XFCE: Use another GTK Engine

Sébastien Boetsch sboetsch at technodiva.com
Wed Aug 18 10:56:12 CEST 2004

First, thanks Charles.

I've build from source because when I wanted to install last version of xfce
it was not available as rpm and I wanted to have the couple GTK+XFCE
optimized for 686 cpu.

Nevertheless, you are certainly right about the fact there is an Xfce
conflicting paths/option.
(even if I build it with standard options without changing anything).

When I use the Settings Manager,  all listed gtk themes are the one provided
with xfce packages.
All other themes (even if they are installed in /usr/share/themes/... and
have a gtk-2.0 subfolders like Xfce themes) are not listed.

Is there some environment variables or config files to setup?

Perhaps the problem comes from the fact I builder GTK 2.4 because:
	- I put a .gtkrc file in my home directory;
	- I launch "grip", installed from Mandrake 10 so I think it is builded to
use gtk 1;
	- nothing happens;
	- but if I put a .gtkrc-2.0 file, it starts with printing the warning
previously given (Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "XXXX").


-----Message d'origine-----
De : xfce-bounces at xfce.org [mailto:xfce-bounces at xfce.org]De la part de
Charles A Edwards
Envoyé : mercredi 18 août 2004 10:30
À : XFCE general discussion list
Objet : Re: XFCE: Use another GTK Engine

On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 09:35:34 +0200
Sébastien Boetsch wrote:

> I use XFCE 4 (generated from source) on GTK 2.4 on a Mandrake 10
> Community.
> 	I would like to know how can I use another gtk engine (means
> 	other than
> gtk-xfce-engine).

Unless you 'just want to' there is no reason for you to build Xfce from
Mdk 10.0 and 9.2 rpms for All Xfce-4.0.6 pkgs, as well as "goodies", are
available from my website.

As to changing themes that is Usually easily accomplished using the
'Settings Manager'

Not knowing the manner in which you installed the sources it may be that
you need to update your PATH environment.

It also my be that you are giving Xfce conflicting paths/option.

Mdk does not include or use the gtk-xfce-engine.
In 10.0 we use gtk-engines-0.12-8mdk gtk-themes-1.0-10mdk which includes
all available themes and engines


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