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Old 03-24-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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GNOME Issues

I installed the AfterStep WM the other day, just to see what it was like, and after toying around with it for a couple of days, I decided I didn't like it. So, I proceed to uninstall it. I go back to using GNOME, and all the colours are changed! The colours that were changed (and I can't figure out how to change back) are the window borders, buttons,'s all this gross purple-ish gray colour.

How do I change the colours back to the way they were before?

I've tried to change the theme, and such, but to no avail. Also, I went into all my other window managers, and they're all changed to this gross-purply colour (KDE, Enlightenment...all of them - I don't use them, but other people use KDE and Enlightenment instead of GNOME in my house).
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Check /usr/share/X11/ for rgb or rgb.txt, and the modification date on the file. If it's about the time you tried AfterStep, perhaps you did something to change the rgb definition file, the file that defines the RGB values of "named" colors.

Also, check /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see where X11 is looking for the rgb definition file. You might also check the X11 version number (the first line in the log file) and consider that version 7 is the latest release.
Old 03-30-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
I scanned through the file [rgb.txt], and everything seemed alright, the modification time roughly matches the date I installed linux on my machine, so I'm assuming that AfterStep hasn't touched the file.

My X11 version is up to date, so there shouldn't be an issue there.

I'm thinking it might have something to do with a GTKrc file or something like that...because only my GNOME apps are coloured differently.


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