Ice will not open (Solved)

Hi, have been using Peppermint 4 for a week or so now after sorting out the dual boot with XP, (incidentally, I have not logged on to XP once since this,) but find that for some reason when I click on Ice nothing happens, any suggestions, please.


First thing to try … open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

sudo apt-get remove ice


sudo apt-get install ice

then try Ice.

If it still doesn’t work … can you try running ice from the command line:


and post anything returned in the terminal.

Still didn’t work.
derek@derek-MM061 ~ $ ice
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/ice”, line 376, in
File “/usr/bin/ice”, line 292, in init
File “/usr/bin/ice”, line 362, in fill_store
icon = gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file_at_size(iconline, 16, 16)
glib.GError: Unrecognised image file format

Can you run:

tar -cvf ~/ice-issue.tar.gz ~/.local/share/applications ~/.local/share/ice

You’ll then find a file called “ice-issue.tar.gz” in your home folder … attach that to your next posting.

Atached as requested

OK, this is going to remove all your custom ice shortcuts … but if this solves the problem, you can recreate them.


mv -v ~/.local/share/applications ~/.local/share/applications-old


mv -v ~/.local/share/ice ~/.local/share/ice-old


cp -rv /etc/skel/.local/share/applications ~/.local/share/ice


cp -rv /etc/skel/.local/share/ice ~/.local/share/ice


cp -vf ~/.local/share/applications-old/mimeapps.list ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

Does ice start now ?

Only went this far:-
derek@derek-MM061 ~ $ mv -v ~/.local/share/applications-old
mv: missing destination file operand after ‘/home/derek/.local/share/applications-old’


Copy and paste the above commands one at a time into the terminal (and run them).

The command you entered is not one of the ones I gave you :wink:

Yes, opens now, once again many thanks for your help.
Will mark the thread SOLved


If it breaks again, can you let me know what the last shortcut you created was … TIA