Gnome 43 - Dark Theme

I have to reset my theme to Dark every time I LogOut or Reboot. Gnome doesn’t remember my preferences after upgrade. How can I fix this?

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What theme?

Before reporting issues, make sure you’re fully up to date and are not holding back any packages.

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I am fully up-to-date…

Kernel: 5.13.15-1-MANJARO

And I have to revert to the Default Dark Theme after every reboot.

(The Forum will not let me upload a screenshot)

No, you’re not. The 5.13 kernel has been EOL (End Of Life) for well over a year. Use Manjaro Settings Manager to install a supported kernel (i.e., 5.15 LTS), reboot then remove 5.13.

…which is…?

Ok I upgraded to the LTS Kernel version 5.15.78-1. Here is my Neofetch…

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
Kernel: 5.15.78-1-MANJARO
Packages: 1919 (pacman), 46 (flatpak)
Shell: zsh 5.9
Resolution: 1920x1080
DE: GNOME 43.1
WM: Mutter
WM Theme: Adwaita
Theme: Adwaita-maia-compact [GTK2/3]
Icons: Papirus-Light [GTK2/3]
Terminal: gnome-terminal
CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory: 3433MiB / 15888MiB

That theme is neither the default nor compatible with GNOME 43. Use Adw-dark or Adwaita-dark for Legacy Applications and remove adwaita-maia.

What other old, orphaned packages do you have installed? Anything with Manjaro or Maia in the name probably should be removed.

pamac list --orphans

Well, I found the adwaita-maia theme in the Manjaro Forums…here

forum manjaro org/t/adwaita-maia-got-slimmer/42448/

Here is my Orphan List… (not sure how I got these as I use the Package Manager for all of my updates)

pamac list --orphans                                             ✔ 
alsa-card-profiles               1:0.3.59-5                extra      189.9 kB
celt                             0.11.3-4                             180.1 kB
cheese                           43alpha+r8+g1de47dbc-1    extra      2.8 MB
dynamic-wallpaper-editor         2.7-1                                936.0 kB
endeavour                        43.0-1                    extra      2.1 MB
gfbgraph                         0.2.5-1                   extra      502.5 kB
git-lfs                          3.2.0-1                   community  11.8 MB
gnome-bluetooth                  3.34.5-4                  community  1.4 MB
gnome-shell-extension-gamemode   8-1                       community  38.7 kB
gnome-shell-extension-unite      54-1                                 295.5 kB
id3lib                           3.8.3-18                  extra      438.5 kB
js78                             78.15.0-4                 community  65.3 MB
js91                             91.13.0-1                 extra      67.6 MB
kvantum-theme-matchama           20191118-1                           2.4 MB
lib32-readline                   8.2.001-1                 multilib   382.6 kB
libcddb                          1.3.2-6                   extra      164.0 kB
libcmis                          0.5.2-12                  extra      1.3 MB
libcroco                         0.6.13-2                  extra      1.2 MB
libcryptui                       1:3.12.2+r71+ged4f890e-1  extra      3.9 MB
libgweather                      40.0+r87+g80e5a652-2                 23.6 MB
libmusicbrainz5                  5.1.0-5                   community  807.6 kB
libofa                           0.9.3-9                   extra      168.6 kB
libunibreak                      5.0-2                     community  112.3 kB
manjaro-gnome-extension-settings 20220728-1                community  1.7 kB
matcha-gtk-theme                 20221115-1                community  28.6 MB
metis                            5.1.0.p10-2               extra      436.4 kB
nm-connection-editor             1.30.0-1                  extra      4.6 MB
notify-sharp-3                   3.0.3-4                   community  22.7 kB
python-importlib-metadata        5.0.0-1                   community  160.9 kB
python-nspektr                   0.4.0-2                   extra      22.2 kB
python-pydrive                   1.3.1-5                   community  243.0 kB
python-pysmbc                    1.0.23-3                  extra      61.7 kB
rest                             0.8.1+r4+ge5ee6ef-1       extra      875.3 kB
sof-firmware                     2.2.2-1                   extra      16.5 MB
tepl                             1:6.2.0-2                 community  1.9 MB
webkit2-sharp                    2.10.9-3                  community  557.9 kB
zenity                           3.43.0-1                  extra      11.0 MB
zita-alsa-pcmi                   0.5.1-1                   extra      80.2 kB
zita-resampler                   1.8.0-1                   extra      202.6 kB

Moderator edit: In the future, please use proper formatting: [HowTo] Post command output and file content as formatted text

Notice that thread was created almost two years ago. :wink:

I just wanted to make sure you didn’t have any other deprecated or broken themes that might also be causing problems. You do not. Any package not mentioned below can be safely removed.

  • Packages that should not be orphans you should mark as explicitly installed:

  • Packages you should mark as explicitly installed if you want to keep them:

  • Packages that are no longer in the repos:

  • Packages that are no longer required:

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I have exactly the same problem. Here is my neofetch:

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
Host: HP ProDesk 400 G4 DM
Kernel: 6.1.12-1-MANJARO
Uptime: 13 mins
Packages: 1277 (pacman), 29 (flatpak)
Shell: zsh 5.9
Resolution: 1920x1080
DE: GNOME 43.3
WM: Mutter
WM Theme: Custom-Accent-Colors
Theme: adw-gtk3-dark [GTK2/3]
Icons: Yaru-prussiangreen-dark [GTK2/3]
Terminal: gnome-terminal
CPU: Intel i7-8700T (12) @ 4.000GHz
GPU: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630]
Memory: 2991MiB / 15843MiB

Same neofetch output on another computer, where I don’t have that problem.

I doubt that. Every user’s system is different.

Please do not hijack or necrobump. Create a new thread if you still need help and reference this one if you’d like.

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