Did a synaptic system update, I have E17, with kde installed for opera and k3b,
and now at startup there is an error,
"Couldn't recognize the image file format for file
It then offers 'the standard greeter' which works to login.
Once inside, The Firefox navigation widgets fail to appear until the mouse
is on them, others don't appear, but the text description appears. The drawings are just a vertical oval, or line, depending on the theme, no arrows.
In pcmanfm, icons are invisible, only text appears, but the icons appear if you start pcmanfm as root.
Also, starting as root, it displays a 'Permission Denied' error, but functions properly after canceling the message.
If I start a root terminal, and start synaptic, it claims the password is wrong, but if
I start synaptic from a user terminal, it ask for and uses the password OK.
KDE4 was a trainwreck after the update, 'couldn't find mime type octet-stream' appeared when
starting any KDE app. The Konqueror prefs were apparently nuked...I reinstalled the warthog, to no avail.
Then uninstalled it for now. (Does the Opera web browser really 'depend' on kde?) Hopefully the gnome
media burner app will be as good as k3b.
I tried different GTK and E17 themes, the issues remained, only some drawings differed slightly.