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Old 01-30-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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dont bash me for this ;-)- icon problem


ok i ve got lots of icon sets in zip files and i dunno how to install them. help meee
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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kde-control centre - icons - install new icon theme- select the zip file

sometimes, the icon sets may have a 'buildset' file in them...extract that file and do a './buildset'.......follow instructions and at the end of it all a new compressed archive should be created...then select that file thru the process described above

(remember, unless there is a buildset in the archive there is no need to extract it...just select the zip file itself when installing the new theme)
 
Old 01-30-2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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sometimes it's a matter of copying and pasting into /usr/share/icons /usr/share/icons or .kde/share/icons if they are not automatically installed by KDE.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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Originally posted by ganja_guru
kde-control centre - icons - install new icon theme- select the zip file

sometimes, the icon sets may have a 'buildset' file in them...extract that file and do a './buildset'.......follow instructions and at the end of it all a new compressed archive should be created...then select that file thru the process described above

(remember, unless there is a buildset in the archive there is no need to extract it...just select the zip file itself when installing the new theme)
i tried it but it says:
The file is not a valid icon theme archive!

so it doesnt install zip files

also i have 3 zip files for 1 theme how do i get them to work together
 
Old 01-30-2005, 12:44 PM   #5
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sometimes it's a matter of copying and pasting into /usr/share/icons /usr/share/icons or .kde/share/icons if they are not automatically installed by KDE.
i tried doing it but it says:
Access denied to /usr/share/icons/NIX_Xi

how do i do without having to go into the root account i mean how can i work as root from my own account?? coz i dunno how to do that
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:52 PM   #6
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simple:

$ su

and then enter your root password
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:52 PM   #7
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You have to install as root if you are installing anything other than in your /home directory, You extract the zip file as a normal user, then do
$su
$cp icons.png /usr/shar/icons/.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 05:35 PM   #8
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cant i do it without the console. i mean actually working as root in my own account?? isnt that possible. well i extracted the icons in /usr/share/icons and .kde/share/icons but they dont show up in kde control panel

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Old 02-01-2005, 01:34 PM   #9
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plzz can any1 help me. i cant use the icons that i like?!! its this theme

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