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Old 11-29-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Question Theme - Window Manager Gone Wild


I don't know how to explain the image but to attach a screen shot. Basically the windows and icons become rough , don't reflect the Themes Icons and look like something from Windoze 3.1.

The problem intermittently happens. I am currently running Linux Mint 10 but I also dabbled in Debian for a bit prior and I had the same issue but that started from the install. I could not figure it out so I went back to Linux Mint.

Any thoughts where to start ?
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:11 AM   #2
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Hello jv2112,

When I used pcmanfm with fvwm2 I once had a similar problem. The solution in this case was to edit the file .gtkrc-2.0 and insert a line
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gtk-icon-theme-name = "YourIconTheme"
where you'll have to insert an iconthemename which is really installed on your computer.

If this is not the solution for you problem, please tell us which WM and wich filemanager you're using!

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Old 11-30-2010, 04:59 AM   #3
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What theme is it? How did you install it?

There is something called gtk-engine and it's what a certain theme need so that it can be applied properly.

For example here's the Equinox engine. Note that engine is one and theme another thing. Window manager is third thing, like Metacity.

Always follow instructions how to install certain theme, but usually it's better to first install icons then the rest.

You can read this for start.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 05:15 AM   #4
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All,

Thank You for the replies.

These are all the Linux Mint & Debian(when I tried) defaults.


Theme ->Mint X Metal (Default) -> No change if I switch

Windows Manager Compiz -> Tried switching to Metacity and same issue


I also tried removing & reinstalling the video driver and it was hit or miss. Worked for a little while then went back to my issue. Running a Nvidia 9800 GT / Recomened Driver by OS (260.19.06)

markush,

I can't seem to find .gtkrc-2.0. Is that specific to your Windows Manager ?


Anybody,

Any other ideas ?


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Old 11-30-2010, 05:27 AM   #5
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...markush,

I can't seem to find .gtkrc-2.0. Is that specific to your Windows Manager ?...
no, in my case it was specific for pcmanfm wich is a filemanager built on the gtk library. When using pcmanfm without gnome one has to create the .gtkrc-2.0 file. But with your addational informations I think this is not relevant for you.

Markus
 
Old 11-30-2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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Since you're using compiz, try installing the emerald and emerald-themes packages. Together, they should allow you to get a much better-looking compiz theme that what is shown in your attached image.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 05:39 PM   #7
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So, how did you install Nvidia driver? Can you use the Desktop Cube plugin in Compiz? Is Compiz default WM in Linux Mint?

What do you get when you run:
Code:
compiz --replace
Code:
lspci -v -s `lspci | awk '/VGA/{print $1}'`
And post the output of:
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gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
 
  


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