[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#601435: Re

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Oct 26 14:58:28 UTC 2010

> Sorry! Wrong package!
> The problem is that, when a .tex file is generated, Thunar tries to
> make a thumbnail of the .tex file, but it actually fails and starts
> consuming the CPU. I had a Thunar window open in other workspace...

Well, Thunar doesn't fail. It calls the latex thumbnailer and is not
responsible for what it does next.
> But anyway, it's supposed to be a bug in thunar-thumbnailers. Even if
> you get to close Thunar, pdflatex continues running forever...

Imho the problem lies in pdflatex or in your document. Try to run the
command from command line and see what happens.

You should be able to disable tex thumbnailer altogether by copying
/usr/share/thumbnailers/tex-thumbnailer.desktop to
.local/share/thumbnailers and edit it (try adding a key NotShowIn=Xfce).
If that doesn't work, try to remove the X-Thumbnailer-Exec key or set
the TryExec key to something which doesn't exist (like


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