Bug#775162: gnome-shell-theme fails to load

Pushyamitra Navare pushyamitra at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 05:38:55 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-shell
Version: 3.14.2-3+b1
Severity: important


I am unable to see wallpaper + lock screen in gnome desktop - I see completely
black background. Also, on doing alt-tab I see black windows instead of
application thumbnails. I am unable to set wallpaper (nothing happens).

Gnome tweak tool shows that shell-theme is empty and shows alert sign next to
it, so I think this may be this is because the gnome-shell theme could not be

Other applications work fine, but this looks like an important usability
problem to me since general look and feel is impacted.

This started happening last week when I switched from stable to testing by
changing apt sources.list and ran apt-get upgrade. Earlier I was able to see
wallpapers etc.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IN.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages gnome-shell depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.22.0-1
ii  evolution-data-server                        3.12.9~git20141128.5242b0-2+b1
ii  gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0                   0.6.37-3+b1
ii  gir1.2-atspi-2.0                             2.14.0-1
ii  gir1.2-caribou-1.0                           0.4.15-1
ii  gir1.2-clutter-1.0                           1.20.0-1
ii  gir1.2-freedesktop                           1.42.0-2.2
ii  gir1.2-gcr-3                                 3.14.0-2
ii  gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0                     3.14.1-1
ii  gir1.2-gdm3                                  3.14.1-3
ii  gir1.2-gkbd-3.0                              3.6.0-1
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                              1.42.0-2.2
ii  gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0                    3.14.0-2
ii  gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0                      3.14.1-1
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.14.5-1
ii  gir1.2-ibus-1.0                              1.5.9-1
ii  gir1.2-mutter-3.0                            3.14.2-1
ii  gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0          
ii  gir1.2-nmgtk-1.0                   
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0                             1.36.8-3
ii  gir1.2-polkit-1.0                            0.105-8
ii  gir1.2-soup-2.4                              2.48.0-1
ii  gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12                    0.24.1-1
ii  gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2                   0.8.1-1
ii  gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0                        0.99.1-3.1
ii  gjs                                          1.42.0-1
ii  gnome-backgrounds                            3.14.1-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic                    3.12.0-1
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                        3.14.2-2
ii  gnome-shell-common                           3.14.2-3
ii  gnome-themes-standard              
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.14.1-1
ii  libatk-bridge2.0-0                           2.14.0-2
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.19-13
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.0-2.1
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                           0.30-2.1
ii  libcanberra0                                 0.30-2.1
ii  libclutter-1.0-0                             1.20.0-1
ii  libcogl-pango20                              1.18.2-3
ii  libcogl20                                    1.18.2-3
ii  libcroco3                                    0.6.8-3+b1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                             0.102-1
ii  libecal-1.2-16                               3.12.9~git20141128.5242b0-2+b1
ii  libedataserver-1.2-18                        3.12.9~git20141128.5242b0-2+b1
ii  libgcr-base-3-1                              3.14.0-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libgirepository-1.0-1                        1.42.0-2.2
ii  libgjs0e [libgjs0-libmozjs-24-0]             1.42.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.42.1-1
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0                            1.4.4-2
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.14.5-1
ii  libical1a                                    1.0-1.3
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           0.14.2-1
ii  libmozjs-24-0                                24.2.0-2
ii  libmutter0e                                  3.14.2-1
ii  libnm-glib4                        
ii  libnm-util2                        
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.36.8-3
ii  libpolkit-agent-1-0                          0.105-8
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.105-8
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0                      2.0-6.1
ii  libpulse0                                    2.0-6.1
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.18-1+b1
ii  libstartup-notification0                     0.12-4
ii  libsystemd0                                  215-8
ii  libtelepathy-glib0                           0.24.1-1
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxfixes3                                   1:5.0.1-2+b2
ii  mutter                                       3.14.2-1
ii  python                                       2.7.8-2
ii  telepathy-mission-control-5                  1:5.16.3-1

Versions of packages gnome-shell recommends:
ii  gdm3                  3.14.1-3
ii  gkbd-capplet          3.6.0-1
ii  gnome-contacts        3.14.1-1
ii  gnome-control-center  1:3.14.2-2
ii  gnome-user-guide      3.14.1-1
ii  unzip                 6.0-14

gnome-shell suggests no packages.

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