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<SOLVED> Tryed to install GTK+, now i have no text

Postby erre on Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:42 pm

Hi everybody,
today I've tried to install GTK+, downloading the 'stable' sources from here
Everything was going ok, but at some point, I noticed some windows had no titles but some squares instead, so I decided to reboot the system ( :oops: )
When the desktop showed up (I use autologin) all the text on the system had gone (almost all, firefox tabs and the webs worked well, and so did text IN emacs)
Here are some pictures:
Picture 1
Picture 2

I'd like to fix this asap as it's my only computer and I use it a lot (right now I'm running the live version of LMDE on it)
I can tell that I installed gettext, libzlib (or something similar) and all the dependencies they needed, using apt-get, apart from the sources I downloaded from gtk.org.
Also, i did a 'dpkg-reconfigure libglibc' (not exactly like that), as a previous version than the one I installed manually was already installed (anyway, the version of GTK+ i downloaded required an even newer version... that was confusing).
If there is anything else you need to know just tell me, i can use other ttys to run commands. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Here is part of my /var/log/apt/term.log --> http://pastie.org/private/zkkzkxivj0fgsendqarlw
Last edited by erre on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Tryed to install GTK+, now i have no text

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:30 pm

Some themes wont work on GTK+ that were working before...

LMDE with UPack3 had that when upgrading to UPack4 until reboot. Needed reboot only tho. Theme was redone in Upack but needed reboot to be used.

Try other themes. OR ideally get one made specifically for GTK+ :wink:

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Re: Tryed to install GTK+, now i have no text

Postby erre on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:59 pm

Hi J.Jay,
thank you for your reply, but it isn't working as theme's names are nothing but squares and the system is using the default values no matter which theme i select (same happens for the wallpaper, it's all black because it can't read the config files... T_T)

What I was trying to do is install the GTK+ libraries so I could use them to make UIs for my programs. I didn't think that could affect the desktop environment... (and I said before that text inside Firefox and Emacs was ok, but it's not in 'pluma', everything on nautilus, cinnamon menu, gnome-terminal...)
Could it all have happened when doing 'dpkg-reconfigure' to the GLib libraries or any other libraries? (I didn't even finish installing GTK+, as it needed an even higher version of GLib...)
If that's the case maybe I could remove this last version installed (2.32) and reinstall the previous version (which i don't know)?

Thank you again for your reply
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Re: Tryed to install GTK+, now i have no text

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:11 pm

Sorry if my 'confused answer' threw you off...

Meant when UPack4 came around Clem and co updated the theme to work in both GTKs but need reboot to activate. Icons (looked like blocks), text, even wallpaper (some said) were effected in update. Threw some off, till reboot where all was displayed right again. But people using non-(mint)default themes may or may not display right (even after reboot).

Anyways hope you find solution
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Re: Tryed to install GTK+, now i have no text

Postby erre on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:23 am

Thank you for your replys J.Jay, and i finally solved the problem. I patiently removed the packages I had installed, both the ones installed through apt-get and the ones installed manually (didn't ever imagine devs where so nice to include an 'uninstall' option in the makefiles... :D)
Now system is working as it did before, so I'm going to mark this as solved, but I'd appreciate if anybody could help me install the GTK+ 3 libraries (the ones for developing!!)

Thank you very much everybody
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Re: <SOLVED> Tryed to install GTK+, now i have no text

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:05 pm

erre wrote:but I'd appreciate if anybody could help me install the GTK+ 3 libraries (the ones for developing!!)

hi,
afaik you don't need manual compiling dev lib gtk3
Code: Select all
zerozero@deb-kde ~/Documents $ apt show libgtk-3-dev libgtk2.0-dev
Package: libgtk-3-dev
New: yes
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 3.4.2-4
Priority: optional
Section: libdevel
Maintainer: Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 7,948 k
Depends: libgtk-3-0 (= 3.4.2-4), gir1.2-gtk-3.0 (= 3.4.2-4), libgtk-3-common,
         libglib2.0-dev (>= 2.32.0), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev (>= 2.26.0),
         libpango1.0-dev (>= 1.30.0), libatk1.0-dev (>= 2.2.0), libcairo2-dev
         (>= 1.10.0), libx11-dev, libxext-dev, libxinerama-dev, libxi-dev,
         libxrandr-dev, libxcursor-dev, libxfixes-dev, libxcomposite-dev,
         libxdamage-dev, pkg-config (>= 0.26-1)
Suggests: libgtk-3-doc
Description: development files for the GTK+ library
 GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.
 Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from
 small one-off tools to complete application suites.
 
 This package contains the header and development files which are needed for
 building GTK+ applications.
Homepage: http://www.gtk.org/

Package: libgtk2.0-dev
New: yes
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 2.24.10-2
Priority: optional
Section: libdevel
Maintainer: Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 18.9 M
Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.24.10-2), libgtk2.0-common, libglib2.0-dev (>=
         2.27.3), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev (>= 2.21.0), libpango1.0-dev (>= 1.20),
         libatk1.0-dev (>= 1.29.2), libcairo2-dev (>= 1.6.4-6.1), libx11-dev (>=
         2:1.0.0-6), libxext-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-2), libxinerama-dev (>=
         1:1.0.1-4.1), libxi-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-4), libxrandr-dev (>= 2:1.2.99),
         libxcursor-dev, libxfixes-dev (>= 1:3.0.0-3), libxcomposite-dev (>=
         1:0.2.0-3), libxdamage-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-3), pkg-config (>= 0.26-1),
         libxml2-utils
Recommends: python (>= 2.4), debhelper
Suggests: libgtk2.0-doc
Replaces: gir-repository-dev
Description: development files for the GTK+ library
 GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.
 Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from
 small one-off tools to complete application suites.
 
 This package contains the header files and static libraries which are needed
 for developing GTK+ applications.
Homepage: http://www.gtk.org/


they should be in your repos (as long as you have deb-src)
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Re: <SOLVED> Tryed to install GTK+, now i have no text

Postby erre on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:44 pm

Thank you very much zerozero, you made me very happy :D
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