Killed the desktop with a non existent theme...

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Sat Aug 25 09:53:11 UTC 2007

On Saturday 25 August 2007 18:07:42 Michele Zarri wrote:
> Hello there,
> Ubuntu 6.10 on a laptop.
> I installed a metacity theme that does not exist and now I get a blank
> screen (no panels, no background) when I start gdm.
> Luckily a terminal window was open and it still, if I try to run a program
> e.g. nautilus I get a Gtk warning message:
> Theme file for <chamelon...> has no directories.
> How do I revert to the default Human theme or to any other theme?
> Thanks,
> Michele

Hi Michael

Assuming you're using gnome, try sudo gnome-theme-manager
You may get an error pop up. click ok and the theme manager will show. At lest 
it does if I try this. Hopefully you can restore from there


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