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Old 03-10-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
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Installing themes on the KDE 3.3


Hi, well people this may sounds incredible but here, hasnt been posible to install a theme, or splash screen.

I download the *.tar.bz2 and uncompressed it, then i have the files over there, without a readme, and if it has it, doesnt explain pretty good, i go to the Control Center, of KDE, there i try by "adding new theme" or "new style" but it search for a file (theme file) which i cant find in the folder uncompressed.

i have SuSe 9.2 on a compaq presario R3000Z .

Well, if anyone, like as much as my the decoration and windows manager, and have achived this, please, need help.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 02:47 AM   #2
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You have to compile most KDE themes, do
$tar -xjvf package.tar.bz2
$cd package
$./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
$make
#make install
Once thats done, check for elements of your theme in, kcontrol -> appearance and themes.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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Bad design to have the end-user compile something. As well, bad design to have end-users compile a theme. Pre-compiling them so the end user need just drag them to a folder is the only way to go for program and data installation ON ALL DISTROS.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 12:23 PM   #4
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Jimbo99 can you justify why you say its bad design.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 02:31 PM   #5
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When I installed a theme for KDE, I didn't uncompress the archive. I just clicked "Add Theme" and then chose the .tgz (or .tar.gz or .bz2) file and it did the rest by itself. And that was on Slackware 10.0 and 10.1. Pretty easy, if you ask me.

As for the comment about compiling being bad for all distros... maybe you shouldn't be using linux then?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:45 AM   #6
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What kind of theme did you install because some stuff like icons can be installed from the KDE control center, but styles don't get installed that way.
 
  


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