View Full Version : [kubuntu] Appearance of gtk applications in kde as root

March 24th, 2009, 09:01 AM
I am currently under kubuntu KDE 4.2.

For applications gtk such as firefox, I installed the package gtk-qt-engine with gtk2-engines-qtcurve. It is almost perfect.

But when I use a gtk application as administrator (synaptic), the appearance is ugly, it does not take into account the configuration with gtk-qt-engine and gtk2-engines-qtcurve or otherwise.
I thought if I opened "configuration system" as administrator of the system to adjust it would work, but it is not.

If someone would have the solution ?

March 25th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Someone ?

March 29th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Help !

March 30th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Well, I do not know how to do this Kubuntu, but this is how you would do it under Gnome.

You would have to change the appearance settings for root. Normally, when you were changing your settings, you were doing so under *whatever your username is*.

So, you must either run the program used to change your settings as root (sudo appearancesettingsprogram) or log in as root and change your settings as you normally would.

October 4th, 2009, 07:39 PM
I'm using kubuntu (jaunty) and had the same problem, too. I found the following to solve the problem:

sudo cp ~/.gtkrc-2.0-kde4 /root/.gtkrc-2.0

That is, you copy your GTK-settings into the /root-directory. Note that the "-kde4" is missing in the root-folder.

Hope that helps,

April 28th, 2010, 08:32 AM
Great that indeed worked as expected! you're great!

October 9th, 2011, 03:51 PM
I had exactly the same problem and this did, indeed work. :D