[Mageia-dev] Making the switch . . .

Olav Vitters olav at vitters.nl
Mon Sep 5 18:34:31 CEST 2011

On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 10:08:40AM +0200, Robert Fox wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-09-05 at 00:15 +0200, Olav Vitters wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 06:49:34PM +0200, Robert Fox wrote:
> > > Evolution is my main mail client and I can't love without it - but when
> > > I start it under KDE, the message list pane is always blank.  I think it
> > > may be a GTK problem but not sure . . .
> > 
> > Could you start it from a terminal and see if there is any output? Error
> > messages, warnings, etc? Further, could you please try and double click
> > and so on to determine if it is either just pretending to be blank (e.g.
> > white/white for everything) or really not showing anything?
> No errors:


> And YES - it appears that it is pretending to be blank (when I click on
> the blank area, the message preview changes content - so something with
> fonts or colors maybe . . .

I think KDE has something like a GTK-QT-Engine. It tries to apply the qt
theme to gtk applications. I'm guessing something is wrong with that.
Could you try disabling it?

Found some documentation on:

According to that, you want to go to:
Control Center (kcontrol) --> Appearance & Themes --> GTK Styles and Fonts

Suggest also pinging on IRC (#mageia-dev on freenode) as that is a bit
easier than emails.

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