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Old 04-10-2004, 09:23 PM   #1
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A bit of a problem installing a theme in office.org


Hello Peeps! (People...just in case..well, you know...)

I have come to understand something about Linux, in particular Mandrake......deleting bin files is BAD, and in ever sense of the word, just plain, out-right, BAD. Just thought that I should mention it, I know someone else will attempt a “stress-test” to see what happens...so save yourself the time and do not do it.

To the point, eh? Okay, sounds fine to me.

I have been doing some reading on this Linux thing, very pleasant thing that it is, and I have run into another small stumbling block, Office.org. Don't get me wrong, I like the way it works, but the way it looks, ah! What pains...my bleeding eye-balls! My cat is starting to look kind of screwy to me, the wall are starting to lean in...bad things are happening...must change appearance!

Because of such, I have resigned either to make or find a theme for office.org, and just wouldn't you know it, there is one! But I cannot seem to get the thing installed and the sources that I have seen have not been all that helpful.

Care to show a newbie da' way?
Thanks!
EEK

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Mandrake 9.2
Theme in question: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=7131 (having link issues, sorry)
 
Old 04-10-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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'Rather than focusing on individual themes for each icon set, I decided to provide a tool so that the users can create their own custom icon themes. That said, some common icon-themes from kde-look are enclosed (base = crystal).'

Thats a quote it lets you create your own themes. Thats why its not adjusting your themes. BTW its written in python I believe.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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yo man diescribe in short form..did u wanted to change the aprerance... ????
 
Old 04-10-2004, 09:45 PM   #4
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What that means in english is that it doesn't actually change the theme's it gives you the tools to change the themes yourself as in actually create them yourself.

Http://www.themes.org

I had a look here and a few other joints to a google in this way.

http://www.google.com/linux
that'll make it all linux related.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 09:49 PM   #5
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Well. . . , yes. I want to download the "theme" and install it on my 'puter. But the instructions in the download:

Requirements:
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1. convert, composite (imagemagick.org)
2. TCL (8.x)

User Info:
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* To install the default theme in OOo 1.1.x:
1. run: tclsh quickInstall.tcl

* To use one of the existing icon themes:
1. Specify your OOo config directory in config.tcl
2. If using default kde icon theme, update kde config in genbar.tcl
3. See config.tcl for any other customizations
4. run: tclsh genbar.tcl

didn't really help all that much.

Thanks,
EEK.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:01 PM   #6
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Ok here's the steps to run it I just did.

download it to your home directory or anyother directory.

Unzip it:

gunzip -df OOo_toolbar
tar -xf OOo_toolbar

cd OOo_toolbar

vi config.tcl

#go through that read it and understand it.

chmod +x quickInstall.tcl

#after that type this last bit.

./quickInstall.tcl


I just did it and it works.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:09 PM   #7
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Strikeforce, thanks for helping out...but I not quite sure of what the:

gunzip -df OOo_toolbar
tar -xf OOo_toolbar

cd OOo_toolbar

vi config.tcl

is for. Do I type this into the Konsole? I did with the

chmod +x quickInstall.tcl

but I just got an....chmod: failed to get attributes of `quickInstall.tcl': No such file or directory.

Sorry about being so green ( I just got my Linux skin )
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:25 PM   #8
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I'll explain all the commands probably should have done that. The majority of the files on the internet for linux are zipped like windows in fact I would have thought that linux created compressed files before windows but I can't confirm that.

Thats why when you download files they come in <filename>tar.gz.
There for there are two compressions tar and gunzip (I think thats the name)
A little trick is try to press tab after you have pushed three letters or two letters.

$gzip -df <filename> # will unzip the file of the .gz
$tar -xf <filename>
# will untar it and it will leave you with the original tarred folder and an uncompressed folder.

$cd <folder name> #this will make you jump into the folder

$vi <filename> #will bring up a text based word processor now you will learn to use it over time because every installation will require it just about unless you use RPM's.

$chmod +x quickinstall.tcl # makes the file e.g. quickinstall.tcl executible.

The last bit executes it. make sure that you are in the directory when you type chmod +x quickinstall.tcl. Ignore typo's use
$ls #to double check that in my opinion stands for list see how you go.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:28 PM   #9
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another program is urpmi that will help you automatically install programs as well. Some files it won't obviously but it will help you with it.

http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php
 
Old 04-10-2004, 11:33 PM   #10
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strikeforce,

I got to the word processor and everything seems to be fine. It give a heading, some info and something about saving the children of Uganda. Although, when I enter the last command:

chmod +x quickinstall.tcl

nothing happens. After the "vi" what am I supposed to enter as the <filename>?

Thanks for the help!
EEK.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 11:37 PM   #11
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Talking

Strikeforce, u'is da' man!

Thanks for the help, you filled in to missing info on the konsole thing!

Thanks a bunch!
EEK
 
  


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