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Old 01-07-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
ludwig W
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Newbie KDE theme install problem

I went to and found some nice icon themes for my version of KDE.
I downloaded a file :

which I unpacked.
However, the brief note on the web site said :
# Install the Theme/Style by either extracting and compiling it, or installing an RPM.
# Open the KDE-Menu and start the Control Center.
# Select "Look and Feel".
# Select "Style" if the package you installed was a style, or select "Theme Manager" if the package you installed was a theme.
# Select your theme or style.
# Click "Apply"
# Have fun! :-)

I found the control center but there was no "Look and Feel" to select, just something called 'appearance and themes' under which there were several other headings, one of which was 'icons'.Yet when i click on 'install a new theme and brouse to the 153-Acqua-3.1 folder, it says that it is not a valid theme archive.

Can someone help me with this?

My KDE version is called 3.1-12 RedHat and I am running Red Hat 9.

thanks in advance.
Old 01-07-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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I believe your icons are actually in the directory /usr/share/icons.
I think you have to extract it somewhere, then copy it into /usr/share.
THen if there is a folder called "Default", just rename this directory and rename your icons to Default. I think this is what I did.

I haven't touched my icons in awhile, but I remember that any direction from for installation is NOT correct.

Last edited by Micro420; 01-07-2004 at 06:53 PM.
Old 01-07-2004, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Micro.
I'll give what you suggest a go.



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