[SOLVED]: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
aer0usa
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:28 am

[SOLVED]: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby aer0usa » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:53 pm

Edit: SOLVED. TL;DR: I broke it. I had downloaded a theme that asked me to run a script to install it. That script most likely borked the existing themes. How to fix it? I backed up my files and re-installed Linux Mint (I switched to Linux Mint 18 just for fun). I should have known better. Kids, be smart: don't run strange scripts.

Hi,

The subject line sums it up. In System Settings > Themes, I don't see the Mint-X options under Window Borders or Controls. They still seem to be there for Icons.

I had been trying some new themes, installing them in ~/.themes so I may have stepped on something.

The Mint-X files still seem to exist in /usr/share/themes

I marked mint-x-icons and mint-themes-gtk3, but no joy

Any ideas? Any other paths or logs I should look at?

Thanks in advance!
Last edited by aer0usa on Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.

richhunn
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:34 pm

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby richhunn » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:41 pm

Similar issue with Wallpaper choices, selected proper folder which is shown but contents are not. Select "change background" and it goes to proper
screen with no choices shown. This happened after the 3.2.1 Cinnamon upgrade, worked fine before.

JosephM
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 735
Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 6:25 pm

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby JosephM » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:31 pm

richhunn wrote:Similar issue with Wallpaper choices, selected proper folder which is shown but contents are not. Select "change background" and it goes to proper
screen with no choices shown. This happened after the 3.2.1 Cinnamon upgrade, worked fine before.

This is a known issue and someone has already done a fix for it. Hopefully it will go out to LMDE users soon.

aer0usa wrote:Hi,

The subject line sums it up. In System Settings > Themes, I don't see the Mint-X options under Window Borders or Controls. They still seem to be there for Icons.

I had been trying some new themes, installing them in ~/.themes so I may have stepped on something.

The Mint-X files still seem to exist in /usr/share/themes

I marked mint-x-icons and mint-themes-gtk3, but no joy

Any ideas? Any other paths or logs I should look at?

Thanks in advance!

Could you try running

Code: Select all

cinnamon-settings themes

in a terminal and see if it shows any errors?
When I give opinions, they are my own. Not necessarily those of any other Linux Mint developer or the Linux Mint project as a whole.

richhunn
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:34 pm

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby richhunn » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:28 pm

Joseph, thanks for the prompt reply, appreciate the response.

aer0usa
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:28 am

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby aer0usa » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:29 pm

JosephM wrote:Could you try running

Code: Select all

cinnamon-settings themes

in a terminal and see if it shows any errors?

Thanks JosephM! I tried that, but it didn't show any error.

99+1
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:38 pm

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby 99+1 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:02 pm

JosephM wrote:
richhunn wrote:Similar issue with Wallpaper choices, selected proper folder which is shown but contents are not. Select "change background" and it goes to proper
screen with no choices shown. This happened after the 3.2.1 Cinnamon upgrade, worked fine before.

This is a known issue and someone has already done a fix for it. Hopefully it will go out to LMDE users soon.


This errors goes on background configuration...

Code: Select all

cinnamon-settings backgrounds
Loading Backgrounds module
Failed to convert /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/ajilden_blossom.jpg: width

(cinnamon-settings.py:21043): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon pan-down-symbolic-ltr of size 16 is in an icon theme directory of size 128
Failed to convert /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/anieto2k_hot_balloon_trip.jpg: width
Failed to convert /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/arestifo_hill.jpg: width
Failed to convert /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/capelli_ears_of_corn.jpg: width
Failed to convert /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/capelli_lilium.jpg: width
Failed to convert /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/dmarcu_romania.jpg: width
Failed to convert /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/dvancea_brecon_beacons.jpg: width
...
...


Problem is only on thumbnails generation, when you choose slideshow on selected folder, it works.
However, I can't select picture for wallpaper.

I can't find fix for this in forums.

JosephM
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 735
Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 6:25 pm

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby JosephM » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:30 pm

The fix for the backgrounds issue should come via the update manager. You won't find a fix in the forums.
When I give opinions, they are my own. Not necessarily those of any other Linux Mint developer or the Linux Mint project as a whole.

UliBär
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:46 am

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby UliBär » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:57 pm

Could this be related?
viewtopic.php?f=238&t=233997

I also can't change the background picture, because there are no thumbnails to choose from...

User avatar
Crewp
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2520
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:36 pm
Location: Connecticut,USA

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby Crewp » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:16 pm

UliBär wrote:Could this be related?
viewtopic.php?f=238&t=233997

I also can't change the background picture, because there are no thumbnails to choose from...


You can find all your background pictures if you open Nemo, or whatever file browser you are using, then click on file system, then click on usr, then click share, then click on backgrounds. Your pictures are there.
Image

99+1
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:38 pm

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby 99+1 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:05 pm

for wallpaper problem - resolved by today's update. All Cinnamon components on version 3.2.2

aer0usa
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:28 am

Re: LMDE2, Cinnamon 3.2, Mint-X window and controls themes missing?

Postby aer0usa » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:21 pm

Back to the original question: Still no joy. How can I do a complete reset on Cinnamon? Thx!
Edit: I got the 3.2.2 update too, but still no joy.


Return to “Software & Applications”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest