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Old 05-11-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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Need help installing Gartoon Redux 1.11 icons

Can someone please help me to install Gartoon Redux 1.11 icons on my laptop? I already downloaded the file, but I'm having trouble getting the packet to be install. So if someone could help that would be great.

So far I've try the follwing to install the packet,
Downloals/Gartoon Redux 1.11/./configure

Downloads.Gartoon Redux 1.11/./configure make

Information about my system:
I'm running puppy linix Tahrpup 6.0

Thank you for your help
Old 05-11-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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I am not very familiar with Puppy but if I recall it does not come with a compiler package installed; you have to get that later. Did you install any package to compile?

If not sure type in terminal: gcc -v and tell what comes up.

When you tried the commands did you get errors? I assume you mean by your post you went to the directory ~/Downloads/Gartoon Redux 1.11/ and then while inside the directory you typed: ./configure Yes?

Are these the instructions you are following?
Old 05-11-2015, 08:00 PM   #3
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Yes those are the instructions that I've be following, but never had any luck. I've try a couple of command in the teriminal but only got errors.

When I type in /Downloads/Gartoon Redux 1.11/./confuger I get.
ot# Downloads/gartoon-redux-1.11/./configure
Use of uninitialized value within files in array dereference at Downloads/gartoon-redux-1.11/./configure line 109.
Use of uninitialized value within %files in array dereference at Downloads/gartoon-redux-1.11/./configure line 109.
Use of uninitialized value within %files in array dereference at Downloads/gartoon-redux-1.11/./configure line 109.
Use of uninitialized value within %files in array dereference at Downloads/gartoon-redux-1.11/./configure line 109.

Then when I typr in Downloads/gartoon-redux-1.11/./configure make I get this
root# Downloads/gartoon-redux-1.11/./configure make
make: unrecognized option
configure - Gartoon Redux configure script
Supported command-line options:
Display this help
Render the SVG files at given pixel sizes. The parameter should be
a comma separated list of integers with no spaces. Default is 16,22,24,36
-f, --defer-fixlogo
Don't try to fix the distributor logo to match the distribution
at install time; instead, install the script into the icon directory
-i, --install-in-home
Install the theme in the current user's home directory
Install in PREFIX instead of /usr/local

I'm still very new at Installing stuff in Linux so I have no clue what any of that stuff mean. Do you have any Idea what my next step should be?

Also I did type in gcc -v this what came up:

Using built-in specs.
Target: i686-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.4-6ubuntu2' --with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.6/README.Bugs --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr --program-suffix=-4.6 --enable-shared --enable-linker-build-id --with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.6 --libdir=/usr/lib --enable-nls --with-sysroot=/ --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-gnu-unique-object --disable-libmudflap --enable-plugin --enable-objc-gc --enable-targets=all --disable-werror --with-arch-32=i686 --with-tune=generic --enable-checking=release --build=i686-linux-gnu --host=i686-linux-gnu --target=i686-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.6.4 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.4-6ubuntu2)

I forgot to said that I didn't install any complier.

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Old 05-11-2015, 09:00 PM   #4
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The icons package should have a README and/or an INSTALL file. Usually the installation procedure is explained in these files.

In addition, I believe Gartoon is designed for Gnome and, if I'm not wrong, Puppy uses a different graphic interface, so you might have to hack the icons package to make it work on Puppy. (I'm not sure about this, but just thought I should let you know. just in case it doesn't work).
Old 05-11-2015, 09:32 PM   #5
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these are for Gnome2 desktop
NOT the current Gnome3 desktop

think of it this way
you want to install icons and theme FROM xp or win98 on Win8.1

that would not work


the SAME thing on linux also would NOT WORK

did you read the README file ?
it is called "README" for a good reason

--- to quote it ---
Gartoon Redux Gnome Icon Theme
Created by Krzysztof Kosiski (
An extension of GNUtoon
Modified by reassuringlyoffensive (
Created by Zeus (
With help from: La Mula Francis


There are four options:

a) Use the Debian installer. You will be able to change the theme
to Gartoon Redux in root applications then. Run:
gksu gnome-appearance-properties
and set the theme for the root user to Gartoon Redux.
b) Drag the .tar.gz archive onto the Appearance Properties window.
c) Unpack the archive to ~/.icons/GartoonRedux.
d) Get the source archive and create your own package. See below for details.

