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Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby Schoelje on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:55 pm

I installed KDE on LMDE and have this strange issue:
Whenever I logout to KDM and login again (any user) all GTK aps aren't painted right: the windows are littered with black squares (the black text in them is rather hard to read). Especially Thunderbird, Chromium, Gimp, Synaptic have problems.

Better to show it in a picture:
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Funny thing though: when I run any LibreOffice app, the above mentioned apps look fine again.

Did anyone had something similar?
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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby abnvolk on Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:18 pm

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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby zerozero on Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:41 pm

yeahh i see the same issue but only on a logout/login (and only noticed that in FF).
interested in a fix as well :?
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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby Schoelje on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:27 pm

@zerozero: the link abnvolk posted suggests that this odd behavior is solved in KDE 4.8.
I'm going to try that out when I'm back from holidays.
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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby zerozero on Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:03 pm

Schoelje,
the system i'm talking about was updated to testing, so i'm in 4.8.3 atm. the solution is elsewhere, but until the weekend i have no time to hack around :roll:
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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:08 am

@zerozero
Could you post your sources.list?
That way I'll be able to reproduce what you've found.
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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby zerozero on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:56 am

sure, not a problem
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zerozero@deb-kde ~ $ inxi -Srxxx
System:    Host: deb-kde Kernel: 3.2.0-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
           Desktop: KDE 4.8.4 (Qt 4.8.2) info: plasma-desktop dm: kdm Distro: Linux Mint Debian Edition
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo
           deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free
           deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free
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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:18 pm

Check!
I'm going to look into this as soon as I can.
I think that when we solve this issue we'll have a really nice unofficial LMDE KDE.
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Re: Bizarre GTK refresh problem

Postby Schoelje on Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:28 am

I created a symlink like dvchench suggested (viewtopic.php?f=56&t=48790):
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ln ~/.gtkrc-2.0-kde4 ~/.gtkrc-2.0

and this issue did not accur anymore with KDE 4.7

By placing the symlink in /etc/skel any new user does not suffer the same issue.

Can anyone confirm this?
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