DarkRoom theme no longer dark!

Bug #293482 reported by Martin-Éric Racine on 2008-11-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Settings Daemon
New
Undecided
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human-theme (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: human-theme

Since a couple of releases, the DarkRoom theme no longer applies the dark GTK2 background color. Now, having tried what's in intrepid-proposed, even the thumbnail in GNOME's appearance capplet misses the GTK2 colors.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
Package: human-theme 0.28.6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: human-theme
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i586

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thanks. Could you please post a screenshot? And could you also please try with a new user account to see if something in your profile is broken?

Thanks in advance

Changed in human-theme:
status: New → Incomplete
Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

I tried with a new account. As you can see, GTK2 preferences fail to apply even for the default Human theme: the window frame is blue instead of caramel.

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :
Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Wow, that looks pretty weird. I have never heard of this problem from anyone else though...not sure what is causing this. My guess is that there is some strange happening from updating again and again from an early alpha or such.

Everything has seemed to incorporate blue.

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin-Éric Racine <email address hidden>
Sent: November 4, 2008 8:04 AM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 293482] Re: DarkRoom theme no longer dark!

** Attachment added: "DarkRoom_bug.png"
   http://launchpadlibrarian.net/19337919/DarkRoom_bug.png

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DarkRoom theme no longer dark!
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Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Adam, are you reporting what you see in that screenshot or what you see on your system?

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

I get the same problem on both of my Intrepid hosts. One is a fresh
install, the other an upgrade from Hardy.

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Kenneth Wimer <email address hidden> wrote:
> Wow, that looks pretty weird. I have never heard of this problem from
> anyone else though...not sure what is causing this. My guess is that
> there is some strange happening from updating again and again from an
> early alpha or such.

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Best Regards,
Martin-Éric

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Can anyone confirm this behavior? (Martin, not saying you are wrong, just wondering why nobody else has mentioned this as it seems to be a very apparent, easy to notice bug)

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Martin, are you using the same home directory for the users? i.e. is there something in your .themes dir which would set these colors?

Adam Del Vecchio (tux.ice) wrote :

Kenneth, the screenshot, however i have th .gtkrc for the bug screenshot of the blue human located on my laptop. I obtained this file by messing with gtkrc, do YOU want it?

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Wimer <email address hidden>
Sent: November 4, 2008 10:34 AM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 293482] Re: DarkRoom theme no longer dark!

Adam, are you reporting what you see in that screenshot or what you see
on your system?

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Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Not sure I get your point...why would I want a gtkrc with different colors defined?

Adam Del Vecchio (tux.ice) wrote :

Just to see if there are any colors/variables that are mis-defined

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Wimer <email address hidden>
Sent: November 4, 2008 12:04 PM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 293482] Re: DarkRoom theme no longer dark!

Not sure I get your point...why would I want a gtkrc with different
colors defined?

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Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

Just to confirm: in my case, there is NO .gtkrc in my home directory,
so the GNOME theme chooser should just work.

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

This sounds like a problem with the gnome-settings-daemon, not the human theme or darkroom theme, otherwise this would affect more people

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

I would normally tend to agree that gnome-settings-daemon is most
likely the real cause, since it's already causing problems whenever
returning from sleep/hibernate on my laptop since "upgrading" it to
Intrepid. However, my "always-on" desktop (also on Intrepid)
experiences the same problems too, so I'm really not sure what to
think anymore.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Martin,

Would you mind trying to see if your guest user account (or another fresh user profile) experiences the same issue. I'm struggling to reproduce this.

Pau (shadow-pmp) wrote :

> From: <email address hidden>> To: <email address hidden>> Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 18:14:31 +0000> Subject: [Bug 293482] Re: DarkRoom theme no longer dark!> > Martin,> > Would you mind trying to see if your guest user account (or another> fresh user profile) experiences the same issue. I'm struggling to> reproduce this.> > -- > DarkRoom theme no longer dark!> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/293482> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu> Artwork Team, which is subscribed to human-theme in ubuntu.i ve don't got any problem with this aplication
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Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Martin, if you are running compiz on those machines try turning it off and see what happens...there is also a bug in the nvidia drivers for some cards which causes strange effects.

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

I get the same result with or without Compiz. As I already said, the
fresh account experiences the same issue too.

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Kenneth Wimer wrote:
> Martin, if you are running compiz on those machines try turning it off
> and see what happens...there is also a bug in the nvidia drivers for
> some cards which causes strange effects.

Marques Johansson (marques) wrote :

I have a similar problem in Jaunty my theme not displaying correctly. When I use the 'guest' account everything is fine. gnome-settings-daemon is failing to load for me - and that is surely the cause of the theme problem here. I can't determine why gnome-settings-daemon isn't loading though, because --debug doesn't output anything and the process silently fails to start.

After reading this bug report I decided to investigate: (with strace -ff gnome-settings-daemon)
[pid 18991] open("/home/mjohansson/.config/monitors.xml", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 15
[pid 18991] fstat64(15, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=479, ...}) = 0
[pid 18991] read(15, "<monitors version=\"1\">\n <configu"..., 479) = 479
[pid 18991] close(15) = 0
[pid 18991] --- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) ---
Process 18991 detached
<... read resumed> ""..., 1) = 0
--- SIGCHLD (Child exited) @ 0 (0) ---
exit_group(0) = ?
mjohansson@bang:~$ cat /home/mjohansson/.config/monitors.xml
<monitors version="1">
  <configuration>
      <clone>no</clone>
      <output name="VGA">
          <vendor>DEL</vendor>
          <product>0xa00a</product>
          <serial>0x43414a58</serial>
          <width>1280</width>
          <height>1024</height>
          <rate>75</rate>
          <x>0</x>
          <y>0</y>
          <rotation>normal</rotation>
          <reflect_x>no</reflect_x>
          <reflect_y>no</reflect_y>
      </output>
  </configuration>
</monitors>
mjohansson@bang:~$ rm /home/mjohansson/.config/monitors.xml
mjohansson@bang:~$ gnome-settings-daemon # This time it started, and the theme was modified to look the way it should.

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

Returning to this issue for Jaunty, I find that I *still* cannot get the theme to apply properly, with or without Compiz. Worse, while it used to be that the GTK2 component would apply at least some of the time, now neither the window manager theme or the the GTK2 components apply correctly.

dbreton (dmbreton) wrote :

I am also having this problem.

It seems to be associated to when I installed and then uninstalled "gtk-chtheme". The default ubunutu theme manager does not change everything when a change themes, but if I reinstall "gtk-chtheme" and change the theme in both the default theme manager and the chtheme manger, everything looks good.

Are you guys experiencing the same behavior?

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

Here, what I noticed is that the GTK2 behavior has changed, WRT how global themes are treated. Previously, whatever was defined in /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc acted as a global fallback theme to use. Recently, the behavior seems to have changed to make it a hard override for the user themes defined via gconf, which effectively prevents the user form selecting the theme of their choice via the GNOME Appearance preferences. If the content of that global gtkrc is commented out or the file renamed to e.g. gtkrc.bak, then the user can choose their favorite theme again.

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

Chris, what shall we do with this bug?

Grzegorz G. (grzesiek1e5) wrote :

Well, now Ubuntu uses GTK3 themes and GTK2 acts only as fallback. I think this bug is outdated and should be marked as invalid or something, in order to clean bugs up a bit.

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