Qubes-Whonix - Testers Wanted! / gtk2-engines-pixbuf


Originally published at: https://www.whonix.org/blog/qubes-whonix-13-0-0-0-7-testers-wanted
Qubes-Whonix only!

Either start with fresh templates. I.e. uninstall qubes-template-whonix-gw and qubes-template-whonix-ws. Then, to install, run in dom0:

sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-dom0-unstable qubes-template-whonix-gw qubes-template-whonix-ws

Or you can also upgrade from Whonix testers repository. Please refer to the following instructions:


Whonix DispVMs!!!


I attempted to follow the instructions here, but was unable to get past the step:

apt-get install qubes-whonix-gateway

Here is the log from Whonix Gateway template: https://paste.debian.net/plainh/7f3bce08.


Please re-run.

sudo apt-get update

And try again. Please report if that works for you.


Yes, upgraded successfully now. Thank you for the help.

  1. Love that Whonix 13 installed templates are half the size of Whonix 12 templates.
  • Some UI elements (file selection dialog, progress bars, etc) look like Windows 95.
  • Guess that #1 & #2 are related?


Possibly. Do you have a screenshot?


Known issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/762167
Solution (works): install gtk2-engines-pixbuf (629 KB on disk)
No idea what that is or if it’s safe. Package is present in Whonix-12 Workstation.


Whonix-12: TorBrowser

Whonix-13: TorBrowser

Whonix-12: Dolphin

Whonix-13: Dolphin


Good day,

Could you maybe look via gtk-theme-switch what themes are available?

Have a nice day,



That’s fine. Most likely should get re-installed by default in Whonix 14.


To my untrained eye, Adwaita & Raleigh look identical (maybe they’re both not installed?), and neither looks right without gtk2-engines-pixbuf.

However, oxygen-gtk seems to look “normal” even without gtk2-engines-pixbuf. (Still generates message: Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap")

So another solution is to switch theme to oxygen-gtk. I think
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "oxygen-gtk"
should work but I can’t test it with a dispVM. Will try some other time.


is whonix 13 available on the stable installation ?

so i can use this command:-

sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-templates-community qubes-template-whonix-gw qubes-template-whonix-ws



However, templates are never upgraded by qubes-dom0-update by [the sane] Qubes default. So if you have Whonix already installed and want to do a new re-installation from the repository, you have to uninstall the template rpm packages first.


Is it still in testing?

Edit: I think this post means that it has moved from testing to stable (actual status, not repo location), but it’s not entirely clear to me.


There is a supposed flow of information, but unfortunately it does not actually work.

In short, most important information such as stable releases are posted in the Whonix blog category important.


Yes, https://www.whonix.org/blog/whonix-13-released means it has moved from testing to stable for actual status and repo location.



Should we remove gtk2-engines-pixbuf for Whonix 14 [Debian stretch based]?


  • gtk2-engines-oxygen and
  • gtk3-engines-breeze

be sufficient as replacements?

I am wondering, because https://github.com/Whonix/anon-meta-packages/blob/master/debian/control is referencing gtk2-engines-pixbuf in multiple places. Not clean. If gtk2-engines-oxygen can replace it, we could get rid of gtk2-engines-pixbuf.