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Old 01-27-2004, 12:54 PM   #1
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Changing icon theme in gnome


I am looking to use crystal icons with gnome. I cannot find the option to change the icon theme, where is that? Also, how do I get access to changing things in the /usr directory? I open a terminal and login with su but it still says I don't have permission.

Thanks for the help.
Old 03-29-2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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Ahh, finally somthing I can answer.

For the icons, if you are using gnome 2.4 or higher (which you should) go to the config menu for Gnome. You can get to this through the panel menu usually or by going to the Start Here place in Nautilus. Once you find that, Click on the Themes icon. Alternatively, you can run "/usr/bin/gnome-theme-manager". Then, click the "THeme Details" Button and go to the "Icons" Tab. If you have Crystal Icons installed, click on them and the icons will change. Otherwise, go to "" when their server is back up to download them and how to install them.

I wouldn't know why root wouldn't have access to the /usr directory.

What error message does it give?
Old 03-30-2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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In the menu, you can choose applications->desktop preferences->themes as well. It launches the same thing.

What are you trying to modify in /usr? You generally don't want to just mess with stuff in there unless you know what you're doing.


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