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Old 10-13-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Installing themese in KDE 3.3.2


Recently switched to Linspire Five-O and I'm having some problems installing KDE themes (version 3.3.2). Downloaded a few themse from, extracted them, and then tried to install with Theme Manager in the Look & Feel control module.

I navigated to the folder where I had extracted the theme and nothing showed up in the Themes Manager window -- it did not appear to find any themes. Scratching my head on this one.. really frustrating. Miss just being able to drag & drop in Gnome.


PS - tried to post in the Linspire Support Community, for whatever reason it keeps on saying that my log-in info was incorrect.. even though it's valid.
Old 10-14-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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I ran into the same thing the first time I installed some KDE extras. Sometimes the packages are called themes, but they're actually only styles or window decorations. Take a look in those menus and see if your new "themes" are listed.
Old 10-14-2005, 08:19 AM   #3
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I may be completely wrong here but I vaguely remember that you do not extract the files. Sometime back while installing a theme (or something like that) I remember reading somewhere that the theme file must be a .tar.gz file.
So you could do this, click on the install new theme (or similar button) browse and select the themename.tar.gz file and click OK
Again I may be wrong here, and I am not sure if this is correct or not. I just remember reading it somewhere.

Hope this helps!
Old 10-14-2005, 09:59 AM   #4
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All the ones I have installed do come as .tar.gz, but have to built with configure,make,make install.
Old 10-14-2005, 01:42 PM   #5
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$./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
#make install
Thats how most KDE themes (and most KDE apps) are installed unless you are using theme manager themes.


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