Was wondering if anyone has had a problem when upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 that their themes and icons are missing?

I am unable to change my theme via appearance app and most of the icons while browsing folders are missing. I can still access the programs/docs through the GUI. Seems to be just an appearance issue as everything else seems to be working properly.

I was watching the terminal prompt during installation and it did give a error while unpacking some items saying my installation may be broken. I don't have a copy of the terminal text. Anyways, I guess I'm asking what path would be missing that the themes and icons normally go into and how to repair that part of the upgrade?


Try this. Once you are booted up to your desktop... press CTRL + ALT + F1.

apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
apt-get install unity
apt-get purge nvidia* bumblebee*
apt-get install nvidia-prime

shutdown -r now

If issue persists, Try switching the terminal (CTRL+ALT+F1) and then remove the configuration file ~/.config/dconf/user like this:

(this action will remove your GNOME 3 settings)

sudo service lightdm stop
rm ~/.config/dconf/user
sudo service lightdm start

Hope this helps!

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