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Old 05-28-2006, 01:10 AM   #1
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XUbuntu 6.06, trouble installing Themes


Can anyone help me out? I've about ripped the computer oout and through it off the balcony. It's so weird, something that SHOULD be so, unbelievably simple, turning out to be so complicated.

So, this is my plea for help. I have all of the build-essentials, all of xubuntu-system-tools, and a full update/dist upgrade. All repositories open. Please help...
 
Old 05-28-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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What kind of themes are you trying to install? Most XFCE themes are simply extracted from a tarball and then moved to /usr/share/themes or /usr/share/icons for icon themes.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 03:01 AM   #3
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I downloaded chrome4[xfce] from www.xfce-look.org

I extracted to /usr/share/themes, but it's still not listed in the User Interface Settings...

Am I extracting wrong? I used XArchiver, I don't know the version number, but I assume it's the most up-to-date, as i'm on a fresh upgrade...
 
Old 05-28-2006, 03:13 AM   #4
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Did you check in the XFCE Window Manager settings (not User Interface Settings).
 
Old 05-28-2006, 03:17 AM   #5
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Oh. Haha. Well, apearently, you are a god!
Thank you very much!! No one in #Ubuntu or #Xfce were much help. But you figured it super easy.

I am eternaly greatful, and in your debt. =)
 
Old 05-28-2006, 03:22 AM   #6
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Its alright. I enjoy helping out.
 
Old 12-30-2006, 03:43 PM   #7
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Install mouse cursors themes

I read the posts it helped with Window and UI themes.
What about mouse cursor themes ?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 09:20 AM   #8
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Its alright. I enjoy helping out.
Whats the command to tar something as root?

I downloaded a tar.gz file to my desktop(theme), and can use terminal to extract it to my desktop w/o issue. Problem is, I don't know how to extract it to another folder that requires root access, in this case, /usr/share/themes

Thanks
IGF
 
Old 01-01-2007, 04:51 AM   #9
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For those that may be interested, I found a easy way to do it.

Unzip the theme you want to your desktop, Open a terminal, type "Sudo Thunar", it will then open up a "windows explorer" type program with Root access. Then just navigate to the themes folder mentioned above, and copy/paste there.

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Old 09-22-2007, 11:09 AM   #10
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Giving me a headache

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Did you check in the XFCE Window Manager settings (not User Interface Settings).
I checked in both places. I still don't see it. I tried both ways. I copied the theme into /usr/share/themes and i copied it in to ~/.themes (this folder didn't exist i had to create it) Still nothing.

I'm not sure if this matters but it's a GTK2.x theme. And i'm using XFce. I'm pretty noob to linux. I just installed Xubuntu Feisty Faun, and am trying to make it look nice.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 12:10 PM   #11
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I got something to happen

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I checked in both places. I still don't see it. I tried both ways. I copied the theme into /usr/share/themes and i copied it in to ~/.themes (this folder didn't exist i had to create it) Still nothing.

I'm not sure if this matters but it's a GTK2.x theme. And i'm using XFce. I'm pretty noob to linux. I just installed Xubuntu Feisty Faun, and am trying to make it look nice.
I got them to show up in the Windows Manager.

Here's what i did.

created ~/.themes dir since it didnt exist for me

extracted the Xfce theme into the ~/.themes dir. In my case it created a 24741-xfwm4-opusos

in that dir i created a a subdir off 24741-xfwm4-opusos call xfwm4 dir and copied everything that is in 24741-xfwm4-opusos to xfwm4.

Now it shows up in the windows manager. But still nothing in the themes manager
 
Old 09-23-2007, 09:03 AM   #12
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I'm such a noob

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I got them to show up in the Windows Manager.

Here's what i did.

created ~/.themes dir since it didnt exist for me

extracted the Xfce theme into the ~/.themes dir. In my case it created a 24741-xfwm4-opusos

in that dir i created a a subdir off 24741-xfwm4-opusos call xfwm4 dir and copied everything that is in 24741-xfwm4-opusos to xfwm4.

Now it shows up in the windows manager. But still nothing in the themes manager
I'm using xarchiver, i didn't notice there was an option when you press extract to "Extract files with full path". After clicking that the dir strcut is created correctly. And you can just drop the folder into the ~/.themes folder
 
  


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