Fixing Newshosting’s GTK+ crash on startup

So yeah, I’m a big fan of Newshosting. The best thing about them is probably that they have their own (very capable) desktop-client and that aforementioned client is available for your major operating-system of choice (namely Windows, Linux and OSX).

A problem I ran into while trying out the program: As long as I am in a GNOME session, the client would crash on startup with a message like “(<unknown>:10800): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Bug! loader ‘png’ didn’t set an error on failure”.

After throwing my problem at Google I came across this nifty post that presented me with a straight-forward solution:

Just run as root:

update-mime /usr/share/mime/
update-mime-database /usr/share/mime/
gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/YourTheme

Logout/Login and it will be all right now 🙂

And all right it was, indeed. Thank you, internet!

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