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[Locked] Custom xfce/gtk themes crash cairo-dock config dialog/themes
Guest English 10 brianw [Read]
24 May 2014 à 20:21

Guest, Wednesday 14 May 2014 à 21:03

Don't forget to read our very complete Wiki (glx-dock.org/ww_page.php) !
But don't be shy to post all your questions or bugs here !

However before you post a message on the forum and to speed up things, don't forget to include as much informations as you can (if it's possible ):
    • The version of Cairo-Dock - 3.3.2
    • Your GNU/Linux distribution - Debian Jessie
    • Or you using OpenGL or not. - with OpenGL (I think it happens with the fallback mode too)
    • Your Window manager - XFWM
    • Your Desktop Environment - XFCE4.10
    • How you got the bug and therefore the answer to the question 'How can the bug be reproduced'.

I installed some custom themes from DeviantART in particular the Delorean Dark 3.10 / Dorian 3.10 to change to something more dark. When I try to use the configure cairo and go to themes in Configure -> Appearance the dock crashes and restarts. Other than that it seems to be working just fine. If I revert to another theme and wm everything is ok.
    • If it's a crash, you can launch Cairo-Dock from a terminal ('cairo-dock') and post the output.


http://pastebin.com/QaBq0zCc

Guest, Wednesday 14 May 2014 à 21:06

Another thing I would like to add is that when I change a theme from the Appearance menu in XFCE the dock turns invisible all the icons are there and you can click em but nothing is shown. I have to kill and relaunch it.

brianw, Thursday 15 May 2014 à 06:17


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Hello, and thank you for this information.

I don't have my laptop (which has Debian Jessie installed on it) with me right now so I can't test and I can't confirm the versions of applications. I do know that Debian stays back a few versions for packages to provide more stability so it may not meet the requirements. If you want I can check but it will take a day or 2.

REQUIREMENTS
gtk-3.10.* (3.8 compatible, see bellow *)
gtk-2.24.17(or newer)
gtk-engine-unico - latest available version
pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)-engines package
gtk-engine-murrine-0.98.2(or newer)


INSTALATION
Ubuntu I am no longer maintaining the killhellokitty PPA. Instead check-out Noobslab.com.
Trusty Tahr 14.04 has a great many issues when using this theme.
Including the window manager theme doesn't work. I do not know if or when this bug will be addressed.
Do not submit bug reports at this time. Thank You


*There is a bug when choosing Nautilus(Files) to manage the desktop(show icons). bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cg…
I believe I have made a workaround for this bug. At least in Gnome-Shell it works. Unfortunately the fix only works with 3.10, not for 3.8.

Metacity/Mutter may not work properly when installed to '~/.themes'.

brianw, Thursday 15 May 2014 à 06:20


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Guest :
Another thing I would like to add is that when I change a theme from the Appearance menu in XFCE the dock turns invisible all the icons are there and you can click em but nothing is shown. I have to kill and relaunch it.


I can confirm this. If you change the appearance theme in Xubuntu cairo-dock crashes and you need to kill it before you relaunch.

brianw, Saturday 17 May 2014 à 00:13


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I don't have my laptop (which has Debian Jessie installed on it)


Actually I was mistaken and my laptop has Debian Wheezy on it so I don't know if it will apply to Jessie, which is the more recent testing version. In Wheezy the gtk2 version looks like 2.20.2 and I can't find out much about gtk3 except oxygen and unico engines and im-libthai.

brianw, Saturday 17 May 2014 à 00:17


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brianw :
Guest :
Another thing I would like to add is that when I change a theme from the Appearance menu in XFCE the dock turns invisible all the icons are there and you can click em but nothing is shown. I have to kill and relaunch it.


I can confirm this. If you change the appearance theme in Xubuntu cairo-dock crashes and you need to kill it before you relaunch.


I also confirmed this on my laptop with Debian Wheezy xfce4 (version 4.8.0.3).

Guest, Monday 19 May 2014 à 20:37

If only I could know why this is happening. Its a pity not being able to customize the dock when I want. I guess I could use it with my custom theme selection but not change its themes settings.

brianw, Tuesday 20 May 2014 à 05:22


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Guest :
If only I could know why this is happening. Its a pity not being able to customize the dock when I want. I guess I could use it with my custom theme selection but not change its themes settings.


Please be patient. We can do some debugging and submit a problem report on the forum or launchpad.

As the Author stated the dock is invisible when this happens but clickable so you can right click where the dock should be and choose to quit then restart the dock.

Also, I tried with
cairo-dock -d /tmp/cd-temp-dir
and got the same results. I created a second dock and both docks go invisible when this happens. Interestingly any applets that are detached form the dock(s) are not affected.

brianw, Tuesday 20 May 2014 à 14:11


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After further testing this looks like it may be an issue with the XFCE compositor (maybe the transparency or something). When I turn it off I get the black box around the docks but they don't disappear when I change appearance settings.

Guest, Thursday 22 May 2014 à 12:29

I can confirm its the XFCE compositor that has that strange behaviour. I have disabled played around some and then when I enabled it the dock disappeared I guess that happens when you change your theme in Appearance (the compositor restarts somehow). After further testing, with the custom themes, I had problems opening some other GTK3 apps (like gnome-disks segmentation fault) which I don't think I had problems with before but wth. I guess I'll stick to the default themes for the time being. Probably nothing to do with cairo-dock just messing up the move from gtk2 to gtk3.

Slightly Offtopic:
Isn't there a place where you can check for themes for your system? I mean compatible with the gtk versions etc you have.

brianw, Saturday 24 May 2014 à 20:21


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On the other thread matttbe asked for testing and I posted the results: http://www.glx-dock.org/bg_topic.php?t=7245&pos=20#mess_83373

matttbe :

@Brianw: do you also have this bug? Does it help if you launch the dock with this command?
cairo-dock -W


When I launch with the cairo-dock -W everything seems to be fine. I can disable/enable the compositor and change themes without the dock going invisible.

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[Locked] Custom xfce/gtk themes crash cairo-dock config dialog/themes
Guest English 10 brianw [Read]
24 May 2014 à 20:21


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