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Old 10-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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installing kde themes

hi! i'm pretty new to linux and completelly new to mandriva. anyway i'm really liking this distro but i can't solve this problem.

how do i install kde themes so they show in kde cc>appearance and themes>theme manager?

almost all files downloaded from come as tar.bz2. i extract them and install with these commands:

./configure `--prefix=PATH'
make install (as su)

and i can't use them, can't find them in the theme manager. is there a step i'm missing? please help.

i'm running mandriva 1 2007.

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Old 10-15-2006, 04:07 PM   #2
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Aren't theme files just a collection of images and config files? There is no source to compile as you seem to be trying. There should be a file with a .ktheme extension. Open this file with the theme manager ('add new theme' I think).

./configure `--prefix=PATH'
You are not typing that literally are you? PATH is not a path. It is looking for something like '/usr/share/themes' or something. I find it hard to believe you are not getting an error with that...
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Themes that you compile from source don't usually show up in the kcontrol section that you mentioned (its for a completely different type of KDE theme). If you go to the differen sections of Kcontrol -> Appearance & Themes, you will find elements of your theme under various sub menus e.g. color-scheme, window decorations, styles etc.


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