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Re: Qt/gtk style difference with local vs. ssh connection

From: Torsten
Subject: Re: Qt/gtk style difference with local vs. ssh connection
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:15:34 +0100
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On 27.11.2013 16:27, John W. Eaton wrote:
> When I start the Octave GUI I get something that looks like the first
> attached screenshot.  I'm using gnome on a Debian system and this is
> the theme I expect.  If I first ssh -X localhost and then start
> Octave, I get the window theme shown in the second attached
> screenshot.  I don't understand the difference, or how to avoid it.
> Searching the web tells me that I should ensure that the configuration
> files are installed on both systems.  But In both cases, I'm logged in
> to the same account on the same system, so exactly the same set of
> configuration files are present in both cases.  And if I use strace to
> watch what files are opened, I see that the Octave process running
> over the ssh connection is not even attempting to open any gtk
> configuration files.
> Hmm.
> OK, I compared the environments and the ssh connection did not have
> DESKTOP_ENVIRONMENT=gnome.  If I export that setting, then I get
> something that looks like the third attached screenshot.  At least
> that is using the theme I expect, but the layout is not identical to
> what I see when I run Octave locally (there is extra space around the
> text box that displays the warning message).
> Does anyone have a clue about what could cause this difference in the
> layout?
> Could someone check whether there is a similar problem for KDE users?
> I'm not sure whether Octave itself can do anything about this problem,
> but we could at least document it.
> jwe

The design in ssh-x.png is exactly the one I see on my system (ubuntu
with unity) when starting octave with "sudo" for globally installing


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