drmullins
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lxappearance not working

Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 am

After latest update/upgrade this morning lxappearance does not run - I just see the cursor with the hourglass then the hourglass disappaears after some 10's of seconds - HELP !

gkreidl
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Re: lxappearance not working

Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm

drmullins wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 am
After latest update/upgrade this morning lxappearance does not run - I just see the cursor with the hourglass then the hourglass disappaears after some 10's of seconds - HELP !
This is caused by the latest "improvements" of the Raspbian Desktop (segfault). The same was true for obconf, but someone reported today that this has been fixed by a new update.
I fixed it for me by reverting to openbox_3.6.1-4+rpi7_armhf.deb and libobrender32v5_3.6.1-4+rpi7_armhf.deb.
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

drmullins
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Re: lxappearance not working

Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm

Thanks gkreidl - a good work round - but I hope the foundation are going to fix it as this is of course an absolutely core part of LXDE !
One other possibility I suppose is to manually edit /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/desktop.conf to configure some of the GTK themes but this doesn't fix everything of course and is a distinctly non-preferred approach.
Thanks again.

drmullins
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Re: lxappearance not working (due to obconf plug-in seg fault)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:31 pm

Inspired by Frederk in a separate thread I removed lxappearance-obconf to make lxappearance work. I hope the foundation arrange for lxappearance-obconf plug-in to be fixed (like obconf) so that the integrity of LXDE metapackage is restored !

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Re: lxappearance not working

Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:17 am

Simon has just pushed an updated package - it just needed a rebuild against openbox. It should be live within an hour.

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