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    Default svg format recognition failure

    Hello, I am getting stuck for a problem related to the lack of Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) recognition.

    I am using openSUSE 10.3 x86_64.

    Both ggreeter than screenlets fail to open or recognize svg files.

    Couldn't recognize the image file format for file '/usr/share/gdm/themes/....svg

    By trying to start screenlets-manager from console I have not SVG library or module installed correctly, screenlets reports that RSVG module is not present and also there is lack of python gconf.

    But I have both librsvg than python-gconf installed.

    I suppose the problems are caused by a previous software-update, wherein I had GNOME:STABLE enabled among the repositories so I dowloaded some pkgs that are not compliant with the default 10.3.

    Note: I can open svg files with any of graphic viewer of my system; the lack is located at O.S. level.

    I would like some hints to resolve this problem.

    BR

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    Default Re: svg format recognition failure

    Some applications will recognise .svg but for now use ImageMagick to create a .jpg or .png version.

    To launch ImageMagick open a console and enter
    display
    Last edited by john_hudson; 17-Jul-2008 at 10:19. Reason: Typo

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    Default Re: svg format recognition failure

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Some applications will recognise .svg but for now use ImageMagick to create a .jpg or .png version.

    To launch ImageMagick open a console and enter
    display
    Hi John, my problem is not related to application itself, but on the overall file-system which, probably has been messed up after a software update.

    Probably some libraries are not correctly installed or are of a wrong version, or even are lacking.
    That's the theme I am investigating on.

    TKS for your reply.
    BR

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    Default Re: svg format recognition failure

    Problem solved!

    I enabled again GNOME:STABLE repository and I updated several gnome, gtk, and python pkgs, but gdm, which I left as older version:

    gdm-2.20.0-8.5

    I noticed that a new SVG pkg was get brand new installed:

    rsvg-sharp2-2.16.0-40
    rsvg-view-2.22.2-13.2
    librsvg-2.22.2-13.2
    librsvg-plugin-2.22.2-13.2

    rsvg-view was not installed and I never found it into the official repositories.

    Now I can both see the SVG themes from within gdm-themes, as use screenlets-manager without any problems.

    By the way I would like to know if others opensuse 10.3 users are using the newer versions of gnome pkgs, including gdm as those available from GNOME:STABLE.

    Thanks to the openSuSE Community.

    BR

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    Default Re: svg format recognition failure

    rsvg does not handle some important SVG features such as flowParagraphs; it's better to use inkscape's built-in converter for generating bitmaps.

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