I just compiled kile-1.7.1 (release) on a slackware 10 linux box, kde 3.3.1 installed in /opt/kde.
Kile compiles fine, but after correctly installing it, the toolbars
do not show the proper icons. Some icons are ok (like file open, new , close, bold, italic, center, align right/left, etc), but
many more are not visible (all compile icons, DVI2PS, etc... kde put a default blank icon instead).
Is this a bug or something is wrong with my kde?
I think I did nothing out of the ordinary (just the 'configure; make; make install' stuff) and all other kde applications appear to function normally. Kile 1.7.1 beta installed correctly and I had no icons problem.
Thanks for any asnwer, I use kile to edit my thesis and is just frustrating not to see what those icons mean and where to click to compile the document :-)
Sounds like you did not pass the correct prefix to configure.
Where is KDE installed, i.e. what says
and where is Kile installed, i.e. what is the output of
I have the same problem here using the 1.7.1 debian package (so the kde-prefix should be no issue)
here, which kile answers:
the icons are where they should be, in /usr/share/apps/kile/icons, yet kile doesn't find them, obviously :-)
Stop right there!, blaming Kile, huh? ;-)
Really, Kile uses the KDE libraries to handle this stuff. The fact that the icons are in the "right" place doesn't mean anything. Some distros misinterpreted the KDEDIR and KDEDIRS environment variables. If those are wrong, KDE won't be able to find the icons.
So, check the following:
sili@pudel:~$ echo $KDEDIR
sili@pudel:~$ echo $KDEDIRS
sili@pudel:~$ kde-config --prefix
looks inconspicuous to me...
At least KDEDIR and KDEDIRS are not set incorrectly...
Does it make a difference if you set KDEDIR and KDEDIRS to /usr? i.e.:
no, what a pity.
on my second system, there's no such problem, with the same configuration (at least concerning the things we checked up until now, i have no KDEDIR/S set and the same prefix, and kile finds every single icon)...
a confused Kenny
I've heard rumors about the iconloader in kdelibs being broken, perhaps that is what is causing your problem.
First of all, thanks to the developpers for this nice piece
This is just to confirm the above message.
I have the same problem here with most of the icons staying blank with kile 1.7.1. compiled from source.
My config is : KDE 3.2.1, Qt 3.2.3
running incidentally on a Mandrake 9.2
Now, the key point is that everything works fine
with kile 1.6.3 compiled from source.
So there must be an issue with kile, not with kdelibs ?
I found a work around to get the icons correct with 1.7.1
Install kile 1.6.3.
Do NOT uninstall 1.6.3, and intsall 1.7.1 on top.
Most of the icons will be OK, and everything seems to work fine.
This week I played a little with themes of KDE. When I choose a different icon theme (using kcontrol), almost all icons in kile disappeared, when changing it to default value they showed up again. I am not into KDE so does not know how this all works, but try to choose a different icon theme.
My Ubuntu installation defaults to Crystal SVG and has KDE 3.4.0