Taking another shot at Linux Mint, Gloria is pretty glorious so far.
Still having problems trying to get the KDE Crystal theme functional though. In a previous post
I tried compiling the theme, to no avail (yes I did install build-essential, btw, I just forgot to update the thread by the time I had tried a million other things, and it's no longer relevant to update now).
This time I used the Software Manager --> Find --> APT to get and install the kwin-style-crystal files. From what I understand this is the equivalent of:
sudo apt-get install kwin-style-crystal
. Using this command gave me the same result - there's no apparent change to any icons or windows, despite it being listed as installed, and sudo said everything was already installed and updated. I tried this with kde-icons-crystal as well, with the same effect. The only thing that might've changed is the "Custom" theme that's currently selected. That may or may not have been there before the Software Manager did its thing though. Crystal and the kde-icons did seem to create their own files, at least, as I can see them in /usr/share/doc/* and /usr/share/icons/Crystal.
Is there some kind of process I have to run or file I have to open for this to start working?
I AM running Gloria on a laptop that has no video card, but I'm apparently able to run the Extra animations/Visual Effects after Mint searched for and installed some kind of drivers (never told me what, just said "Searching for..." then the Extra stuff worked). Would the Crystal themes just not function without any errors?
Thanks for your help,
P.S. Might not get back to this ticket before Monday, weekend of the 4th and all.