[xmonad] gnome theming is destroying my life

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 17:15:55 CEST 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Carsten Mattner
<carstenmattner at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 4:27 AM, Michael Norrish
> <michael.norrish at nicta.com.au> wrote:
> > On 13/09/12 10:52, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> >> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Michael Norrish
> >> <michael.norrish at nicta.com.au
> >> <mailto:michael.norrish at nicta.com.au>> wrote:
> >>     Until a few days ago, this was giving me a very pleasant xmonad
> >> experience
> >>     with a little gnome seasoning.
> >>     But, it also seems as if I can't adjust my gnome settings.
> >>
> >> This happened to me when I migrated my Debian stable to testing (which
> ran
> >> GNOME
> >> 3); I never did find a way to make it behave, and finally gave up and
> >> wiped the
> >> install.
> >
> > Thanks for the (depressing) news.  I will have to look into what I can do
> > without.
> GNOME 3.x theming is still evolving and therefore you most

I should clarify:  this was GNOME 3 running in fallback (i.e. "should be"
GNOME 2).  But somehow all theming was disabled and (it being that I had a
theme engine configured, and it was present in the system and if I
installed a theme manager I could deselect/reselect it) theme engines threw
errors as if they couldn't be found.  Or, integrating the above, that
something is forcing the theme to something stupid and ugly, possibly in a
misguided attempt to get people to throw everything (possibly including
hardware) out and upgrade to the Glorious New Shiny.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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