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Old 09-03-2005, 06:46 AM   #1
hungrigerhaifisch
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Question setting a default icon theme (gnome+fluxbox) [solved]


is it somehow possible to 'autoload' my gnome-theme-settings when I fire up my fluxbox ?

Currently, I have to open the gnome-control-center, and just click on the theme I want under the themes-setting. Then Nautilus and all other affected apps look nice again, but obviously it sucks having to do this after each and every login.

I am running a 'minimal' ubuntu setup, and have so far used fluxbox as a windowmanager.
Only recently did I install gnome, mainly because I wanted to try out nautilus, but I don't want to run metacity.

ThanX for any help

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Old 09-03-2005, 06:51 AM   #2
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You can use an app like gtk-chtheme to change your GTK theme in fluxbox. That'll stick after you logout and reboot but it won't affect your icons or anything else. That'll all I use, works great. To get everything to carry across, add this line in your .xinitrc:
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gnome-settings-daemon &
If it's not in your $PATH for whatever reason, just use the absolute path to the executable
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:11 AM   #3
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Question nearly there...

ThanX for the fast reply!

I tried what you suggested. i installed gtk-theme-switch because I couldn't find a debian package of gtk-chtheme and the source wouldn't build.
As you said, the gtk-theme now 'sticks' after reboot, but the icon-theme does not
I don't seem to have a .xinitrc file, but I created one with just the one line in it, but to no effect. I still have to fire up gnome-controll-center (which then presuemabley calls the gnome-settings-daemon... )

Any Ideas?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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Well it's probably different in Debian. ~/.Xsession maybe? Whatever file gets run when the X server starts up, or you could add an entry into ~/.fluxbox/apps, just put this on a new line.
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[startup] {/path/to/gnome-settings-daemon}
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:15 PM   #5
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Question still no luck

sadly I also don't have a .Xsession file in my home directory. Is there a file which globally sets settings for X, maybe in /etc/X11 or so?

I also could't find this "apps" file in the .fluxbox directory. I went ahead and created one though, but to no effect.
I looked in "init" and found that the path to my "apps" file is /home/myusername/.fluxbox , so in theory fluxbox should read my "apps" file. Does this file require a certain structure? Currently it consists only of the line you posted.

ThanX for any help

!!Update!!

I've found a new workaround. I added the "gnome-theme-manager" command to the "apps" file, which causes the theme manager to show up when I log in. All I need to do is exit it, and all my icons are in place.
But come on, this is Linux, there must be a better, simpler way?!?!

Does anyone know, what exactly the "gnome-theme-manager" does when it starts up. It must call some daemon or something?

ThanX

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Old 09-06-2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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Does anyone know, what exactly the "gnome-theme-manager" does when it starts up. It must call some daemon or something?
Yeah, it does... gnome-settings-daemon. Open up floxbox and don't launch the theme manager. Crack open a console and launch the settingsdaemon from there. What effect does that have? There is an easy way to fix this, I used to for like 6 months before I removed GNOME for a lighter environment.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:31 PM   #7
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Talking Success!

ok today I finally restarted my xsession (didn't want to kill the donkey...) and gues what YOU,
cs-cam, were right! ThanX for that!

After closely looking at the apps-file I created, I realised that I had put /lib/control-center/something as a path. where as, at least using Ubuntu, the path to the gnome-settings-daemon should of course be /usr/lib/and so on!

Stupid little me

Well, consider this issue finished with and thanX again.

P.S

As I mentioned earlyer, I haven't until recently installed gnome, as I too wanted a lighter environment. However, I have found to many trivial things just too time consuming, thats why I opted for a more 'complete desktop experience'

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!"
 
Old 09-12-2005, 05:39 PM   #8
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i put a script(that call the gnome-settings-deamon) in a bin path then i add a new link to this to the autostart menu in kde and it works
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