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mary 09-24-2003 02:18 PM

installing styles & themes
 
I have never been able to install a style/theme/window decoration for KDE by doing:

./configure > make > make install

The style/theme/whatever doesn't show up in the KDE control centre.

What am I doing wrong? Everything seems to finish OK, but then again, it doesn't tell me that the theme installed successfully or anything like that...

However, I installed a couple styles by running:

sh <insert filename here>.sh

which seemed to do the same thing as ./configure > make > make install, except it said that it was installed successfully (or something to that effect) and the style showed up in the KDE control centre.

RPMs work for styles about 1/4 or the time.

Any tips? I must be doing something wrong ... :o

XavierP 09-24-2003 02:40 PM

Did you make install as root or as the user?

mary 09-24-2003 05:09 PM

I installed as root by doing su and then the password.

XavierP 09-25-2003 03:11 AM

Where did you get the theme? I will have a look and see if I can figure out what is going wrong.

mary 09-27-2003 02:03 PM

kde-look.org. I really want to install Plastik.... but many I've tried haven't worked.

Thanks for your help!

XavierP 09-27-2003 02:28 PM

I've had a look and all seems well - in a console, type 'whereis plastik'. That should tell you where the theme resides - it may be that it unpacks in a place that Mandrake isn't looking. I think that you will then be able to manually browse to it. It's possible that this has happenend to your other themes.

mary 09-27-2003 08:21 PM

After a lot of tries, I finally got at least the Plastik window decoration installed. I tried installing it to many different places, and it seems as if /usr/local/kde works.

I typed 'whereis plastik' in a console, and it just said 'plastik:'

I wish styles could be installed like icon sets - MUCH easier. :)


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