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Mint 17 - Unable to change Icons

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:13 am
by ThatDedmanFellow
Hello,

I'm currently running Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon) on a laptop (system details below), and while the OS itself is perfectly stable, there is something odd going on with the Icons. They appear to have reverted to one of the stock icon packs - I'm not entirely sure which, but it certainly isn't the usual Linux Mint one (I have used other versions of Mint in the past).

I've tried changing the icon through the Theme menu, but with no luck so far (see screenshot below). This includes changing it with and without a reboot.

Is there any way to force the Icons to refresh, or am I stuck with these?

Thanks in advance,
ThatDedmanFellow
System:
Host: dedmanfamily-AMILO-Xi-3670 Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana
Machine: System: FUJITSU SIEMENS product: AMILO Xi 3670 version: No
Mobo: FUJITSU SIEMENS model: XY682 version: 0.4 Bios: Phoenix version: 1.0H-1646-0025 date: 11/03/2009
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8700 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10108.4
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 2533.00 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA G96M [GeForce GT 130M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.15.1 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1680x945@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 130M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 331.38 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-24-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e ver: 2.3.2-k port: 1820 bus-ID: 00:19.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (6.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MJA2500B size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 118G used: 33G (29%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 58.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:60C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 170 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 1028.5/3886.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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Re: Mint 17 - Unable to change Icons

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:59 pm
by jungle_boy
Where you downloaded this theme of icons (numix)?, I can't find it.

I found GTK X.X theme/style, not icon theme.

Re: Mint 17 - Unable to change Icons

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:38 pm
by ThatDedmanFellow
jungle_boy wrote:Where you downloaded this theme of icons (numix)?, I can't find it.

I found GTK X.X theme/style, not icon theme.
deviantART, link can be found here

Re: Mint 17 - Unable to change Icons

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:17 pm
by jungle_boy
I installed Numix icons theme following Deviantart instructions,

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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme-circle
It's working well, look:

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I am using Mint-X controls.

Re: Mint 17 - Unable to change Icons

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:05 pm
by kyphi
@ OP
There is something awry with your display. Open a terminal and type: nemo -q
then close the terminal and click on "Files" in your main menu to re-open nemo.

Did you install the nvidia driver and then remove it?

Re: Mint 17 - Unable to change Icons

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:49 am
by Gameranand
kyphi wrote:@ OP
There is something awry with your display. Open a terminal and type: nemo -q
then close the terminal and click on "Files" in your main menu to re-open nemo.

Did you install the nvidia driver and then remove it?
Thanks a ton. It worked for me. :)

And what does that command do exactly. Restart Nemo ??

Re: Mint 17 - Unable to change Icons

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:46 pm
by kyphi
This thread is almost 2 years old.

nemo -q means quit nemo. Clicking on Files restarts nemo.

Read more about nemo in the manual when you type

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man nemo
in a terminal.