Icon theme not found

When launching GUI software from a terminal window there might be stderr message such as Icon theme "gnome" not found. The source of the message can be traced to icon theme index.theme files:

grep Inherits= /usr/share/icons/*/index.theme

The result should disclose the culprit of the error message.

There are some solutions to eliminate the annoying output:

  1. Install the missing icon theme package.
  2. Select an icon theme that does not have missing Inherits “dependencies."
  3. Copy the culprit /usr/share/icons/$SUBDIR/index.theme to $HOME/.local/share/icons/$SUBDIR/index.theme and change the Inherits= line to default or delete the offending icon dependency.

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