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deep42thought42
May 17th, 2011, 06:37 AM
I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. My hardware can't support fancy effects, so I'm using the "Classic (no effects)" desktop.
When I logged in, all programs would be themed in one way, then 15 seconds later everything would change to a different theme. Neither of these themes was the theme that I had selected in the configuration. I came here to ask for advice, but discovered this first:

http://www.romaco.ca/blog/2011/02/20/how-to-fix-gnome-theme-problems-with-ubuntu/

Summary:
gnome-settings-daemon has a race condition that is triggered if it starts too fast.
Workaround:
in
/etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-settings-daemon.desktop
change
Exec=/usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
to
Exec=bash -c 'sleep 2;exec /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon'

wildmanne39
May 17th, 2011, 07:45 AM
I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. My hardware can't support fancy effects, so I'm using the "Classic (no effects)" desktop.
When I logged in, all programs would be themed in one way, then 15 seconds later everything would change to a different theme. Neither of these themes was the theme that I had selected in the configuration. I came here to ask for advice, but discovered this first:

http://www.romaco.ca/blog/2011/02/20/how-to-fix-gnome-theme-problems-with-ubuntu/

Summary:
gnome-settings-daemon has a race condition that is triggered if it starts too fast.
Workaround:
in
/etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-settings-daemon.desktop
change
Exec=/usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
to
Exec=bash -c 'sleep 2;exec /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon'
Hi, would you please post here how you fixed the problem in case other people might have the same problem. Thank you.:D