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Since updating to Ubuntu 14.04 I've started getting this error message when running GNUcash. GNUcash says it has nothing to do with them and they suggested asking Ubuntu for help.

So can anyone help with this message:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"

(npviewer.bin:18843): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine",

There is more of it, but it just repeats the same lines over and over again.

I've also found these error messages which might help someone find me a cure!

peter@ubuntu:~$ strace gedit 2>&1 | grep can

access("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

access("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.la", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.la", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.la", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
access("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so", F_OK) = 0
stat("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=23112, ...}) = 0
open("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 10
open("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gedit/libcanberra-gtk3.so.0", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcanberra-gtk3.so.0", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 10
open("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gedit/libcanberra.so.0", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcanberra.so.0", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 10
writev(8, [{"\22\0\17\0\205\0@\4p\1\0\0\33\1\0\0\10\0\0\0!\0\0\0/com/can"..., 176}, {NULL, 0}, {"", 0}], 3) = 176
open("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcanberra-0.30/libcanberra-pulse.la", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcanberra-0.30/libcanberra-pulse.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 15
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Did you remove some packages from your system? What theme are you using? –  dobey Apr 22 '14 at 19:34
I didn't remove anything I just an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. No errors reported during the update. –  Peter Apr 22 '14 at 20:56
I'm using unity - and Ambiance theme with Icons from Faenza –  Peter Apr 22 '14 at 20:57
GEdit is using GTK+ 3.x, while GNUCash is using GTK+ 2.x, so running strace on gedit to debug your issue with gnucash, is a bit odd, and not really going to help you at all. –  dobey Apr 23 '14 at 13:07
Is this still an issue @Peter? –  Oli Apr 30 '14 at 7:47

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The Message lines mean you are missing the overlay-scrollbar-gtk2 and unity-gtk2-module packages.

The WARNING is because you are apparently missing the gtk2-engines-murrine package.

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I have both of these packages installed. I've checked and re-installed both - but error messages are still there –  Peter Apr 23 '14 at 9:15
Then there is something wrong with your install. Those messages do not happen for me. –  dobey Apr 23 '14 at 13:06
I had thought that - as I did an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 - I think I'll have to do a clean install as I have other problems too. Thankfully I have a separate Home partition so it should be easy. Thanks for your help. –  Peter Apr 23 '14 at 13:55
I've now been able to reduce the number of GTK errors by sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 –  Peter Apr 28 '14 at 21:39
I'm now left with just these errors: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module" –  Peter Apr 28 '14 at 21:39

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