Cinnamon : Unable to change icon theme, etc

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Cinnamon : Unable to change icon theme, etc

Postby Jenia on Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:49 am

I have this problem occasionally when starting my LMDE laptop...
Cinnamon starts with the wrong icon theme, and changing the icon theme has no effect. The font for filenames is black instead of white, and some other options cease to function. For example I cannot use the touchpad to click, even if the option to allow it is ticked.

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I'm pretty sure this isn't fallback mode, but just in case,
inxi -SGx outputs this:
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Kernel 3.11-2-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Distro LinuxMint 1 debian
Graphics:  Card NVIDIA GT218M [GeForce 310M] X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer GeForce 310M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version 3.3.0 NVIDIA 331.20 Direct Rendering Yes


Any ideas on how to fix this?

EDIT: Oh, and the printscreen key won't work under this condition, either. I used GIMP to take that screenshot.
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Re: Cinnamon : Unable to change icon theme, etc

Postby Jenia on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:54 am

This might be relevant:

if I do "cinnamon-settings-daemon" I get the following:
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[1386229862,000,xklavier.c:xkl_engine_start_listen/]    The backend does not require manual layout management - but it is provided by the application

(cinnamon-settings-daemon:8886): keyboard-plugin-WARNING **: Failed to set the keyboard layouts: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such method `SetXKeyboardLayouts'
[1386229862,000,gkbd-status.c:gkbd_status_set_current_page_for_group/]    Page for group 0 is not ready
[1386229862,000,gkbd-status.c:gkbd_status_set_current_page_for_group/]    Page for group 0 is not ready
[1386229862,000,gkbd-status.c:gkbd_status_set_current_page_for_group/]    Page for group 0 is not ready

(cinnamon-settings-daemon:8886): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid uninstantiatable type `(null)' in cast to `GtkStatusIcon'
Segmentation fault


And the following appears in my syslog:
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cinnamon-session[8730]: dconf-CRITICAL: unable to create directory '/run/user/1000/dconf': Permission denied.  dconf will not work properly.
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Re: Cinnamon : Unable to change icon theme, etc

Postby clem on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:44 am

Hi,

Just a quick word to let you know we're working on fixing this now.
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Re: Cinnamon : Unable to change icon theme, etc

Postby clem on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:51 am

As a temp workaround, go to Regional settings and keyboard layouts, and make sure only keyboard layout is defined.
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