kubuntu-desktop install mangles the gnome theme

Bug #39679 reported by Henrik Nilsen Omma
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kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a fairly standard dapper ubuntu install. I decided to to install kubuntu-desktop to have a look (looks nice btw). However, doing so caused the gnome default setup (Human theme, etc.) to be largely hijacked by the default kubuntu one, including icons, widgets and menu highlights. Konqueror is now the default browser, etc. Some apps like Firefox and Nautilus are affected but others like Synaptic are not.

So I understand that kubuntu-desktop is a meta-package that not only installs the kubuntu software but also sets the various kubuntu artwork defaults. The 'right thing to do' might have been to install various KDE applications directly without installing kubuntu-desktop, but the latter is the easiest and many people will do just that.

FYI, I also tried to change the display settings while in kubuntu but subsequently replaced xorg.conf with an older copy.

Tags: dapper eol
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Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

Uninstalling gtk2-engines-gtk-qt reverts the behaviour, as expected. However, I think it would be better to ask the user if this is what he/she because it makes the gnome system seem broken. Ideally, the gtk apps should get the KDE look when run from KDE but not when run in gnome.

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Dennis Kaarsemaker (dennis) wrote : Re: [Bug 39679] Re: kubuntu-desktop install mangles the gnome theme

 status Rejected

Hi Henrik,

This bug has been filed quite a few times already, gtk2-engines-qt is
quite broken :(

Changed in kubuntu-meta:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
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Damiön la Bagh (kat-amsterdam) wrote :

"gtk2-engines-qt is
quite broken"

if it's broken then it needs fixing. This is not a reason for rejecting or invalidating this issue.

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
tags: added: dapper eol
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Scarlett Gately Moore (scarlettmoore) wrote :

First Dapper is EOL. Second the original problem is installed kubuntu-desktop inside a full installation. This should now create a new session to login, if not a new bug needs to be created with a supported release. If gtk2-engines-qt is still broken then it needs to be filed under that project. Thank you.

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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