On 09/26/2012 04:42 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> Now to the issue of appearance, specially icons.
> Package libXcursor (required in F17 by xfce4-settings and gtk2/3)
> installs /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme:
> [Icon Theme]
> This looks like a bug.
> It points to Adwaita, but Adwaita doesn't point only to a cursor
> theme, instead it defines GTK, Metacity, icon (calls 'gnome') and
> cursor themes.
> Problem, in the live-CD this overrides whatever settings in Xfce. Even
> if cursor theme was set to 'Bluebird', GTK theme for something else
> than 'Adwaita' and icon theme for something else than 'gnome'
> (actually it's set to 'Rodent'), it would load Adwaita GTK/cursor and
> gnome icons, as it does now.
Yeah, please file a bug on it?
> So this is the first issue that needs to be addressed. Either
> libXcursor uses an alternative system (so each spin uses its choice of
> theme) or it calls a desktop-agnostic theme, like 'Fedora' (which
> would need a fix to call a cursor theme and maybe a GTK theme).
> If Adwaita is to be the default Fedora theme then it must be fixed to
> comply with Xfce too.
> This means mostly that 'gnome' icon theme would need some improvements
> or Adwaita should call 'Fedora' icon theme instead.
Feel free to propose that to the Adwaita maintainers.
> The main icon missing for Xfce (in 'gnome' - thus 'Mist', thus
> 'Fedora' -, 'Tango' and 'Rodent') is system-suspend (see
), the 'Suspend'
> icon in the 'Actions' panel plugin. But a proper icon theme should
> have system-hibernate too (currently xfce4-session uses a workaround
> for this lack, shipping its own icons for the logout dialogue).
Upstream Xfce doesn't really care about icons much. ;(
It's up to us to do the best we can.
I have to check these things further. I suspect by booting to runlevel
3, changing things and seeing how the desktop looks the first time it's
To add system-suspend and system-hibernate icons so they show on 'Action
Buttons' plugin is quite simple. Just symlink xfsm-suspend to
system-suspend and xfsm-hibernate to system-hibernate in
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps (those xfsm-xxx icons are installed
with xfce4-session, IIRC).
> Besides that we have a particular issue with the Xfce choice for
> icons. Currently it's set to use 'Rodent' (package
That shouldn't be the default... is it? or did you change to it?
That's what's set as default when opening Settings>Appearance. But
what's showing up the first time the desktop loads is the gnome theme.