[kde-linux] some of KDE-3.5 won't do JPEGs

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Mon Oct 8 21:18:02 UTC 2007

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Monday 08 October 2007, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> My motherboard died so I have upgraded from a K6 III to a Athlon.
>> I rebuilt KDE and Qt for the new architecture and now some of the
>> apps won't render JPEGs.
>> I have checked and I have the file:
>> $QTDIR/plugins/imageformats/libqjpeg.so
>> and it was recompiled.  Removed it and did it again to make sure.
>> The specific problems are that: KView (and the kparts for it) and
>> KPat won't render JPEG files.  Other apps, specifically GwenView,
>> work OK.
> They might not be using the Qt image plugins, but some other
> framework, e.g. the library from image magick or imlib


Yes, it appears that KView does use imlib.  I did some rebuilding and it
didn't help.  I note that KuickShow also uses imlib and it will display
JPEG files with no problems.

So, now I am more puzzled.

I hope that this isn't another issue with old libraries.  GNOME stopped 
maintaining imlib with version 1.9.15 released 24-Sep-2004 as GNOME no 
longer uses it for new releases.

Enlightenment came out with a new version Imlib2 which is not binary 


So, it appears that we should have either adopted imlib or switched to 


More information about the kde-linux mailing list