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Old 06-06-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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installing a new desktop theme


Hey everyone

I want to install a new Desktop theme for my Suse Linux 9.1 Personal edition with KDE. How do I go about installing the new desktop theme?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 06:58 PM   #2
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check out kde-look.org
 
Old 06-06-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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does it teach me how to install a new theme?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
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from memory some do explain yup... basically it's only about putting a file in a certain place (should be ~/.kde/) and loading it from kde control center... but I dont' know suse so it would be better you check out with suse user and suse documentation... sorry not to be more helpful...
 
Old 06-06-2005, 07:42 PM   #5
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according to the site, it says i should use the control center and then go to Look and feel. Well i went into the control center but i didnt see anything that says Look and Feel. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 07:55 PM   #6
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not really... but I would guess appearance and theme-->style (or theme manager)
 
Old 06-06-2005, 07:56 PM   #7
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it doesnt have anything to install the theme on, any suse users reading this have any idea how i should go about installing the theme?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 09:48 PM   #8
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What kind of theme is it? If its a theme-manager theme then you install it using the KDE theme manager. For other styles/themes you have to do
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$./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
$make
#make install
 
Old 06-06-2005, 09:55 PM   #9
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well, the theme i download, does not have a configure script, and i dont know if it is a theme-manager theme, how do i found out? Also, my KDE doesnt have theme-manager. At least i dont see it in the control center. Im using KDE 3.2.1 and the control center just has something called Appearances and Themes, but it doesnt have anything that really manipulates themes. Please help
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:15 PM   #10
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Theme-Manager themes only work from kDE 3.3 upwards. What is this theme called and where did you get it.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:35 PM   #11
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i got it off of freshmeat.net
and its called TwilightEffect

Do you recommend that i download KDE 3.3?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 11:01 PM   #12
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That theme will probably not work with recent KDE versions. I was created in 1999 and does not seem to have been updated for newer KDE releases. You may be better off looking for themes at kde-look.org. There is no need to upgrade KDE if you don;t want to. If you are going to upgrade then go for the latest version which is currently KDE 3.4.1.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 11:16 PM   #13
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whats the easiest way to upgrade KDE?
 
Old 06-07-2005, 12:28 AM   #14
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whats the easiest way to upgrade KDE?
That depends on your distro. Suse may have KDE 3.4.1 rpms for 9.1 available, so check in the mirrors at kde.org.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 05:55 AM   #15
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ok suse does have rpms that are available for the upgrade, do you know how i can add the FTP site to YaST's installation source list so I can use YaST to upgrade?
 
  


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