[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#381680: xfce4: Breaks when the Gtk-Qt theme engine is configured

William Steve Applegate wsapplegate at est.un.goret.info
Sun Aug 6 13:24:15 UTC 2006

Package: xfce4
Severity: normal

XFCE4 seems to break in odd ways when the Gtk-Qt theme engine has
previously been configured (through the KDE Control Center, for
instance). Apparently, XFCE reads the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file, which is
modified by Gtk-Qt to read in part :

include "/usr/share/themes/Qt/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

and goes on to apply this setting. The results varied in my tests
(sometimes I got to see the background, and/or the panels, sometimes I
just got a blank X11 mesh) but the pattern was always the same: The
splash screen appears, the ``Tip Of The Day'' window runs, and then
nothing works (if the panels appear, they're not functional;
applications can't be launched). Here are the contents of my
~/.xsession-errors prior to the CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE:

Xsession: X session started for wsapplegate at dimanche 6 août 2006, 15:00:27 (UTC+0200)
Not initializing the Gtk-Qt theme engine
Not initializing the Gtk-Qt theme engine

Simple workarounds include removing the `gtk2-engines-gtk-qt' package,
or moving the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file out of the way. They're not ideal,
though, and such a malfunction can confuse users (it did confuse me,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers experimental
  APT policy: (600, 'experimental'), (550, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-rc3-k7
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_FR.UTF-8)

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce    A GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  thunar                      0.3.2beta2-1 File Manager for Xfce
ii  xfce4-icon-theme     Xfce Standard icon theme
ii  xfce4-mcs-plugins    Special modules for the xfce4-mcs-
ii  xfce4-panel          The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfce4-session        Xfce4 Session Manager
ii  xfce4-utils          Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfdesktop4           Provides desktop background and ro
ii  xfwm4                window manager of the Xfce project
ii  xfwm4-themes         Theme files for xfwm4

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
pn  orage                     <none>         (no description available)
pn  xfce4-mixer               <none>         (no description available)
ii  xfce4-terminal   Xfce terminal emulator
pn  xfmedia                   <none>         (no description available)
pn  xfprint4                  <none>         (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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