I ssh into my headless remote server with X11 forwarding. All my remote GTK apps from remote server look rather ugly. My default GTK theme is not applied. I think this has something to do with GTK engine or whatever GTK inside magic from the remote server.
I had the similar problem before, when I start my
fluxbox WM without starting the
gnome-settings-daemon, and all GTK apps look bad. Having run the
gnome-settings-daemon after my
fluxbox WM is started, GTK apps look fine.
However, I don't think I can follow suite this time on my headless remote server, which doesn't have xorg installed and only boots into console.
I tried to start
gnome-settings-daemon from xterm from remote server and get the following. So I was right,
gnome-settings-daemon is out of the question for this case.
... failed to get device list: The name org.freedesktop.UPower was not provided by any .service files Unable to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files Failed to get session for pid: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.GeneralError: Unable to lookup session information for process '5851' ...
Any way to get my GTK engine (or whatever) started properly?