Wanting to reinstall manjaro theming

In the process of fixing a problem with SDDM (it didn’t recognize that there was a desktop environment installed for some reason) the theming that came packaged with the original install is no longer available in the system settings.

I am not certain how to get the artwork stuff from the Manjaro gitlab into the system themes so I can switch back to it, any guidance on that would be loveley

If the output of:

ls -hl /usr/share/themes

looks something like this
(or at least contains these directory names)

ls -hl /usr/share/themes
total 36K
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Jan  7 12:07 Adwaita
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Jan  7 12:07 Adwaita-dark
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4.0K Jan  3  2021 Breath
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4.0K Jan  3  2021 Breath-Dark
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Dec 11 18:26 Breeze
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Feb 17  2021 Default
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Feb 17  2021 Emacs
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Jan  7 12:07 HighContrast
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Feb 17  2021 Raleigh

then you should be able to set the theme via editing the sddm configuration file:


for example:

sudo nano /etc/sddm.conf.d/kde_settings.conf

The unaltered original in my system looks like this:


HaltCommand=/usr/bin/systemctl poweroff
RebootCommand=/usr/bin/systemctl reboot



note the [Theme] section

yes, I chose autologin - this is Manjaro KDE running in a virtual machine :wink:

What did you do to lose the theming?
To not have it, you must have deinstalled it.
… just reinstall it then?

My question was how to reinstall it though.
It’s not available through pacman or the built in themes store so I was checking if there was a means to do it that didn’t involve manually placing all the relevant files.

As I said originally this is after fumbling around in the command line trying to fix SDDM, I suspect this has something to do with GDM but I’m not certain. But the breath theme must have been uninstalled in the process.

Weirdly the fonts, icons, and cursor settings were not affected by this.

About what theme are you talking exactly?

Breath, the one that comes pre-packaged with the Manjaro KDE .iso

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and I was trying to check,
with your help,
whether you have the necessary files installed or not

… whether you still have it, or whether you removed it …

Of course it is all available through pacman.
It’s stuff that is in the Manjaro repositories.
And is part of a default installation.

did you check?
did you remove it?

I did, sorry for not saying so and thank you for the clarification.

I thought that it might not be available through through pacman for some reason, at the very least I had no way of finding out the name of the package, the issue is solved now in any case

It is?
good for you!

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