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Old 12-30-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Broke default theme somehow

I can't figure this out, everything checks out. My problem is that the default themes all disappeared from the appearance menu. After copying the icons and themes from /usr/share/icons and /usr/share/themes to ~/.icons/ and ~/.themes/ I have gained access to most of the stuff. Icons still not working correctly, but bits of the themes are. Permissions are all set to 755, and username:username, just like the rest of the stuff in my home folder. Certain parts of the theme are broken though. Even at the login screen

What could be wrong? Things I did to my system recently would be:
-compiled/installed atk-1.29.4 from source
-compiled/installed gtk+-2.19.2 (<--- my guess as to what the issue is).

I also installed a few other packages with apt-get, but didn't uninstall anything... I don't think so at least.

I did this so I could install a game from source, my buddy did the exact same on ubuntu 8.10 and he has no problems. Any idea how I can fix this?? Where does ubuntu store it's main default theme? The login screen is even ugly...
Old 12-31-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by hawk__0 View Post
-compiled/installed gtk+-2.19.2 (<--- my guess as to what the issue is).
Possibly a broken dependency, there. Try:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gtk
in the terminal. If that doesn't work, boot Recovery Mode, and run XFIX.

Hope this helps.


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