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Old 03-16-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation problem extracting .tar.gz file??


im trying to download themes from the "art manager" and whenever i install them and try to open them it says "cannot install theme: there was a problem extracting the theme". today is my first time on linux (using ubuntu 8.10) and i just have not become totally familiar with it yet (trying to switch from vista) ANY help on the matter would be GREATLY appreciated...... thanks in advace guys!!
 
Old 03-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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I don't know about themes. However, if you have a .tar.gz file, the file is gzipped and tarred. A tar file is a file that contains a directory (which may also contain files). A .gz file, is a file that has been gzipped. You can unzip and untar the file with the following command:

tar -xvzf file.tar.gz
 
Old 03-16-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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For Gnome, a theme file MUST NOT BE UNTARED .You install it as a tar.gz from the
system/ preferences/ look and feel / appearance

and use the " install " button
 
Old 03-17-2009, 12:32 AM   #4
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If you simply drag the tar file to the theme settings, it automatically installs it for your. As easy as point and click
 
  


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