I found there was a major problem installing the FullMoon theme from this link: ********* NOW FIXED - SEE POSTS BELOWhttp://samriggs.deviantart.com/art/FullMoon-MDM-Animated-Theme-364356194?q=gallery%3Asamriggs%2F30205740&qo=0I found there was a permissions problem with the folders in the theme and unless I changed the permissions after downloading
and unzipping the file, FullMoon theme would not install properly and then I could not log in. So I had to do this to get it to install from that file download:
Save the file fullmoon_mdm_animated_theme_by_samriggs-d60xf1e.zip
to Downloads folder
Right-click the .zip file > click Extract here
"FullMoon" folder appears > right-click it > click Properties > Permissions
Under "Group" section, click down arrow next to "Folder access":
change from "None" to "Access files"
Under "Others" section - do the same - change to
Folder access: Access files
Click "Apply Permissions to Enclosed Files
Go back to Downloads
Right-click the "FullMoon" folder again > click "Compress ..."
(it should already be like this - if not, make it so):
Filename: FullMoon .tar.gz
"FullMoon.tar.gz" will be in Downloads folder
Keep the Downloads folder open
Go to Menu > Administration > Login window
Click and drag* the file "FullMoon.tar.gz" from open Downloads folder onto the open Login - Theme window
A message pops up:
"Install the theme from 'FullMoon.tar.gz'?
Choose FullMoon from the list.
click Add, then under Places column click File System
in right pane, double-click - home > username > Downloads
click on FullMoon.tar.gz
It works now.
Another method -
If you still have the themes from a LM15 install (?), you could just copy the theme folders you want to install from LM15 /usr/share/mdm/html-themes
to LM16 /usr/share/mdm/html-themes folder (need root permission).
PS. Normally, if these themes are already in .tar.gz file format, you can install them easily.
But if the themes are in .zip
mode (like this one - because deviantart requires .zip file format), you would have to download them, unzip them and recompress them as .tar.gz files in order to install them with the "drag onto the window" method or by clicking the Add button on the login window Theme screen.
Or, as mentioned, you could just unzip them, and as root, copy or move the theme folders that appear to /usr/share/mdm/html-themes.
It's just that this particular theme's .zip file has folders with the permissions problem that needed to be fixed before
trying to install it.
I have PM'd the theme's author about the problem.