themes, decorations, styles, etc
I've been using Linux for two years now and for most of that I've been using KDE for a DE/WM. I like to ckeck out the themes, icons, and window decorations on freshmeat and kde-look.org and try them. My problem is I can never get half the stuff I download to install or work properly if at all. I've looked at some guides they have on their site and freshmeat's and some others I found while googling but can't find any consistency to them. For some of them it's just a matter or configure, make, make install like usual but even if I can get it sucessfully installed that way, It doesn't show in the KDE control center nor can I find it on my system. SOme of the themes have a .ktheme file after extracting which is no problem to install but the majority do not. I'm using Knoppix 3.3 with KDE 3.2 if it makes any difference. I can never get the icon themes to work, there must be a dir wher I can dump the icons into in order for them to show up in control center. The styles and window decorations rarely work for me either, I can get them compiled and installed most of the time but never see them again. Some of the themes, styles, etc I downloaded have created dir's where downloaded them and after running through the installation that's all i can find is the dir from the installation which doesn't seem to contain anything I can add using control center. I'm sure I must be going about this all worng and it's really quite embarassing that I can't install themes on my system, so if anyone would be kind enough to point me in the right direction or give me some solid directions it would be greatly appreciated.