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Old 04-20-2015, 04:23 AM   #1
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Trouble installing icons in Cinnamon


I've been trying to install an icon theme for a while now. I've searched high and low and still haven't figured it out. The icon theme I want to install is not in the repos. I downloaded the tar ball and extracted it to /usr/share/icons. When I open up cinnamon settings and go to themes to change the icons, the icon theme that I installed does not show up.
However, if I open up the file manager and navigate to /usr/share/icons they show up.
http://kotusworks.deviantart.com/art...heme-450178304 That is the icon theme I am trying to install.
Someone please help me figure this out. It's driving me nuts.
Thanks in advance everyone.
 
Old 04-20-2015, 04:32 PM   #2
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it can have 2 reasons:

1) file permissions are wrong
2) the file/folder structure is wrong.

let me explain 2) first.
there has to be an index.theme file in /usr/share/icons/<theme-name>/index.theme, and the icons themselves in subfolders. make sure it is so.
and make sure the index.theme file looks sane (compare with e.g. GNOME's index.theme).

1) is harder. you might have to read up on file/folder permissions first.
from a terminal, type
Code:
ls -al /usr/share/icons
but you most probably have to check permissions of the subfolders, too.
on my install, they're all
Code:
drwxr-xr-x root root
.
there's ways to change that to the proper values recursively with chmod and maybe even chown.
 
Old 04-20-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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I figured it out. When I opened up /usr/share/icons there was a folder for the Ardis icons. When I opened that folder there was another folder, and when I opened that folder it showed the index.theme and everything else. So I copied the folder with the actual contents to /usr/share/icons and now I can actually change the icon theme.
I know it had to be something simple. I just couldn't figure it out until I read your response. Thanks so much.
 
Old 04-20-2015, 05:11 PM   #4
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