LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-07-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Unable to install xfce4 window manger themes in ubuntu


I am currently running Ubuntu 10.04. I have installed xfce4 desktop and also downloaded a couple of window manager themes with the expectation of them being installed via apt-get or software center. Of course, that did not happen. At any rate, I proceeded to install them based on an Ubuntu instruct as it follows: 1) created a theme directory(~/.themes) 2) extracted packages to a created folder(xfw-the) 3) moved folder to home directory(easy location) 4) ran the cp command(cp /xfw-the//.). The output was:cp needs destination operand after '/xfw-the//.'try cp --help. I did not quite understand due to the very limited/brief info that was given.

If possible, would really like to resolve this, more so for future file/folder copying and moving.

Could someone please help?
 
Old 06-07-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
The 10.04 desktop version is unsupported
You need to get an upto-date version.
 
Old 06-07-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I am so sorry for the typo...please forgive me. But that is Ubuntu(14.04) installed it a couple of months ago.
 
Old 06-07-2014, 07:20 PM   #4
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
I apologize but I get thrown off with the different styles of copying & moving files.
cp <location of file> <to destination>

location of file maybe /home/user/Downloads
destination maybe simply /home/user

Command
cp /home/user/Downloads/<file> /home/user/<file>
 
Old 06-07-2014, 08:48 PM   #5
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
From what I can gather I am missing something in my command line of (cp /xfw-the//.) And based on the terminal output that is "destination operand" that must follow:'/xfw-the//.'before cp can be invoked. My question is what is it...a specification maybe?
 
Old 06-07-2014, 09:49 PM   #6
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
Can you post the link that you were using please
 
Old 06-08-2014, 07:34 PM   #7
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
<a href="http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=227416">HOWTO: Install Xfce Themes</a> Hope this takes you where you requested. I also have a copy of the Ubuntu Bible and will check it against what I am doing (cp command)
 
Old 06-09-2014, 05:28 PM   #8
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
There are only 3 steps but they give 2 ways of doing it. Are you confusing "Alternative Terminal Method" with the "Terminal Method"?
Also if using the "Alternative Method", you would've most like used cp or mv command from Downloads.
This command
Quote:
cp /yourtheme/ /.themes
would be
cp /home/user/Downloads /home/user/.themes
 
Old 06-09-2014, 06:08 PM   #9
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Your point is well taken, however, I used the 1-2-3 method at the very beginning of the instruct; 1) created the themes directory '~/. themes'2) extracted the files to my created folder 'xfw-the' and 3) ran the cp command, 'cp /xfw-the//.' to copy the folder to that directory. Is there any other way I can code it or possibly add to the existing structure?
 
Old 06-09-2014, 06:33 PM   #10
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
When yo extracted the files to the /.themes folder you basically combined the process of extracting & moving, so there is no reason to copy since you placed the files where you wanted them.
 
Old 06-09-2014, 07:45 PM   #11
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Understandably so...if that was the case. The downloaded files were extracted the folder'xfw-the', that I created, which resides in my "home" directory. The task is placing a copy of it in my "themes" directory.... remember, that was the first thing I did... create a themes directory.
 
Old 06-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #12
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
But have you tried
Quote:
cd /home/user/.themes
ls
If there is another directory within it cd to it then run ls
 
Old 06-09-2014, 08:37 PM   #13
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Yes... as soon as I created the directory, that was the first thing I checked to see was it a valid directory. From the onset the ubt instruct lead me to believe the directory may all ready be present, but if not, create one with 'mkdir'and that is what I did. cd was coded in both situations.

Last edited by Lojay; 06-09-2014 at 08:41 PM. Reason: added a clarifying line
 
Old 06-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #14
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 6,838

Rep: Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649Reputation: 649
But have you checked the directory to see if it contained the themes?
 
Old 06-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #15
Lojay
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Now that I have not done. If you would, please, what's the line?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Search for window manger. nadavvin Linux - Software 4 08-06-2007 07:03 PM
New ro linux, need help with window manger ipgraffiti Linux - Newbie 4 10-21-2004 06:24 PM
Enlightenment Window Manger Help! Aman9090 Linux - Software 3 08-11-2003 04:43 PM
Window Manger Screens , anyone ? SuseBoy Linux - General 2 07-16-2003 11:12 PM
help in redhat window manger alrawab Linux - Software 1 12-31-2002 01:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration