Errors #2044/#2036 loading image in Flex with Loader object

I ran into a situation that had me pulling my hair out a little this weekend and the solution ended up being very simple.  I thought I would share in case someone runs into the same situation.
I had some simple code to load an image using the Loader object.  Here is a simplified version of the code:
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx=”” layout=”absolute” creationComplete=”init()”>
private var imgLoader:Loader;
private function init():void{
imgLoader = new Loader();
imgLoader.load(new URLRequest(encodeURI(“testImages/test1.jpg”)));
private function imageLoaded(e:Event):void{
img1.source = e.currentTarget.content;
<mx:Image x=”83″ y=”74″ id=”img1″/>
I added the “testimages” directory to the project with the “test1.jpg” file in that folder and tested it.  In worked great.  So, I built my release version and uploaded it to my server to test.  But on executing it I get the following error message:
Error #2044: Unhandled IOErrorEvent:. text=Error #2036: Load Never Completed.
What the heck?  Everything works fine running locally, permissions seem to be ok.
for (i=0; i<15 minutes; i++){
I finally figured out my problem.  The “testimages” folder needed to be the “testImages” folder (notice the capitalized ‘I’).  It was working fine locally because I am on windows where the paths are case-insensitive.  But when I uploaded it to my case-sensitive Linux server, the penguin would not excuse my sloppiness.
So, I renamed the folder and everything worked like a dream.  Hope this helps someone.

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