Bug 156003 - error loading theme Default; can't open Default/Default.xml
error loading theme Default; can't open Default/Default.xml
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-themes (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
: 156034 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-04-26 11:50 EDT by John Reiser
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description John Reiser 2005-04-26 11:50:09 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.2) Gecko/20040308

Description of problem:
Reboot to mulituser (after this morning's up2date) cannot login to X11 console. The graphical error box says "There was an error loading the theme Default.  Can't open file /usr/share/gdm/themes/Default/Default.xml".

Indeed, the only files in /usr/share/gdm/themes are: Bluecurve  circles  happygnome  happygnome-list.  Creating directory Default as symlink to Bluecurve, and file Default/Default.xml as symlink to Bluecurve.xml still does not work.
The Welcome box shows Username: with pre-entered "...", but it will not accept a click to focus, no username can be entered, and typing is ignored.  Mouse is active: choosing Session brings up dialog, choices can be selected and OKd, but they have no effect: cannot login.  Console switching via Ctrl-Alt-Fn does not work.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. up2date; reboot; attempt to login to graphical console

Actual Results:  Error box with complaint about loading theme Default, and file /usr/share/gdm/themes/Default/Default.xml missing.  No response to typing on console.

Expected Results:  Normal login capability on graphical console.

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Comment 1 W J Dearborn 2005-04-26 13:48:02 EDT
Same problem but creating actual /Defaults directory and copying contents of
bluecurve to the /Default directory then copying bluecurve.xml to Defaults.xml
did work
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2005-04-26 22:56:41 EDT
*** Bug 156034 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Tom Diehl 2005-04-27 09:01:36 EDT
I am courious as to how this was resolved? I know I can create the directory/mod
the config file, but why did it happen in the first place and more inportantly
what is being done to fix whatever caused it in the first place? IOW why was it
closed? Did I miss something?
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2005-04-27 09:38:39 EDT
We removed the "Default" symlink from the redhat-artwork package, since it shows
up as a duplicate Bluecurve entry in the gdm config tool. This broke gdm, since
we overlooked that the gdm.conf file still referred to the Default theme. The
fix was to make the gdm.conf file refer to Bluecurve directly

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