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Old 01-24-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
Michael Davont
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themes and programs


none of the themes i get from kde_look.org work i go to control center/appearance and themes/theme manager/install new theme and it never finds my themes also none of the programs that i downloaded work I.E.
Cedega,
Pixel 32,
opera,
ect.......

Please help i dont know what to do but i need the programs
 
Old 01-24-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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The first question is "What distro are you using?"

Then we need *detailed* information about what steps you have taken. Like:
I downloaded Opera from Opera.com. Then I typed "xxxxx" at the command line, but it gave me the following error message: "<verbatim error message received>"
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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i am using FC3 3.3 and the KDE Desktop
and i do not entirely know how to use the command Line

all i know is i followed the steps for aterm-0.4.1 on the command line as that is the only one that gave me info on how to install from the command line

$ tar -xzvf aterm-0.4.1.tar.gz
it said no command or file
when i have it on disk and the disk in the cdrom drive and mounted


but the steps that i got from the site for aterm were

$ tar -xzvf aterm-0.4.1.tar.gz
$ cd aterm-0.4.1
$ ./configure
$ make
$ su -c "make install"

then it says that you want to launch it in this fashion C from console or "run command"

$ aterm -transparent +scrollBar -is

but i cant get past the first command

and the other programs i do not know how to do the command line for them
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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Well, I am not up to speed on Fedora, but the basics are the same for any distro.

If the file is on a CD, you need to copy it to yor hard drive somewhere (usually your home directory). Then, on a command line, type "cd dir/you/copied/to", without the quotes, and of course, entering the correct directory name. From *there* run the "tar" command, etc.

Oh, and be sure you don't type the "$" either. They are just used as shorthand to indicate you are in a terminal shell as a normal user.


BTW, is there any reason you didn't just install aterm from rpm? It's easier than compiling from source.

Edit: Here is the rpm for aterm-0.4.2-5, built explicitly for Fedora Core 3.

Last edited by Padma; 01-24-2005 at 03:26 PM.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:30 PM   #5
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because when i double click on the rpm file it does the same as it does for the tar.gz file it just opens it and tries to extract it instead of installing for some reason
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:35 PM   #6
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Hmm. That's screwy. Anyway, what I said above *should* work for you.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 04:36 PM   #7
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thank you that did help
 
Old 01-25-2005, 04:54 PM   #8
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i have never had much luck with using RPM's for some reason.

i usually unpack the tar in my home directory and them copy it over to /usr/local/src
then, from the terminal I cd into the directory and run the typical
./configure
make
make install

so far that has worked well for me. I like to keep programs i download and install into the /usr/local/src directory and keep my home directory for personal files and stuff.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 06:59 PM   #9
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If installing kde themes, you do

$./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
$make
#make install

For stuff like aterm, you maybe better of using prmade rpms. You have a choice of two package managers in Fedora Core, the first, yum is the default on Fedora Core and the second is apt, which you can get from fedora pre-extras. Also make sure you download synaptic, apts gui front end. To install packges, it would be as simplae as doing

#yum --install aterm
or
#apt-get install aterm

There are lots of articles on the web about yum and apt/synaptic, you may wanna search on google and take a look at some of them.
 
  


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