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#893 Thumbnails not refreshing on filesystem changes

libfm (305)

If I have PCManFM open & I create a new image file in the working directory using an external app a new file appears with a generic icon. But I have to manually refresh to get the thumbnail to show. I'm not 100% sure whether this is an issue with PCManFM or my system.

System Info:
FreeBSD 10.0 amd64
UFS / UFS2 Filesystem
lxde (lxde-meta) 1.0_7
PCManFM 1.2.1 (built from FreeBSD Ports collection)

There is a comment in the lxde package for FreeBSD: '"meta-port" of the LXDE desktop slimmed down for FreeBSD releases'. Not sure if this has any affect on PCManFM


  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-08-23

    Unfortunately I cannot reproduce your issue with LibFM 1.2.1. Are you sure your LibFM is the latest version? I can remember similar issues in pre-1.2.1 versions. Thank you very much.

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-08-23
    • labels: thumnail, filesystem, preview, zfs --> libfm
    • status: open --> pending
    • assigned_to: Lonely Stranger
  • AntumDeluge

    AntumDeluge - 2014-08-25

    Installed libfm version is 1.2.1.

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-10-01

    Since I cannot reproduce that behavior on Linux I'm afraid it's some kqueue problem which prevents GLib from notifying applications about file updates. :(

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-10-13

    This also may be due to some strange updates sequence from GLib on FreeBSD. Updates handling was a bit changed lately in libfm GIT. Test it, please, when you can, it might fix your issue. Thank you.

  • AntumDeluge

    AntumDeluge - 2014-10-13

    I still have the same behavior: PCManFM 1.2.2 & libfm

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2015-05-19

    Well, I meant exactly: "lately", i.e. in 1.2.3. I really hope it is fixed now, as some similar issues were noticed still in, and fixed in 1.2.3. Try it, please. Thank you.



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