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Old 12-20-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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how to apply ?


i have downloaded a tar.bz2 file and have arked and extracted it, I now have the file itself but where do i put the extracted file to apply it to style, do i drag it or rather put it into style or what????

i though after extracting it that it would appear in the style dialog box and i could just then select it, but that is not the case i have the file but i don't know where to put it to utilize the style on my desktop... ???

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Old 12-20-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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Your post is a little vague. What exactly are you trying to do? Are you installing a KDE/Gnome theme? A program? Please post some more info to help us get started on a solution, thanks.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
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how to apply

yea, i am trying to install a kde theme, lipstick , and i was going to use terminal to open the tar.bz2 file but i arked it instead and then extracted. so i have the file but when i go to style in look and feel the lipstick theme is not there, so how do i apply the theme to my desktop ???

also i download apollon by the same means and i have the file but how do i activate it so it appears in kmenu and i can select it and start downloading files from it????

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Old 12-20-2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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Themes:

If you downloaded the tar.bz2 file, you should open a terminal shell window, and open the file from the shell with "tar -jxvf <filename>". That particular theme file has an INSTALL file that gives fairly detailed instructions on building and installing that theme. They also recommend downloading the prebuilt theme for your distribution. You should find it at kde-look.org.

Apollon:
You can add a link by right-clicking on the menu button, and opening the menu editor. Or, depending on which distribution you are running, you can install the package for your distro and it should add and icon to your menu automatically.

Which distribution are you running?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #5
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yea i compiled, installed using mandriva directions......../config.. then make then make install... all of that and then i exited terminal but i went to theme manager because i thought it would be there so i could apply it to my desktop but it wasn't and now i have installed the software but HOW DO I USE IT??????? is it supposed to run automatically or what ???
 
Old 12-21-2005, 01:19 AM   #6
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After reading some of the feedback on kde-look.org related to this, it appears this is a style, not a complete theme. It only affects certain portions of your KDE environment, not the entire look & feel. YOu should find it installed as a style under look & feel. It also has 3 new entries under color schemes. You may need to reboot XWindows to see the new entries (<ctrl><alt><bkspace>).

Themes include styles icons, backgrounds, screensavers, etc. This is ust a portion of a full theme.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 09:12 AM   #7
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I struggled with installing KDE themes as well at first; the instructions didn't seem to work.

What worked for me was to select the downloaded archive file in the KDE theme manager, without even bothering to extract it: I just selected the archive file itself, and the KDE theme manager recognised it and installed it.

Seems slightly counter-intuitive, but very convenient once you get used to it.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 06:01 PM   #8
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similar question

i have downloaded apollon to the documents file on my computer, now i wish to place it in kmenu and actually use it, the file has already been extracted, so where do i go to use the program because at this point i can't seem to use the file ???

i have mandriva 2006 with kde so what do i do??
 
  


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