On Tuesday 13 April 2010 14:28:22 Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
I am unsure how to proceed with this issue. Perhaps
throw the machines
So last week I managed to resolve it on my workstation while destroying the
evidence that would enable me to diagnose why it is going wrong out of the box
for you. Then today I was able to reproduce it with a clean install.
Steps to reproduce:
* Boot openSUSE 11.2 KDE LiveCD
* zypper rm kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE (installs kdebase4-runtime-
branding-upstream to satisfy requirements
* Restart Plasma by re-logging in or by kquitapp plasma-desktop && sleep 5
Plasma starts with a black desktop theme (oxygen) with black text. The
Desktop Settings' dialog's Desktop Theme popup contains a default themed
preview first without any text.
The reason is that kdebase4-workspace-branding-openSUSE includes
/etc/kde4/share/config/plasmarc which sets the desktop theme to
'openSUSEdefault' but kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE contains the files
for that theme in /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/openSUSEdefault.
If the theme is not found, Plasma falls back to the blackish 'oxygen' while
using the KDE default colours which have black text.
Using a white-on-black colour scheme like Obsidian coast then gives you
workable colours, but for normal black-on-light colour schemes, I recommend
setting Aya or Air as a desktop theme instead of Oxygen.
As a fix for my reproduction of the problem I am going to make Plasma fall
back to Air, and make kdebase4-workspace-branding-openSUSE require kdebase4-
What I am not sure about is how your users with migrated homes from KDE 3 end
up in this situation. Does any of the info above ring a bell with you?
Will Stephenson, openSUSE Team
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nürnberg - AG Nürnberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex
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