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Old 01-24-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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gtk2 themes error


i am using vec 4.0 and fluxbox 0.9.8. I can use gtk1 and gtk+ (i think) themes just fine with

switch

however, when i try to use gtk2 themes with

switch2

i get an error

Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap"

basically, i can see in the preview for each theme that the colours work but the pixmaps don't. what's wrong?

i generally don't understand this engines business with gtk. I understand that the engines are plugins for gtk1 and gtk2 that allow it to display themes in a slightly different way.

i would like to use the smooth theme engine and xfce engine also but as gtk2 doesn't seem to be working properly i thought it best to sort that first.

any help please. it's a dumb problem and annoying me!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:54 PM   #2
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well do you actually have the pixmap engine installed? i have no idea what they really do either.... the pixmap engine controls the images (i assume) yet the other engines appear to be specific to a theme....
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:42 PM   #3
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i am deeply suspicious that i do not have the engine installed but i have *no* idea. works fine and dandy with gtk1 themes pixmaps and all. But the gtk2 pixmap engine maybe different. glad i'm not the only one that finds it a bit confusing!

just discovered there is a pixmaps-qt engine. i was saying early about how firebird was such a neat well organised project - gtk is the antithesis of firebird Talk about spread to the four winds!

i just almost got a googlewhack searching for stuff! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

is there a gtk expert out there?! B)

hold the phone....

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gtk-engines/2.2/

is gtk+ gtk1 plus a bit

or

is gtk+ actually the same as gtk2

could it be a bit more confusing or am i just being really unlucky with my google searches?

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Old 01-24-2004, 04:54 PM   #4
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still think that's me...! i know parts the gtk api backwards (http://acidrip.sf.net) but themes do suck... install the rpm (or whatever Vector uses) for the pixmap engine and you should be fine
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:56 PM   #5
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gtk+ is gtk1... or rather gtk1 doesn't exist... it's real name is gtk+. you can then get very confused whem you find the c++ bindings for gtk+ are called gtk--... i guess gtk+++ would be far too confusing... and invalid c code too....

gtk2 is another planet altogether.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 05:34 PM   #6
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confusing.

sorted it. follow vectorites, actually there is prolly a package in teh vector source, i never think to check, anyway. Download these puppies:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sourc...-2.2.0.tar.bz2

and run configure as

./configure --prefix=/usr/X11R6/

and you should be able to use basic gtk2 themes

most prolly know that but i am happy.

by the way - if you goof up and make install something to the wrong place (i.e. you get --prefix= wrong three times) does make uninstall delete it again?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:08 PM   #7
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there's is a lovely package sitting in vector soho 4 testing *sigh*! oh well i learned a lot about gtk!

i installed smooth and xfce engines from source - weird tho - compiled smooth with gtk+ support but i have no gtk2 support - do i have to compile twice? seems unlikely...
 
  


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