Using QGIS on Windows XP based desktop. I have been loading orthophotos from a WMS server up to yesterday morning. Today QGIS correctly connects to the server and apparently loads some bytes, however I only get overlapping yellow frames and the codes of the orthophotos on a white screen.

No error messages appear.

What I have done up to now: I rebooted the pc, I checked the WMS URL (even if QGIS connects to the server), I have installed the latest version of QGIS (now 2.0.1). Any clue? I can correctly view images and videos on my PC.

  • I have some problems using JPEG in WMS in QGIS, but PNG works fine. Could this be the issue?
    – Chau
    Nov 8, 2013 at 12:04

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I found that by removing the wms layer of the ortophotos from the drop-down menu and then adding it again (same URL but renamed differently), then the ortophotos are loaded and visible on screen. Apparently this doesn't solve the problem permanently because I have to do this everytime I restart a new session (but at least it let me work).

  • Very hard to analyze this further without being able to test that WMS. Is is open for all?
    – user30184
    May 20, 2014 at 12:40

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