Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 977858
gnome classic has solid white wallpaper
Last modified: 2013-06-26 11:00:16 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. login with Gnome Classic session
solid white background for wallpaper
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.
Created attachment 765090 [details]
gnome classic with solid white wallpaper
Created attachment 765092 [details]
gnome classic overview shows the correct wallpaper
Please create a new user, login and check to make sure this isn't some local configuration issue.
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.
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...