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Old 01-20-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Gnome themes... embarasing question from a should be linux expert.

Ive completed beyind linux from scratch, ive tweaked windows modem drivers to run under different linux kernel's, i can do a stage 1 gentoo install on an AMD64 macine without even peeking at the manual.. but i cant use Gnome !

i like the cleanness of gnome, so ive installed it.
i installed some window borders by downloading metacity themes, and extracting to /usr/share/themes (and also .themes in my home directory)

they dont show in the gnome theme->details->window border, but i managed to force it to work by changing the value in gconf-editor.

now ive tried to install some gtk and gtk2 themes.
ive extracted them to the corrrect places, they dont show in the theme switcher.

the theme switcher has a button called install theme... but it doesnt seem to actually do anything, i cannot find a gconf-editor value to change....

ive been trying to change gtk themes for hours now.

i installed a different program for switching themes (gtk-theme-switcher)
"emerge gtk-theme-switcher" compile went fine, and emerge says its installed...

however... i cant find the porgram... all i get is command not found !!!

GNOME-2.8 is reeeealy pissing me off right now..

what am i doing wrong ???
Old 01-20-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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Not in gnome right now, but I'm pretty sure I was installing themes by just dragging and dropping the archives into the theme manager.
Old 01-20-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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in the themes manager, click on install new theme and direct it to the new theme folder
Old 01-20-2005, 06:08 PM   #4
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It's dumb but if found if you go the Install New Theme.. route and then cloe and reopen the theme manager it'll be there.
Old 01-20-2005, 07:02 PM   #5
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not for me... ficed it though....
somehow nautilus seemed to be at fault...

it stoped responding, sent my cpu to 100% in use, and was easying away at 10 megabyes per second.... pretty soon, it had taken 700megs of ram...

killing the porces caused it to re-spawn,

i had to send "killall -9 nautilus" faster than it could respawn.

a recompile of nautilus fixed it..

strange !


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