[manjaro-dev] mdm and kde

Philip Müller philm at manjaro.org
Sat Sep 27 18:10:32 CEST 2014

Well, on our XFCE edition we force the GTK theme for all QT. You can 
find this in the /etc/environment file. Remove the line and all is good. 
It is a bug in XFCE not recognizing QT properly. See also here:


kind regards

Am 27.09.2014 um 13:18 schrieb Mateusz Mikołajczyk:
> i just tested it on my home box and it seems that mdm isn't causing 
> this :( i don't know what is causing this issue. Of course manjaro kde 
> edition is fine as well. In worst case scenario, i'd have to prepare 
> my own iso based on manjaro-kde after i strip all the unnecesary stuff 
> out of it.
> 2014-09-27 12:46 GMT+02:00 Mateusz Mikołajczyk 
> <mikolajczyk.mateusz at gmail.com <mailto:mikolajczyk.mateusz at gmail.com>>:
>     hi.
>     i was wondering, whether you have ever had a situation like me.
>     Whenever i try to install kde on my manjaro box, i end up with the
>     bug where i can't change kde's settings (for example Qt theme)
>     becuase it's not saved. for instance i change the theme from say
>     Oxygen to Plastique and the settings window is affected, but when
>     i launch say konsole window (terminal emulator) it has ugly motif
>     theme. I have seen the forum thread on manjaro
>     [https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=7281.0] where the users
>     advice to clean up kde's cache and i did that with no avail.
>     today i downloaded manjaro net edition, installed it on virtualbox
>     and after fetching the exact same packages i am  not affected by
>     this bug anymore. The only difference between those boxes seems to
>     be that on the manjaro-net i also installed kdm display manager
>     and i am not using mdm
>     what do you think? i know it sounds unreasonable but i don't know
>     how to track this bug.. :(
>     best regards,
>     mateusz.
>     -- 
>     pozdrawiam serdecznie,
>     Mateusz Mikołajczyk, a.k.a. toudi
> -- 
> pozdrawiam serdecznie,
> Mateusz Mikołajczyk, a.k.a. toudi

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