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Old 08-18-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
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Another KDE themes thread


So I've downloaded the polyester theme from for some KDE practice. The site tells me it's a widget style + kwin decoration package.

I've also read a couple different threads regarding the impossibility of installing new KDE themes.

So my question is, of course, how the deuce do I install it... and better yet, what the heck do I do with it?

That might seem a little thick of me, but I mean to say I can't find it in theme manager, and I don't know how to apply the individual widgets on my own.

I have:

1. untarred the file
2. ./configure ; make ; make installed the thing

I cannot:

1. find any kdmrc files anywhere - I've dug through the .kde folders and the closest I've found is the kfmrc file.
2. install via kdethemes in kcontrol

I am also using slackware 10.2.

Old 08-18-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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Might be a stupid suggestion, but did you try just looking for it in the "Appearance and Themes"->"Style" menu in Control Center?

I ask because I did almost exactly what you described (on Slackware 10.2) and it worked fine. All I did differently was use checkinstall instead of make install so I could remove the theme easily if I need to.

Good luck.

edit: I uploaded the package I made to if you want to try it.

Last edited by aquaboogie90; 08-19-2006 at 02:15 AM.
Old 08-18-2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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Kdmrc files have nothing to do with KDE styles, they are for KDM (login manager) settings. aquaboogie90 is right, if your theme compiled successfully, then take a look at the various sections in Kcontrol -> Appearance & Themes to enable various elements of the theme.
Old 08-19-2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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Ah, so I was looking in the wrong place entirely.



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