SOLVED - Kdenlive issue in Cinnamon 3.4.6

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SOLVED - Kdenlive issue in Cinnamon 3.4.6

Post by LK51 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:49 pm

Im thinking this may be an issue running kdenlive under Cinnamon DE, but if I’m way off base on that please advise. Running Cinnamon 3.4.6 on LM 18.2 and kdenlive version 17.04.3.

I really enjoy using kdenlive video editor and have for a while through several version of Mint. However I started having an issue after upgrading to LM 18.2. All works well unless I choose to use the “Breeze Dark” theme in kdenlive. Looking at the render dialog box using that theme leaves me with a white font on a white background for the “Output file” option, which is virtually unreadable unless I click and drag to highlight the text (see attached screenshot). I prefer to use the dark theme as it is much easier on my eyes when I have very long editing sessions.

I’ve tired selecting various “themes” and “styles” in the kdenlive setting menu without success
I’ve also tried various other “fixes” including using the current repository version of kdenlive (16.08.2 if I recall correctly) and a couple of previous versions as well. I’ve also tried several desktop themes including the OS default, all to no avail.

After a good bit of “googling” I haven’t been able to find any mention of this from other kdenlive or Mint users, and am hoping that someone here may have a suggestion to correct this. Will include inifx below. Thanks for taking the time to look at this...

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System:    Host: OptiPlex7010 Kernel: 4.10.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7010 v: 01
           Mobo: Dell model: 0V8WGR v: A00 Bios: Dell v: A08 date: 09/19/2012
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-3550S (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 23945
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 3445 MHz 2: 1763 MHz 3: 1630 MHz
           4: 1816 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Desktop
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-37-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: 90:b1:1c:73:95:84
           Card-2: Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
           driver: rtl8192cu usb-ID: 003-002
           IF: wlx74da38625a46 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 128.0GB (12.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: PLEXTOR_PX size: 128.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 114G used: 12G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 1:31 Memory: 1126.8/7864.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: SOLVED - Kdenlive issue in Cinnamon 3.4.6

Post by LK51 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:58 pm

Found a work around for this issue...

After playing with a lot of combination of themes, I found the control theme "Mint-Y-Dark" provides the black text necessary to see the "Output file" information against a white background. While not my favorite control theme, this is an acceptable compromise for me to make Kdenlive Dark Theme usable.

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Re: SOLVED - Kdenlive issue in Cinnamon 3.4.6

Post by BG405 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:24 pm

Thanks for posting this! I had the same issue a while back (albeit with LM17.3 Cinnamon + dark theme) but didn't pursue it at the time as I use Kdenlive on my KDE machine(s). It's given me the incentive to look in to it more closely as am likely to want to run Kdenlive on Cinnamon in future.
Dell Inspiron 1525 - LM17.3 CE 64-------------------Acer D255E 2GB - Manjaro KDE, LM17.3 KDE 32
Toshiba NB305 - Manjaro KDE------------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M - LM18.2 KDE 64 ----Dell PII 350 64MB - Puppy 4.3 & Win98-SE

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