> It appears that dia is a fine program and getting better and would suit my
> requirements just fine ... but after installing, I have problems. I've
> asked on the Linux Debian-user list with no response. I've looked at the
> dia discussion list for the past several months and do not see anything
> about my difficulty. I would really like to start using dia!
> Here's my posting to the Debian-user list:
> I just installed the "dia" package, dia starts up fine but immediately
> gives me a warning:
> failed to load icon for file
> cause=Couldn't recognize the image file format for file
> and also tells me there are 49 more messages.
> I looked in /usr/share/dia/shapes/**Flowchart/ and found a listing of the
> various shapes, including "display.png" and "display.shape". In other
> words, both the .png and .shape files are there for all the shapes.
> On the screen, the place where you'd normally see a small icon of the
> shape is a placeholder with a red X in the center. All kinds of them.
> Clicking and dragging one of the placeholder X icons to the working
> screen, the shape/symbol is OK. Just cannot see what the shape is until
> doing that. So I assume the shape/symbol is OK, just the icon file (.png)
> cannot be found.
> Using Wheezy, up to date, i386 version.
> I'm not a newbie to Linux, but not a guru either. Dia looks like a fine
> program for my needs. Any help or hints on solving the missing icons would
> be appreciated. Am I missing some packages or files? I've gone thru the
> list on the Debian package page for dia and all seems OK.
> [Not to confuse the issue, but I have another problem with synaptic that
> popped up a couple weeks ago. In the file window, the "supported" symbols
> (the Debian swirl) and the little box indicating installed or not are
> missing in those two columns. I only mention this here in case this
> problem is related to the missing icons above. Synaptic does not give any
> error message and works fine otherwise.]
> ...and I did get one query asking a couple questions, so here are my
> Yes, the rest of the 49 (error) messages do point to the various other
> shape files and all have .png extension.
> Tried creating user "guest", then started "dia" from that user. Exactly
> same results.
> I completely uninstalled and then reinstalled "libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0",
> "libpng12-0", along with "dia", "dia-common", "dia-libs", and "dia-shapes".
> Before reinstalling, removed /usr/share/dia and the ".dia" configuration
> directory under the username I'm using. Still no change in either dia or
> I cannot help but think my synaptic problem is related, so I tried
> starting synaptic from a konsole window (as root) and it displayed a lot of
> similar messages, only they were in reference to xpm files. Here's a
> typical synaptic message:
> synaptic:3454): Gtk-WARNING **: Could not load image
> 'synaptic_mini.xpm': Couldn't recognize the image file format for file
> I note that the two lib packages you mentioned are used by a multitude of
> applications and include some that I know are working satisfactory.
> OK, something is messed up, either through my error or from upgrading
> Wheezy. All suggestions welcome.
> And I posted the following link to a screen shot:
> http://noark.net/dia-error/ >
> to give everyone an idea of what I'm talking about visually.
> Since posting the above information, I have reinstalled every dependent
> file listed for the dia package in Debian Wheezy (testing).
> I might add that I am using KDE instead of gnome.
> Please! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> dia-list mailing list
> dia-list@gnom... > http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/**listinfo/dia-list<http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/dia-list> > FAQ at http://live.gnome.org/Dia/Faq > Main page at http://live.gnome.org/Dia >
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