Bug 977858 - gnome classic has solid white wallpaper
gnome classic has solid white wallpaper
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell-extensions (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Rahul Sundaram
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-25 09:20 EDT by Jeff Bastian
Modified: 2013-06-26 11:00 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-06-26 10:21:40 EDT
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gnome classic with solid white wallpaper (251.21 KB, image/png)
2013-06-25 09:26 EDT, Jeff Bastian
no flags Details
gnome classic overview shows the correct wallpaper (1.72 MB, image/png)
2013-06-25 09:27 EDT, Jeff Bastian
no flags Details

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Description Jeff Bastian 2013-06-25 09:20:47 EDT
Description of problem:
The Gnome Classic session has a solid white wallpaper.  Choosing a new wallpaper from the Control Center has no effect.  However, opening the Overview shows the correct wallpaper!  But then returning to the application brings back the solid white wallpaper.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login with Gnome Classic session

Actual results:
solid white background for wallpaper

Expected results:
normal wallpaper

Additional info:
I thought this was due to bug 975521 but I've updated my glib2 package and started with a fresh dconf database and the wallpaper is still white.
Comment 1 Jeff Bastian 2013-06-25 09:26:21 EDT
Created attachment 765090 [details]
gnome classic with solid white wallpaper
Comment 2 Jeff Bastian 2013-06-25 09:27:05 EDT
Created attachment 765092 [details]
gnome classic overview shows the correct wallpaper
Comment 3 Rahul Sundaram 2013-06-25 17:14:47 EDT
Please create a new user, login and check to make sure this isn't some local configuration issue.
Comment 4 Jeff Bastian 2013-06-26 10:21:40 EDT
Ok, it is a config issue with my account: the new user can change wallpaper just fine.

I'll report back if/when I discover the root cause.
Comment 5 Jeff Bastian 2013-06-26 11:00:16 EDT
The problem was I had created a symlink for gtk3 themes
  $HOME/.config/gtk-3.0 -> /usr/share/themes/Radiance/gtk-3.0

This was to make gtk3 apps like nm-applet and Gnome Boxes look nice under Xfce.  The Adwaita theme looks terrible under Xfce, see bug 963324

I guess I'll need to find a new workaround for gtk3 themes when switching between Xfce and Gnome and KDE...

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