If I select Radiance or Ambiance in the menu show in the following picture, my whole theme does not change. It only changes the title bar.
How can I resolve this problem? Or how can I reset the theme to default?
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
Install dconf-editor if you don't have it, and then go to
and check "active." One thing I've also noticed when this happens is that the media keys stop working: enable org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media keys. There also might be some more plugins you should enable.
Problem cause: when unity-greeter is run (by the lightdm --test-mode command in my case), it disables a lot of settings-daemon plugins that have to be manually reenabled.
I got all of my info from this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1861476
Removing the file ~/.config/dconf/user solves the problem.
PS: To reconstruct the problem I made the following steps: change in the file /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf the line
and after saving run the command
That was all I modified yesterday. Now if you restart your session with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE and login again, your theme is ugly (like mine on the screen shot in my question). Can anyone verify this?
I had the same problem after I ran
unity-greeter in the terminal. From that moment on my theme did not load completely anymore. Only the title bar could be changed by selecting another theme.
Deleting config files, logging out,
dconf-editor settings and so on did not work for me.
What solved the problem was to run
/usr/bin/gnome-settings-daemon in the terminal. All settings were instantly in place.
So, I added it to the 'startup items' and the problem was solved. Everything works fine now.
Basically, here's what happened:
When you ran Unity Greeter, it started to really freak out, because its not supposed to be run as a normal user (although it is possible, I'll get into that in a moment).
To fix it, you need to go into dconf-editor (install the
dconf-tools package), and then head to Org > gnome > settings-daemon > plugins, and then make sure that everything is enabled.
Log out and back in and you should be good to go!
To run Unity Greeter/lightDM in a window so you can take screenshots, run
I ran into a similar problem on Ubuntu 14.04. I was unable to change my theme after restarting my computer. I could hack around the issue by logging out and logging back in. I noticed this problem shortly after installing Ubuntu and installing some programs and drivers.
Resetting unity solved the problem for me. I used the unity-tweak-tool to do this as unity --reset is no longer allowed:
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool unity-tweak-tool --reset-unity
Edit The problem is back, this did not fix anything.
gksudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-settings-daemon.desktop
and then replacing the line:
Exec=bash -c "sleep 5; /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon"
You might need to increase the sleep number. I got this from webupd8.
I had the same issue in Ubuntu 13.04. I just installed the gnome-tweak-tool and changed the current theme under theme menu. It solved this.