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change gtk2 and icon themes in antiXCC stopped working 
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Post change gtk2 and icon themes in antiXCC stopped working
I click on "Change Gtk2 and Icon Themes" in the antiX Control Centre, and nothing happens. This is a recent development; but I have changed quite a bit since installing, and am unsure what led to this failure.

I'd love to post relevant information, but don't know where to look for it. Is there a log somewhere that captures this sort of info?

Possibly related; I downloaded FreeCiv (the game), the gtk version, and clicking "Start New Game" results in nothing happening. GTK is the obvious potential link between these things. The list of GTK-related stuff in Synaptic is huge, and I'm not sure where to begin.

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Open a terminal and type,
lxappearance

and post any messages.

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As both user and root, "lxappearance" gets a "command not found" response in the terminal.

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Ta da!

Downloaded "lxappearance" through synaptic, and entering it in the terminal starts the theme-gui. Button in antiXCC works again, too!

I noticed in synaptic that lxappearance is associated with lxde. I did install lxde to try it, decided not to use it and uninstalled it through synaptic. I take it "lxappearance" was removed during the process?

Freeciv continues not to work; but that's not a surprise, as lxappearance was clearly not related. I did discover that if I leave Freeciv to struggle with starting, it does eventually produce a message apologizing and saying I'll have to start a game manually.

I'll google that one...

Thanks for the help!
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For freeciv, again open it via a terminal. It might give you a message that helps to debug the problem.

BTW Do you still have the antiX slim login screen? I remember you had an issue with xsession and xinit.

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Thank you, I will try opening from a terminal.

Yes, I still have the slim screen. That's the pale-blue login screen with "debian" in the top left corner, yes?

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No, that is the stock Debian one. The antiX one is white with an abstract something in the middle. Not that it reallt matters.

What happened was that when you upgraded, slim login manager was upgraded and you answered Yes to the new maintainers version, and that gave you the stock Debian one and changed the customised antiX one. Result is that your /etc/slim.conf is different and you having to use .xsession rather than the original .xinitrc.

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More exactly /etc/X11/Xsession (which uses system wide alternatives, like x-session-manager) as opposed to ~/.xinitrc


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Aha! I recall answering yes to that question. A pity, as the white screen with the abstract thing was kinda nice. However, I can do without the nicer screen, knowing that I have not caused havoc with my system as a result of newbie naivety.

In terms of Freeciv, starting it from a terminal results in the same initial gui screen as clicking on the menu listing. Clicking "Start New Game" still does nothing and eventually produces the message, "You'll have to start one manually. Sorry..."

But perhaps this should be a separate thread?

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