I'm pulling my freaking hair out.
I'm running RedHat 9.0 (and starting to regret not keeping 8.0). I'm new to linux (about 6 months on it). I absolutely hate bluecurve. It makes me feel old with the big icons, bad wallpaper, and just over lack of any flare.
I'm running Gnome (whatever version comes with RH 9.0, I think it's 2.2 ??? How do I find out exactly)
So I go looking for themes. At freshmeat, there seems to be tons. Now what the hell is gtk1.0, gtk2.0, sawfish, metacity, etc... What are those. Just when I feel like I'm getting the hang of it, something that should be so simple gets be totaly hung up.
Anyway, I got themes. I tried everything. I tried using gnomes theme installer. I tried unzipping and putting into ~/.themes. I tried unzipping and putting into /usr/share/themes. I can seem to get anything to work.
My exact questions are these:
1) When I go to freshmeat, under which section should I be grabbing themes from? I assume I click "GTK" in the "Gnome" section. But those themes are lame.
2) What is gtk1.x and gtk2.x.
3) Is gnome a "desktop" manager and the other things some other type of "desktop" managers?
4) Generally, how the hell do I just install a freaking theme that looks good. I kind of like this one: "14x on Freshmeat"
Can I use this one?
5) Where are the wallpaper images kept? Is there a certain place, or do you just point what ever program loads the background image to what ever .png file you want anywhere on your system?
Sorry for such a newbie question, but I've been googling, searching threads here, looking at FAQs, but they all just say, "Use Gnome theme installer" or unzip to appropriate folders.
I really do like Linux, but man, sometimes it can make feel like a first grader going to school naked...
Thanks in advance!