[Bug 40848] Changing theme kills Gnome

Dylan McCall DylanMcCall at Gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 00:39:38 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-desktop (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

More information available in this forum thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=163461
This problem is similar to bug #29244

Dapper Drake Beta. Gnome desktop.
When attempting to edit the Clearlooks theme through the Theme Manager, Gnome started to behave very strangely and slowly. The theme was, in the end, not edited (I do not recall the theme editing window ever appearing, in fact, but I may have closed it subconscieously).
Attempts to change themes were extremely slow, and applications were having trouble starting.
Essentially, the computer started to run like a slug. Upon closing the theme manager, I accidentally (not sure if this is my fault or its fault, actually) switched to the High Contrast black and white theme. It was impossible to revert at that point, because loading the theme manager was taking an impossibly long time.
No ammount of fussing or waiting would return it to operating properly, so I restarted the computer.
Upon restarting, Gnome, theoretically, loads (splash screen and everything), but I only see my desktop background colour, with my two panels (sized to my specifications) constantly disppearing and reappearing. It is perhaps useful information that the splash screen icons are of the high contrast theme. (So theme preferences have presumably been properly saved).

Changing theme kills Gnome

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