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Old 07-14-2004, 01:24 PM   #1
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Gnome 2.6 Theme Manager got mad!

after I've installed some new themes for Gnome 2.6, my gnome-theme-manager suddenly got mad. I mean, I can't see the themes' thumbnails (there's a big "?" instead) and the window is full of graphical bugs.
The only thing I obtained was this (launching it from the console):
[d1s4st3r(/dev/pts/6)]:~$ gnome-theme-manager
*** attempt to put segment in horiz list twice
*** attempt to put segment in horiz list twice
Document is empty
what does this mean?
I wanna try out my new themes!!!
Thanks a lot byez
Old 07-14-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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Gnome and Kde

They are both a little broken right now as far as I can tell. My kde icons look all shi**y and so do the gnome icons. There seems to be an upgrade going on and not everything has rolled over yet. I know I got a big gnome update the other night that made my stuff " mad " as well. If you try and apt-get install gnome on sid it gives an error that not all dependecies are available. Have you tried an apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade? I am assuming you are using either sarge or sid since it's gnome 2.6. I can say that currently on sid and gnome 2.6 my themes are working and I can go in and select what themes I want. It sounds like your gnome is missing some libs somewhere. Try dist-upgrade and see what it does for you. Just fyi mine also says the same about the attempt to put segment in horiz list twice... my themes still show though.

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Old 07-15-2004, 02:50 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm running Debian Sid, but I'd better not to try "apt-get dist-upgrade" to avoid terrible dependencies problems and ugly unstable packages.
I know Gnome 2.6 says there are broken dependencies and missing libs while attempting to download it (due to too much up-to-date packages), so I manually downloaded and installed the requested packages from the official FTP Debian server.
The odd thing is that the first time I launched Gnome (and for a few days afeter that) themes worked fine, no problems at all.
Then, after installing new ones (with the root user in "/usr/share/themes" with the right permissions, so all the system users can use them), the bugs came out!
Please note that if I click randomly inside of the thumbnails area (where annoying graphical bugs rule), I can still select the themes (and they apparently work), but I can't see what I choose (and neither the icons nor the window borders).
Well... I think I'm gonna reinstall the Gnome Theme Manager!

PS: I installed Gnome 2.6 via APT from the "experimental" (not "unstable") package side!
Old 07-15-2004, 07:35 PM   #4
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I was going to suggest that myself. I did not understand that you did your upgrade manually so that could have botched something up. What distro are you using? It sounds like woody but I am assuming there. I do not personally suggest mixing the different distro's. You are bound to get a really broken apt eventually. I would say try and find a backport rather than apt-get install gnome/experimental or by doing it your way and installing manually. is a great place to search for such backports. Good luck and let me know what you do to get it fixed up. If I can help anymore just ask away.
Old 08-01-2004, 03:23 PM   #5
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Talking Solution for icons trouble

Just install the package hicolor-icon-theme-0.5-noarch-1, or whatelse is for your system.
I'm using Slackware, and with the swaret just type swaret -- install hicolor-icon-theme-0.5-noarch-1.



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