[MintKDE] GTK themes broken; everything is black [SOLVED]

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[MintKDE] GTK themes broken; everything is black [SOLVED]

Postby mintuser on Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:59 pm

exmaple: http://i.imgur.com/i8GDB.png

This makes nearly all GTK themes completely unuseable, which really sucks because I still use some of them (firefox and thunderbird come immediately to mind). I tried changing the theme via KDE's control center (no effect) and with gtk-chtheme (which changed the button shapes and things like that, but everything was still black).

Any ideas? This problem occured when I installed anthy and ibus and rebooted, but I doubt that installing those programs are related to this problem.
Last edited by mintuser on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: [MintKDE] GTK themes broken; everything is black

Postby xenopeek on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:55 pm

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Re: [MintKDE] GTK themes broken; everything is black

Postby bu99zy on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:52 pm

Try installing kcm-gtk and using that to change the theme.

So, kcm-gtk edits the file ~/.gtkrc-2.0-kde4 file, but gtk looks for setting info in ~/.gtkrc-2.0

this is easily solved by creating a symlink. Basically, run this command in your terminal:


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ln ~/.gtkrc-2.0-kde4 ~/.gtkrc-2.0


http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=48790
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Re: [MintKDE] GTK themes broken; everything is black

Postby mintuser on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:23 pm

Fixed the problem by upgrading to kde 4.8 using the backport ppa. It'll probably break every future update, but whatever. Thanks for your help.
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Re: [MintKDE] GTK themes broken; everything is black [SOLVED

Postby jaco123 on Wed May 09, 2012 11:45 am

Fixed the problem by upgrading to kde 4.8 using the backport ppa.


Ths worked for me. Being a n00b, I followed these instructions:

http://jaisejames.wordpress.com/2012/01 ... r-kubuntu/
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