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#1 2016-02-21 06:09:50

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[SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

The fontconfig and icons of root apps are inconsistent with those of normal users'. This is by default in a new installation itself, not after any tweaking. Please make them look consistent before release of 'stable' ISO, so that it gives a pleasant user experience.

Pl see the screenshots of RC2 installation in a virtualbox.

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Also, how can I change the fontconfig and icons of root apps ?

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#2 2016-02-21 06:34:21

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

ppk wrote:

The fontconfig and icons of root apps are inconsistent with those of normal users'. This is by default in a new installation itself, not after any tweaking. Please make them look consistent before release of 'stable' ISO, so that it gives a pleasant user experience.

Pl see the screenshots of RC2 installation in a virtualbox.

Synaptic

Thunar

Also, how can I change the fontconfig and icons of root apps ?

There is an advantage in having different themeing for applications run as root - it emphasizes you are root, with the risks that entails if you aren't careful. Which is why BL uses a basic GTK theme by default.

To change the themes and font for the root user, then run lxappearance or obconfig as root ie start them with `gksudo`. Or edit the relevant files in /root/.config etc.

I  change mine to a more pleasing theme and font, but I always make them distinctive  compared to my user config.


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#3 2016-02-21 06:59:03

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

ppk wrote:

The fontconfig and icons of root apps are inconsistent with those of normal users'. This is by default in a new installation itself, not after any tweaking. Please make them look consistent before release of 'stable' ISO, so that it gives a pleasant user experience.

Pl see the screenshots of RC2 installation in a virtualbox.

Synaptic

Thunar

Also, how can I change the fontconfig and icons of root apps ?

The reason for this is that user root has his home in /root which by default doesn't contain any customizations/configurations at all. This is expected and standard behaviour.

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#4 2016-02-21 22:04:21

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

damo wrote:

I  change mine to a more pleasing theme and font, but I always make them distinctive  compared to my user config.

+1 for changing to a distinctive theme - I change mine to the most 'orrible theme I can find so there's absolutely no chance of not noticing. I can see the op's point though, as it confused me once, a while ago.

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#5 2016-02-21 22:14:57

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

Graphical applications should not be run as root, IMO.


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#6 2016-02-21 22:32:10

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

ppk wrote:

Also, how can I change the fontconfig and icons of root apps ?

sudo lxappearance

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#7 2016-02-21 22:34:27

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Graphical applications should not be run as root, IMO.

Yeah, tell this to the system-config-printer application devil  devil

Srsly though, +100 for different root themeing, and +100 for 'Graphical applications should not be run as root'. Can't remember when I had to run something graphically, as root ...

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#8 2016-02-21 23:24:46

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

redcollective wrote:
ppk wrote:

Also, how can I change the fontconfig and icons of root apps ?

sudo lxappearance

Potentially safer is

gksudo lxappearance

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#9 2016-02-22 01:28:09

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

iMBeCil wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Graphical applications should not be run as root, IMO.

Yeah, tell this to the system-config-printer application

Not to mention Synaptic, GParted...


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#10 2016-02-22 01:32:01

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

Stuck your head in that one, Stick. big_smile

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#11 2016-02-22 02:29:43

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

Thanks for all the posts. I would ...

gksudo lxappearance

However, on a personal note, I think, instead of the default gtk theme, font-config and icons which don't fit quite well with those of normal bunsens installation, I would prefer a different colored gtk-theme (which would indicate a root's gui like red or something of that sort), the default font-config with a different font from that of normal user's, different colored icons etc.

I am marking the post as 'SOLVED'.

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#12 2016-02-22 04:53:08

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Graphical applications should not be run as root, IMO.

Tell this to gparted.  I understand there are compelling arguments against running a graphical session as root, but there are quite a few gui applications that need root access...because reasons.

I agree 100% with the "different theme when root" concept.  For a while I actually liked having a red-on-yellow theme for root to emphasize the potential for accidentally the whole system.


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#13 2016-02-22 09:18:43

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

johnraff wrote:

Synaptic

aptitude -u

gparted

yikes

btrfs filesystem resize
resize2fs
gdisk

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#14 2016-02-22 10:01:45

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

^GParted is easy to use if you want to do some simple partition rearrangements. If you make a mistake using those command-line tools it's very easy to do major damage. (speaking from experience)


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#15 2016-02-22 23:47:41

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Re: [SOLVED] (RC2) Root apps' font-config & icons inconsistent ...

ppk wrote:

I would prefer a different colored gtk-theme (which would indicate a root's gui like red or something of that sort)

style "mingstil"
{
base[NORMAL] = "#FCAF3E"
base[ACTIVE] = "#FCAF3E"
}
class "GtkWidget" style "mingstil"
#class "FmMainWin.*.FmTabPage" style "mingstil"
#class "*Entry*" style "mingstil"

put this in your /root/.gtkrc-2.0 to colour the file managers background.
if you use lxappearance, put it in /root/.gtkrc-2.0.mine instead.
works with pcmanfm; if it doesn't with thunar, play with uncommenting the last lines.


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