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#1 2023-12-24 04:25:56

Ron
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[SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

I installed Crowz/Devuan 5 and put Mate on it. I'm not getting any thumbnails on any type of files, pictures, videos, or pdfs. I never had this problem before. I did a search and read that I might need compiz? Does that sound right? Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 2023-12-24 06:07:21

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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

IIRC Mate uses caja

see if this gives any insight:
ttps://askubuntu.com/questions/1368910/how-to-create-custom-thumbnailers-for-nautilus-nemo-and-caja
(yes, dropped the h on purpose)

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#3 2023-12-24 11:43:44

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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

stargate-sg1-cheyenne-mtn wrote:

see if this gives any insight:

I owe you a beer. Installing libgdk-pixbuf2.0-bin did the trick. Thanks again.

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#4 2023-12-24 21:59:00

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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

Well, as it turns out, libgdk-pixbuf2.0-bin generates thumbnails for images and pdfs, but not video files, so this issue is only partial solved. Anyone have any idea what I need for video thumbnails?

EDIT
Okay, that was easy. ffmpegthumbnailer did the trick.

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#5 2023-12-24 22:12:47

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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

ffmpegthumbnailer is what I have installed and get thumbnails in Caja.

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#6 2023-12-24 22:15:40

Ron
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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

I found it just as you were responding. smile

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#7 2023-12-25 23:03:14

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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

On another note, I get thumbnails for everything in Mate except for when I attach my digital camera via cable, as opposed to just taking out the memory card and using the reader which gives me thumbnails just fine.

Problem is my machine is old and the contacts in the media card reader are declining in quality giving me repeated dropouts as i'm trying to work with the contents.

Cam/cord to machine works fine, but no thumbnails so I can't see the pics i'm working with until I copy them to my pics folder. Tried settings in caja with no joy, wondering if i need some gphoto package I don't have?


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#8 2023-12-26 12:42:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

greenjeans wrote:

On another note, I get thumbnails for everything in Mate except for when I attach my digital camera via cable,

When connecting my cell phone (yes, I have one and I hate it) I don't get any thumbnails either. I wish I knew what to install for it, if anything.

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#9 2023-12-26 18:20:31

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Re: [SOLVED] Not getting thumbnails in Mate

Haven't checked phone, will do so. Only found one other reference to this behavior (MATE-specific) and it went unanswered: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=395817

And one in Ubuntu using Thunar, also unanswered: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour … ug/1779571

I tried gphotofs which had worked for me in the past, but still no luck.

Wonder if there's some setting in one of the polkits that changed that's doing this?

ETA: Okay, changed my search term on this issue from "camera" to "phone" and got multiple hits, apparently a lot of people are having this problem since just the last two years or so. And all these hits are coming from Mint and Ubuntu mostly, so something upstream from Debian likely changed?

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