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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “pixmap”

People seem to encounter the error:

Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap"

in different situations. For me it appeared while running my open source project in Eclipse, a project that is based on swing.

The solution was installing gtk2-engines-pixbuf:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

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19 responses to “Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “pixmap”

  1. sobbayi November 26, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Actually theres a small typo in your command. it should be as follows:
    sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

    As in engines (plural) not singular.

    Great tip though!!

  2. jan January 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

    thanks for sharing this šŸ™‚

  3. Ashish Patel January 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Thx but may i know use of pixmap?

  4. Ry Jones March 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks for the tip; I was getting these messages running chromium-browser from the command line, but installing pixbuf solved it.

  5. Roger March 22, 2012 at 3:35 am

    This solution fixed the error when using “gksudo gedit” — I actually copied-pasted the apt-get command with the plural “engines” before reading about the type, and yet it worked! Or maybe the correct command is the plural. ?

  6. Ignazio April 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

    thank you very much. I’m using micropolis, the open source port of simcity, as a city simulator

  7. dimon225 July 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks man, great help.

  8. Virtus December 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you very much! Indeed a quite tricky problem that can be solved easily when you have the right information!

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