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  1. #261
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    This is so irritating issue. I had it since 10.10. I thought it's related to my Awesome WM setup, but now I see that more people have it and must be some race condition.

    What I have noticed is that during booting/logging in time there's still gnome-setting-manager process belonging to gdm user. This one probably collides with newly started session and once it finishes, the theme goes gray. So I force gdm to kill it while still being gdb user:

    Code:
    [mutex:~]% cat /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default
    #!/bin/sh
    #
    # Note: this is a sample and will not be run as is.  Change the name of this
    # file to <gdmconfdir>/PostLogin/Default for this script to be run.  This
    # script will be run before any setup is run on behalf of the user and is
    # useful if you for example need to do some setup to create a home directory
    # for the user or something like that.  $HOME, $LOGIN and such will all be
    # set appropriately and this script is run as root.
    
    killall gnome-settings-daemon 1>>/tmp/log.1 2>>/tmp/log.2
    killall -9 gnome-settings-daemon 1>>/tmp/log.1 2>>/tmp/log.2
    [mutex:~]% ls -al !$
    ls -al /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 561 2011-05-11 13:57 /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default
    [mutex:~]%
    So far the problem does not reappear, while previously I had it at every login.
    Last edited by dpc.ucore.info; May 11th, 2011 at 01:20 PM.

  2. #262
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    I just had the bug appear in Natty after logging out and back in. I have Ubuntu One disabled in the Startup Applications, so yet again a confirmation that it seemingly has nothing to do with it.

    If all signs point to GDM as the culprit, I have a question to ponder: Will the planned replacement of GDM with LightDM in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot finally resolve this issue?


    @dpc.ucore.info

    I would like to try out your fix but your post is not clear to me.
    Should I create a file called Default in /etc/gdm/PostLogin/ with the contents you posted as is, or what should I write in the script? Furthermore, should I mark it executable and put it in the Startup Programs or should it just simply reside in /etc/gdm/PostLogin/?

    Thanks for your help!

  3. #263
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    As you can see, the script is already executable. So copy /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample to /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default , paste the two lines in it and restart GDM (logout and login) or reboot.

  4. #264
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by metallus View Post
    As you can see, the script is already executable. So copy /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample to /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default , paste the two lines in it and restart GDM (logout and login) or reboot.
    Thank You! I implemented the changes, let's see if the bug reappears...

  5. #265
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    this is probably the same bug that I am having with gnome 3 right now: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1725221&page=3

  6. #266
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by kjano View Post
    this is probably the same bug that I am having with gnome 3 right now: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1725221&page=3
    You could try dpc.ucore.info's solution (see posts 261-264). Would be nice to see if it really does work. I only had this bug appear once since I installed Natty (had it all the time with Maverick), so I only implemented dpc.ucore.info's fix as a kind of security net. The bug did not appear since but I can't verify if this is because it's rare anyway for me these days or dpc.ucore.info really works...

    We need a definitive fix for this bug.
    Last edited by Kupfer; May 17th, 2011 at 01:31 AM.

  7. #267
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    I get

    > gnome-settings-daemon

    ** (gnome-settings-daemon:23888): WARNING **: Ignoring unknown module 'org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.gconf'

    ** (gnome-settings-daemon:23888): WARNING **: Name taken or bus went away - shutting down
    Segmentation fault

  8. #268
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    My 11.04 amd64 machine started doing this and I loaded lightDM and removed GDM. That fixed it for me.

  9. #269
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    Re: GNOME randomly reverts to default theme, then refuses to touch Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by bdudek View Post
    My 11.04 amd64 machine started doing this and I loaded lightDM and removed GDM. That fixed it for me.
    I just did that too on my 11.04 vmware installation and that worked flawlessly.

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