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Puppy~ 05-22-2008 05:39 PM

KDE4 Plasma themes
Hey Everyone, I just installed Fedora 9 Not too long ago, and have been working on configuring my box to the way I like it... and I've been having trouble getting it fully up and running, I have lots of complaints.

Mainly right now, I'm trying to install a theme for the Plasma Panel, and I can't find anything anywhere to show me where I should extract the file, I tried just going to the KDE control center, and hitting install theme, and when I look for the extracted item, and in the folders, all of them, There is not a single file for the KDE CC to read. Anyone have any tips?

Also, Can anyone tell me where I can get KDM to be the default session manager? I'm havin' a hell of a time trying to get it to work... I'm goin' nuts!

Puppy~ 05-23-2008 06:53 AM


Please, I really could use someone who has experience with this...

mcmillan 05-24-2008 04:51 PM

If you can't install the theme via the control center, you just need to extract in [kde4]/share/apps/desktopthemes For me [kde4] is /opt/kdemod, but that's something specific to kdemod's testing version of KDE4, so it's obviously something slightly different in Fedora. My guess would be /opt/kde/ but you may need to look around for it.

For using kdm you want to edit /etc/inittab. You'll need to have a line like:
x:5:respawn:/opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon

If you're using another graphical login like gdm you'll need to comment out the equivalent line for gdm. If you have a text login you'll probably need to change the line saying

so there's a 5 instead of 3.

Puppy~ 05-25-2008 02:13 PM

Thank you very much Mcmillan! That worked like a charm!

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