[Bug 1010487] Re: Xubuntu - black windows

Simon Steinbeiß ochosi at shimmerproject.org
Wed Sep 5 23:44:40 UTC 2012

OK, some new light on this: first off, applying the main changes from
this branch fixes the colors: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~xnox/ubiquity

Then, the widgets still don't look like they're rendered by Gtk3 (see
attached screenshot). However – and this may sound a bit absurd – after
installing the light-themes package Greybird is correctly rendered in

I'm not talking about installing the light-themes package and setting
Ambiance or Radiance, just plain "sudo apt-get install light-themes".
After purging the light-themes package, we're back at what you can see
in the screenshot. I hope someone can explain this to me...

The only thing I can think of now is that xfsettingsd somehow doesn't
set the Gtk-theme correctly, as Gtk2 is also broken there (right-click
the window-border to test Gtk2) and installing light-themes triggers
some gconf switches...

** Attachment added: "ubiquity-greybird.png"

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  Xubuntu - black windows

Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Performing a test of Xubuntu 20120608 amd64 
  the Ubiquity-dm window appear black.
  If the installation is started from live session is not reproducible.
  See attached screenshot.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  Package: ubiquity 2.11.5
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.4.0-5.11-generic 3.4.0
  Uname: Linux 3.4.0-5-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.1.1-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CasperVersion: 1.317
  Date: Fri Jun  8 14:00:47 2012
  InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
  LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120608)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: ubiquity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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