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Old 03-26-2004, 11:51 PM   #1
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Kde And Gnome Themes


Im a newnie at linux and in currently running fedora. i like linux a lot but i want to download and install new themes, i dont know what to download cause there is tz and rpm stuff and i dont know which one to download and i dont know who to install them, also what r some good sites for kde and gnome themes. Thanx
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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download the rpm files because they are easier to use. They are like setup files in Windows and allow you to remove, update and install packages easily like you can in Add/Remove programs in Windows. Download a program called

synaptic

as this is a GUI front end to the command line utility like Add/Remove Programs.

Try to find one that is specifically for Fedora, to install them just double click on them or use the command line utility rpm. You will see things like i386, i686 etc try to get and i686 because this will be configured to use some of the features in newer computers such as MMX technology etc whereas the i386 is for older computers but will work anyway.


type

man rpm

for more information on rpm files.

Dont know any sites though, do a search in google.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:09 AM   #3
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Another thing to download is

checkinstall

as this is a program that converts source files to rpm files and allows you to upgrade, remove etc. I think it is best to keep everything on your computer in rpm format for ease of use. I have found having a combination of compiled programs and source files confuses things. check install will eliminate this problem
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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kde-look.org is a good site for KDE themes, sounds, backgrounds, splash screens, kickers, etc.
 
  


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