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How to - install 'other' themes (e16)

Posted by TravMan63 
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How to - install 'other' themes (e16)
August 06, 2007 10:47AM
I had a few challenges (and not all resolved) - with installing a theme from freshmeat... (or other than repos - which I've had problems with some not finding sounds...)

I've only tested this on e16...

basically - it's like this:

download the tar/.tar.gz file of your choice

create (as root) - a folder for the theme in

as root - extract the files into that folder


for the aqua theme - if you want to remove the apple icon and etc at the top (the ones on right show in full screen) -
go to
and rename the files apple.png and rightbutton.png
Re: How to - install 'other' themes (e16)
August 22, 2007 11:02PM
Thanks for the howto

Also, Elive has themes (for e17 too) added directly on the repository:

apt-cache search e16 theme
Re: How to - install 'other' themes (e16)
August 29, 2007 11:06AM
how do you change the theme using the terminal? im not very good in a terminal

and why aren't those themes in the theme selector in the config panel?

EDIT: whoops i figured it out - i didn't realize that i hadn't actually downloaded any of those themes, i just got them from synaptic and they're in the theme selecter

wonderful :p

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/2007 12:00PM by HopePoisoned.
Re: How to - install 'other' themes (e16)
September 23, 2007 07:00AM
Ok I have followed the above instructions, but the theme does not appear under the Elive panel, what am I doing wrong?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2007 12:17AM by nomad.