Additionally, there are stock icons for some applications which need
modifying your gtkrc file. Open the file named .gtkrc-2.0 in your home
directory (if it doesn't exist, create it) and put this line at the end:

include "/path/to/gtkrc"

where /path/to/gtkrc is the path to this package's gtkrc file. If you
installed using the Debian installer, it will be:

include "/usr/share/icons/GartoonRedux/gtkrc"

If you dragged the tar package on the Appearance window, it will be:

include "/home/<your username>/.icons/GartoonRedux/gtkrc"

Currently, this will enable Gartoon Redux icons in GVim and GThumb. Support
for other applications like GIMP is planned.

===Building from source===

Gartoon Redux is also distributed as source (that means, SVG only + a set
of scripts that take care or generating the rendered versions). To build it,
you will need the "rsvg" executable from librsvg (librsv2-bin package
in Debian), and Perl to run the configure script. Go to the directory where
you unpacked the source package and run:

make install

The last command needs to be run as root. This will install the icons into


Q: Why should this theme be better than the original Gartoon?
A: It has over 500 new icons, and countless symlinks to make the icons
show up in most applications. There are also some symlinks for desktop
environments other than Gnome.

Q: One of my applications is unthemed. How do I fix that?
A: There are two common causes.
1. There are no icons for your application. You need to find out the names
and create them. This may require looking at the source code. You can
also send an e-mail to the theme author instead of doing it yourself.
2. The application doesn't support theming or uses the theme mechanism
in a non-standard way. Some common examples are and
Firefox 2. Also, some launchers use fixed icon paths. You can edit
the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications to find out (you need to
do it via the Open menu of your text editor, because opening them in
Nautilus runs the corresponding application.

Q: What is Gartoon Redux's License?
A: It is lincensed under the GNU General Public License (read COPYING).

Q: Why GPL? It's not like Gartoon Redux is a program!
A: Gartoon Redux contains both SVG images and their PNG renders.
The intended interpretation is that the SVG images constitute the source
code. This means that if you distribute a modified version of Gartoon Redux,
the vector versions of all the icons must also be made available.

Q: Can I make a modified version of this theme?
A: Yes, you can. You can also distribute it, provided that you also make
the vector versions of all the icons publicly available, either as
a separate download or include them in the theme.

Q: I want to create a Gartoon-style icon. How do I do that?
A: First, look at the existing icons to get a feel of the style. To edit SVG,
You will need Inkscape. I recommend acquainting yourself with its
capabilities first. You should be familiar with at least the node tool,
gradient fills, strokes, boolean operations on paths, object to path, text
tools, dynamic offset and clones. I recommend using the latest SVN version,
which has a clipboard that works across different instances. New icons should
be 90x90 pixels. You should use the Gartoon palette, found in the extras
directory - copy it to ~/.inkscape/palettes (create that dir if it doesn't
exist). To select the palette, click the tiny arrow at the right edge
of the palette bar and select Gartoon from the list.
It takes some time to master the Gartoon style. Its key elements are:
1. Smooth gradients.
2. Thick dark outline with a color matching the foreground, or black. Look
for a compromise between contrast and color consistency. You can create it
easily by unioning all foreground shapes and then applying a dynamic
offset. However, you will need to tweak the sharp corners.
3. Background shadow, black with alpha=75, often a copy of the outline.
4. Simplified depiction of real-world objects.
5. Dynamic perspectives.
6. Reuse of existing elements like arrows, pencil, padlock, etc.
7. Gartoon palette, with other colors (notably purple) used only where
really necessary.
8. Solid white (or trans-white to opaque-white gradient) highlights on items
intended to look glossy.
Once you create the icon, check whether it's rendered correctly by librsvg,
e.g. whether the preview in Nautilus looks like what you created in Inkscape.
If you use advanced SVG features, you may run into rendering errors with
librsvg, and your icons will display incorrectly.
for the xfce or lxde or gnome3 or kde desktops
you will need to hack this set of icons and integrate them your self


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