[lubuntu-users] Strange, dark, look-and-feel of qjackctl, qsynth, and, qmidiroute on Lubuntu 18.04

Eric Bradshaw ericbradshaw at computers4christians.org
Thu Jan 10 03:34:02 UTC 2019

Lubuntu Users Group:
(Sorry - I initially sent this from the wrong e-mail address)

To mount my NFS drive on my local client systems, I needed something to
get ask the user for root privilege.

On Lubuntu 16.04, I used gksu, but on Lubuntu 18.04, that package
appears to be unavailable.

So in its place, I installed lxqt-sudo, and used that.

However, after installing that, a number of applications no longer have
their normal Gnome look-and-feel, but instead, have a dark look, and
take up a huge (much more than necessary) amount of screen real-estate.

The applications I'm having this problem with, are:




Does anyone know how I can change them back to their former Gnome
look-and-feel (or even explain what has happened)?

The strange thing is, on some of my 18.04 systems, this didn't happen -
those applications still have their usual Gnome look-and-feel.

I have been unable to determine why it is okay on some of my systems,
and not on other systems.

- Aere


[Note: the same message was sent with some minor errors included]

Dear Aere,

The C4C Lubuntu 18.04 ReSpin now uses pkexec
in place of gksu. By utilizing files created by Allen Guarnes
you should be able to do what you want and have everything look just the same as it did.
In every case I've tried, I've been able to replace gksu with pkexec. For example,
the command gksu pcmanfm is easily replaced with pkexec pcmanfm.

Thank you,
God bless you,

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