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Old 07-08-2011, 05:04 AM   #1
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Question help with installing GDM login window theme...


i downloaded themes from http://gnome-look.org/ & http://art.gnome.org/themes
But i can't figure out how to install them !
I'm running fedora 15,GNOME 3

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:06 AM   #2
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Open your theme-manager and drag and drop the downloaded files onto it. Alternatively unpack those files and move the unpacked folders either to ~/.themes (theme only available for that user) or /usr/share/themes (theme available system-wide).
 
Old 07-08-2011, 05:08 AM   #3
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Open your theme-manager
i use gnome-tweak-tool to switch themes.
I'm running fedora 15,gnome3
 
Old 07-08-2011, 05:29 AM   #4
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Alternatively unpack those files and move the unpacked folders either to ~/.themes (theme only available for that user) or /usr/share/themes (theme available system-wide).
i moved the folder to
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/usr/share/themes
How do i install theme now,i can't see theme in gnome-tweak-tool
 
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I don't use Gnome, so I can only guess, but in my experience most theme-managers have to be restarted when you install themes not using the theme-manager.
 
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I don't use Gnome, so I can only guess, but in my experience most theme-managers have to be restarted when you install themes not using the theme-manager.

restarting won't help too !
any other idea ?
 
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Have you tried if it works in ~/.themes?
 
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Have you tried if it works in ~/.themes?
how do i install theme after putting it in the directory ?
 
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It should show up in your theme-manager. Have you untarred those files? For themes it is normally
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tar -xf THEMENAME.tar.gz
which results in a directory. This directory has to be moved completely to one of those folders.
 
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Could you extract the archive and list the contents?

Also, your title seems to imply that you think that tar.gz files are special files for themes or something. They are just archives, similar to .zip files.
 
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It should show up in your theme-manager. Have you untarred those files? For themes it is normally
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tar -xf THEMENAME.tar.gz
which results in a directory. This directory has to be moved completely to one of those folders.
i've already extracted the contents of tar.gz folder...and put the extracted folder in /themes
 
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It is not /themes, it is ~/.themes, which is an abbreviation for /home/USERNAME/.themes. Note that dot before themes, which means that this directory is hidden normally.
 
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Could you extract the archive and list the contents?
folder contains:
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gtk-2.0
index.theme
index.theme~
metacity-1
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Also, your title seems to imply that you think that tar.gz files are special files for themes or something. They are just archives, similar to .zip files.
i definitely know that those are archives but i'm trying to learn how to install them but in my case it contains theme..
 
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It is not /themes, it is ~/.themes, which is an abbreviation for /home/USERNAME/.themes. Note that dot before themes, which means that this directory is hidden normally.
i've put the folder in
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~/.themes
 
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folder contains:
What does "folder" mean here? Does the archive contain a single directory that contains those files? If you're not sure, post the output of this command:

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tar tf path/to/archive.tar
 
  


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