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Old 04-20-2004, 06:40 AM   #1
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MCC looks horrible


I've done a defualt install of mdk 10.0 and noticed that MCC looks horrible, is it because i haven't installed gnome that it's missing GTK libs/modules etc? anybody else notice this? i'm using 10.0 official but i dont think that makes a difference, i noticed this too in community etc.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 06:59 AM   #2
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What do you mean looks horrible, what's wrong with it?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:09 AM   #3
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the smoothness effects etc, it looks really horrible when looking at it in kde
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:42 AM   #4
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Which version of drakconf do you have? Does it look like THIS? But it should look like THIS, right?

I had this same fugly/gtk/squarish rendering happen to mcc when I upgrade from drakconf-10-9 to 10-10, 10-11, 10-12. I had been scratching my head in trying to solve this issue. Edited the gtkrc file, unistalled 10-10/10-11/10-12 and went back to an older version which didn't render mcc as fugly(10-9, which btw, didn't revert back to the nice-looking, themed mcc), and just decided to wait until they fixed it.

I had submitted a bug report to mandrakesoft bugzilla which you can see, upgrading drakconf to version 10-13 fixed it.


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Old 04-20-2004, 11:05 AM   #5
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thanks for that, i didn''t think people would understand me, my one looks like the first one, it's horrible huh
 
Old 04-20-2004, 12:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
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thanks for that, i didn''t think people would understand me, my one looks like the first one, it's horrible huh
Had to keep one eye closed whenever opening up mcc! LOL
 
Old 04-20-2004, 02:34 PM   #7
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thanks, just got the rpm and installed it, mich better looking :P
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:29 PM   #8
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Glad to help...seems strange though, that when mcc started the "uglies" and from searching the web, I couldn't find any relative info concerning anyone having this issue. I guess, they just're not as picky as we are .
 
Old 04-21-2004, 06:04 AM   #9
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I've got the same thing in 9.2, the difference is I didn't realise it was a problem until you pointed it out!
CHEERS

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Old 04-25-2004, 11:47 PM   #10
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You can vary the appearance of Mandrake Control Center and other gtk apps with gtk-theme-switch and gtk-theme-switch2. I worked it out in Mandrake 10.0 and will paste another post I made about that below.

For gtk, there is gtk-theme-switch and gtk-theme-switch2, with switch and switch2 the commands to call the respective program. For me, all the previews look alike but there are options to choose your font (a little + mark in a box at the upper right) and this might be something to try. You have to be root to change the theme of a program called as root.

Edit: I find that I have to Preview a theme/font change and OK that preview before the choice can be applied in the 'switch' programs. Also, I installed gtk-themes and did touch /root/.gtkrc when an strace switch showed switch to segfault when it could not find that file. Then, it worked.

Use switch2 to change the theme that affects Mandrake Control Center. You can open mcc to view the changes as you apply different themes. Preview the theme in switch2, select to use a certain font and preview that font, OK, then apply. You should be able to see the changes in your open program. I like the Bubbles-Revisited-GTK theme.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 07:33 AM   #11
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Thanks, I'll try that.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 09:57 AM   #12
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Mine still looks horrible when I run it under kde, which I do most of the time.
Is there anyway to get that gnome look under kde?
 
  


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