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Here is the issue. simple to the point. if need background info ask.

 

Install of Linux Mint 11 32bit

 

installed some custom pointers and icons. left work for the day came back and the next time i logged in my icons would not apply. I opened the appearance option tried to select any set of icons and none of them would apply. After digging around on the Internet i came to a stand still. I found one option that suggest i added "bash -c 20" in front of something in a config file (i apologize for not be specific at this moment). so i made the change. restarted X and still no icons. when i opened the appearance  options again i noticed right away that the icons in the gnome panel and in the mint menu all updated. However, the icons on my desktop and through out Nautilus did not update. In fact it looks like they are using the most basic generic icons you can for X11.

 

Also i noticed before i made any changes to my system that when i restarted X logged in, that it looked liked it applied the icons for a hair of a second and then just defaulted back. I did use my icon set for an entire day with no issues what so ever.

 

From searching around i have noticed that some people have had similar issues but i have not found a resolve for it yet.

 

so let the fun begin. Ill tell you right now that i can only take ideas right now as i wont be able to get back to the system till morning time. and using ssh is not an option right this moment. I am however installing the same version of mint in a virtual box and i will see if i can duplicate the error there as well.

 

as always thanks in advance for any info or suggestions.

    
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Here is an update. I pulled this from the known issues with Mint 11.

 

 

 

Quote:

Gnome theme failing to load

Because of a race condition between the GDM and session calls to gnome-settings-daemon, Gnome can load without a theme.

For more information you can follow this bug report.

As a workaround, you can modify /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-settings-daemon.desktop and replace 'Exec=/usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon' with 'Exec=bash -c "sleep 20; /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon"'.

Note that "20" is an arbitrary value. You might have to fine tune this value and find the one that's right for you. If the session call is too soon it will fail because the GDM one is still alive. If it occurs too late it will only theme your panel but fail to theme your desktop and nautilus. In Virtualbox we found "20" to work quite well. On real hardware this value is likely to be smaller. The slower your computer is, the higher this value is likely to be.

 

these changes did not help. of course i have not had a chance to play with the "20" value. I did manage to install mint on my virtual box and installed all updated. My icon theme is still intact on that system. So far the only thing i remember that is different is i have not installed ubuntu tweak on the system at home yet. I am curious if this is what might have caused the issue. supposedly the version i installed was a tweaked version for mint. alas i do not know for sure.

    
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why not just replace the default icon theme pack that it using, with the one you are wanting to use? (like rename your theme pack to whatever Mint's default theme name is?)

 

you can find and alter the icons by opening up a terminal and entering this in:

 

sudo nautilus /usr/share/icons

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why not just replace the default icon theme pack that it using, with the one you are wanting to use? (like rename your theme pack to whatever Mint's default theme name is?)

 

you can find and alter the icons by opening up a terminal and entering this in:

 

sudo nautilus /usr/share/icons



 

/usr/share/icons $ ls
application-default-icon.png  Elementary Mint             hicolor
cab_extract.png               Elementary Mint Monochrome  Mint-X
cab_view.png                  Felicia                     Mint-X-Dark
default                       gnome                       Royal Blue
DMZ-Black                     gnome-colors-common         startupmanager.svg
DMZ-White                     gnome-wise                  xchat.xpm

 

 

 

this is what i have in my /usr/share/icons the Royal Blue folder is the one that holds all the icons. in the default folder there was a link to index.theme which points as the royal blue folder. . do you think that i should just copy the contents of the royal blue folder into the default and then restart X . is that what your suggesting ?

 

 

by the way. i did mess with the timing from the resolve that i posted above but that didnt help at all

 

 

EDIT:

i tried moving the the contents of the royal blue folder into the default folder. then alt-ctrl-bksp to restart X and still same symptoms. the only place my icons show up is in the panel and only after i open the appearance settings does it apply the icons to that section. the rest of the system is untouched with the icons.

 

is there maybe a set of X11 default icons somewhere that i might be able to over write with my custom icons. from what i gather is gnome is failing to load the theme during start up and is giving me X11 default icons

 


Edited by Trippen Out - 12/9/11 at 10:39am
    
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