stefan Prasse (prasse-stefan) wrote :

I don't get what name and object dbus-dumper needs. if you may give me some more details.

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

Ted, just FYI, it is both the media skip buttons (forwards and backwards) as well as the "stop" button and the "play/pause" buttons.

Your d-bus instructions are a little confusing to me or else I would run them myself for you, but perhaps if you install and run amarok you can check it for yourself. I have a pretty typical installation and don't see why it would work on someone elses computer but not mine.

Also, I am curious whether it would be looking for the KDE icons because amarok is a KDE application, or the gnome icons because the indicator applet is a gnome app??? I would not be surprised either way! So maybe answering that question will help, and I imagine your instructions above would answer that question, but for the life of me I can't follow them, sorry.

wells (wells-rondard-gmail) wrote :

yes !!!

I found a solution to this bug

The notification-applet don't find the specified icons into the correct folder.
I didn't find the icons anywhere in the computer therefore I downloaded the corresponding files.

You may just extract the archive, which is in attachment into this folder

You must be administrator !

wells (wells-rondard-gmail) wrote :

I forget the green flag !
the new archive (in attachement) is better !

thank you very much for the workaround

Am 27.08.2010 22:48, schrieb wells:
> yes !!!
> I found a solution to this bug
> The notification-applet don't find the specified icons into the correct folder.
> I didn't find the icons anywhere in the computer therefore I downloaded the corresponding files.
> You may just extract the archive, which is in attachment into this folder
> /usr/share/kde4/apps/amarok/icons/hicolor/22x22/actions
> You must be administrator !
> ** Attachment added: "missing amarok icons files"

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

Thank you so very much wells! Works like a charm.

wells (wells-rondard-gmail) wrote :

I'm very proud, It is really beautiful ! isn't it ?
but the bug still exist for we don't find why theses icons dissapear.

gnomed (brian-hghs) wrote :

true enough wells. I look forward to the day this gets properly resolved, but until then I am happy with this super easy fix.

Changed in indicator-application (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Andreas (andreas-kotowicz) wrote :

I still have this problem on ubuntu 10.10

Changed in indicator-application (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Andreas (andreas-kotowicz) wrote :

amarok-common still does not ship the missing icons (media-skip-*, media-playback-*)

gidantribal (aedo999) wrote :

guys... just a user made a patch available some time ago... now we can enjoy the KOOL 10.10 and still NO ICONS??? are we kidding? it's just matter of putting the icons into the shipped package... CMOOOOON!!!!

Atti (atti84it) wrote :

I had the same problem with Maverick and succesfully used the workaround by wells!
I definitely agree with the comment by gidantribal!!

Adam Weiss (adam-signal11) wrote :

Perhaps this bug should be attached to the Amarok package itself rather than the indicator applet? The fix involves tossing the missing Amarok icons in /usr/share/kde4/apps/amarok/icons/hicolor/22x22/actions right? That sounds like a job for the Amarok package, and not the indicator applet to me...

I'm new here, so I won't try to fiddle with anything since I don't know how you guys like to do things. But, as always, I'm happy to offer unsolicited observations! : )

Nick Andrik (andrikos) wrote :

I have also subscribed amarok so that the appropriate people will be aware of the problem.
The icons in Comment #19 should do the trick

affects: indicator-application → amarok
description: updated
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Not an amarok bug. The icons in question are part of the icon theme, and all major icon themes have them. The problem here is that the GNOME indicator app is only looking in the hicolor fallback theme, instead of the user's selected icon theme. (The icons in question are available in the default GNOME theme, the Humanity icon theme (Ubuntu default) and the Oxygen icon theme)

Changed in amarok (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

This is an issue with the GTK making it difficult to use FDO image name fallbacks (there's a way, but it sucks) so I've filled this bug to try and get the fix for that in Natty so that we can use it in indicator-application. That's bug 704632.

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