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Old 08-20-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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KDE 3.2 theme installation!?!?!


hey all,, i'm really new to this LINUS thing, but it's really cool, to get straight to the point, i have mandrake 10.1 with KDE 3.2,, i've downloaded a theme pack but the problem i don't know how to install it??? i've read every document on earth, go to control center/appearence and themes,,, well first of all i don't have appearance and themes, i have the LooknFeel tab, i open it and open STYLE where i should be able to add themes, but i don't have this option, i only have they Style tab and effects, misc. tabs available, is there something wrong, have i forgot to install something when i did Mandrake,, what should i do for god's sake???? thanks
 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:06 PM   #2
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come'on people, can't anyone give me a hint,, coz i've read everythin, i just wanna know if' it's somewhere and i can't find it, or i need to install a package maybe,,
 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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Well, I don't know if Mandrake changed something within KDE, but most (all?) of the time, KDE has the Control Center (usually accessed by KMenu > Control Center), and in there is an "Appearance and themes" selection on the left hand side, when clicked there is an entry "Themes", which you can click to bring up the theme selector which has a button to "Install new theme"

I tried Mandrake (seems like eons ago... I've tried 3 distros since then), and vaguely remember the Look n Feel menu, but, if I remember correctly, it was a Mandrake specific dialog, nothing to do with KDE.

Also an important fact, Mandrake works with an RPM software management system, similar to red hat's. Most (but not all) software has been ported by someone, somewhere, to an RPM format that will install easily into Mandrake. http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ is a website designed to help you with the package management system (google for "easy urpmi" and you'll find tutorials / explanations), with some luck, the theme you want will be located on an RPM repository and you can install it through mandrake's package management.


Hope this was some help!
 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:32 PM   #4
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thanks for the info.. as i said, i know where to find the control center, and i open it, but there's no such thing as appearence and themes, there's this new thing which is the lookNfeel, it's supposed to be inside this and under style tab, they are all there but no place to select a theme or install new one!!!
 
Old 08-21-2005, 11:58 PM   #5
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yea, man, sorry, my mistake -- did some googling though, try
Code:
kcmshell kthememanager
or maybe
Code:
kcmshell kthememgr
 
  


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