Thumbnails not displayed in Nautilus

Bug #145628 reported by Bogdan Butnaru on 2007-09-27
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #145212: Thumbnails on desktop not showing. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
High
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Hello! I'm using an up-to-date Gutsy; a few updates ago (I think I saw something thumbnail-related in the changelists) Nautilus started to behave strangely:

I have "thumbnail-able" files on the desktop at all times, including several PDF documents. They have been there for a while, so I'm quite sure they have already been thumbnailed.

For some reason, the thumbnails are not usually displayed. I haven't been able to notice exactly when this happens, but at some point I'd look at the desktop and see that all thumbnail-able files (not only PDFs) have the "calculating thumbnail" icon. (Again, they are old files, I'm sure the thumbnail already exists.) They stay like this indefinitely, until I either (i) click-select one of them, in which case the selected item gets its thumbnail almost instantly, or (ii) refresh the Desktop by pressing F5, in which case all icons get their thumbnails.

I suppose there must be some synchronization issue with the thumbnailing thread. This doesn't happen with new files (eg, things downloaded by Firefox get their thumbnails automatically), so it's probably something that appears only for already-thumbnailed files. (E.g., the thumbnailing thread doesn't do anything, but the display thread waits for an answer.)

Any hints on where to look for more clues?

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, this particular bug has already been reported. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any information missing that you can add or to see if there is a work around. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Invalid
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