View Full Version : Bash / gainroot to use another design?
12-16-2009, 07:09 PM
Is this a bug? in easy debian and normal terminal when i open a application, i have the dark backgrounds with small screen (not very usefull for text). But when i bash (in easy debian) or sudo gainroot (in X Terminal) before, i have white backgrounds and bigger screen. are there different styles used?
12-17-2009, 08:07 AM
I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Can you supply screenshots?
12-17-2009, 08:49 AM
Might be osso-xterm vs regular xterm or something... I.e. osso uses it's own config for colours while regular would I guess use .Xdefaults.
12-17-2009, 02:36 PM
pcmanfm opened in X Terminal:
pcmanfm opened in X Terminal after sudo gainroot:
12-17-2009, 02:45 PM
I don't know why, but when programs are run from command line as root, they don't use maemo theme as default, but when you run them with command:
instead of just:
then maemo5 theme will be used.
EDIT: Probably the maemo5 theme can be set as default for root also in some configuration file but I don't know where.
12-17-2009, 02:58 PM
Expected behaviour - Always use run-standalone in Scratchbox.
12-17-2009, 03:41 PM
I don't think this was about Scratchbox. Or did I miss your point?
12-17-2009, 07:26 PM
First of all, i prefer the white background / bigger screen.
Second to mention that this happens in Maemo AND Easy Debian.
I think it should be possible to use always the preferred display mode or even to switch between them. Zooming into a window like in the browser would be nice for such gtk+-apps, where you need more display space. Also a tool for grouping windows into one would be a nice-to-have (especially for Gimp and Dia).
12-17-2009, 08:23 PM
Linux is a multi-user OS. As such, each user (user, root, etc) can have there own themes applied independent of each other. As such, if you run a program as root (sudo gainroot), because root has it's own theme, they won't adhere to the default theme. I'm quite certain if you added another user to your N900 you would get similar results.
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