Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80919
switching icons w/ gnome-theme-manager breaks desktop icons
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:17:33 EDT
Description of problem:
When i open gnome-theme-manager in a freshly installed account, select gnome
icons and then switch back to bluecurve icons, the $USER's Home and Trash icons
on the desktop disapperas and is replaced by ugly default icons.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a new account and log in
2. run gnome-theme-manager
3. select Gnome icons under the icons tab and then select Bluecurve icons.
Ugly default (empty paper) icons on the desktop
The same icons as on first login
Apparent problem :
Under /usr/share/icons there is a "gnome" directory whereas it seems to be
expected as "Gnome". I remember the first time I went to change the icons, I had
the choice between three : "Bluecurve", "Gnome" and "gnome" and got the same
problem you did when I tried to click any of them.
Temporary workaround :
What I did (and it seems to circumvent the issue) :
ln -s gnome /usr/share/icons/Gnome
And I now have only the two correct and working choices, but when choosing
"Bluecurve" again I did get blurry (under/oversized?) icons for lock screen and
shutdown in my menus (bug 80749 it seems).
Fixed in Rawhide/CVS.