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Old 10-15-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question Question about Install Cairo-Clock Theme.

Hi guys

I need help to install Cairo-clock Theme on my Ubuntu 7.04.
I download a Firefox chick Clock theme from
Here is the link:

Since i am still new to Linux,I really need a Step-by-step guide to install it. Thank you.
Old 10-16-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by logitechcam View Post
Since i am still new to Linux,I really need a Step-by-step guide to install it.
Since nobody else has responded, I'll see if I can help you. While I have Cairo-clock, I've not added any themes. And the documentation is not as clear as it might be.

Since you're new to Linux, perhaps you don't know about man pages. This is a traditional way to provide information about programs on Unix like systems. "Man" is short for "manual." To use, you type man followed by the name of the program. So in this case:

man cairo-clock
I'll let you read it yourself since the machine I have that on is not networked to this machine at the moment. While the wording is a bit vague, it leads me to believe you should create a directory (in your home directory) called either .cairo-clock/themes or .cairo-clock/theme. In what follows, I am going to assume it is the first, but if this doesn't work, try it again with the second. I am also going to assume that 64403-Firefox-Chick.tar.gz (your downloaded file) is in your home directory. You first need to open a terminal window -- something like gnome-terminal. Assuming its working directory is your home directory (the normal situation), type the following:

mkdir -p  .cairo-clock/themes
tar -xzf  64403-Firefox-Chick.tar.gz -C .cairo-clock/themes
Note the period at the beginning of the directory name in both commands. It is part of the directory name. (Files/directories that start with a period are "hidden" in the sense that you don't see them with the ls command unless you provide the parameter -a or -A.) With any luck, you will now be able to access your new theme from the context menu of Cairo-clock (right click on the clock).

I hope this helps.
Old 10-18-2007, 08:04 AM   #3
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Thank you, Blackhole

I will try it later on. Thanks again.


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