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Postby barkhat on Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:30 pm

Hello!

I was wondering if there is a place to get more themes for Mint? Second, how do you access the themes in the emerald manager?

thanks!
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Postby barkhat on Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:36 pm

by the way i also tried to retrieve themes from the emerald app. i installed the recommended app and then when trying to retrieve got the message:

"Error calling tar."

How to fix that?
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Postby newW2 on Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:07 pm

barkhat wrote:
Second, how do you access the themes in the emerald manager?


Right click on the beryl diamond in the panel and select "Emerald Theme Manager"
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Postby Ede on Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:24 pm

barkhat: For themes, you can try http://www.gnome-look.org/ or http://themes.beryl-project.org/
They have a nice collection of beryl-themes.

I vote for the mintART-group to make a custom mint-theme! \o
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Postby barkhat on Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:54 pm

Thanks, Ede. I'll check them out.

Do you have to use the beryl program to use the themes? (I can't use the beryl because my screen goes completely white when I try and use it).
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Postby speaker219 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:02 am

barkhat wrote:Thanks, Ede. I'll check them out.

Do you have to use the beryl program to use the themes? (I can't use the beryl because my screen goes completely white when I try and use it).

If you want to use themes without beryl, thats fine, you don't need the beryl/beryl manager at all if you don't want. Do a google search for "gtk themes" and there are many sites to choose from with some quality themes. Find a theme you want and download the .tar.gz. extract the archive into your ~/.themes folder. then go into mintmenu and go to preferences > themes. then find the theme you wanted in that list and choose it, you're all set =)
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Postby newW2 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:14 am

barkhat wrote:
(I can't use the beryl because my screen goes completely white when I try and use it).


I had this problem with my Nvidia 5200 graphic. I'm sorry but I can't recall which graphic chipset you had, but his worked for me.

What I did. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
1) Then Ctrl+Alt+F1
2) Login
3) at the prompt enter code: sudo envy -t
4) Choose install nvidia driver
4) Reboot
5) Log into Mint
6) Start Beryl
7) Open a terminal. If by chance the terminal is just a white blank space, right click on the Beryl diamond and select Metacity as the window manager (terminal window is now normal).
8) Go to terminal and execute:
sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals
9) Close any open apps, then restart your X session (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace).
10) Then change the window manager back to Beryl.

I hope it works for you. Good luck.
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Postby barkhat on Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:22 am

newW2 wrote:barkhat wrote:
(I can't use the beryl because my screen goes completely white when I try and use it).


I had this problem with my Nvidia 5200 graphic. I'm sorry but I can't recall which graphic chipset you had, but his worked for me.

What I did. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
1) Then Ctrl+Alt+F1
2) Login
3) at the prompt enter code: sudo envy -t
4) Choose install nvidia driver
4) Reboot
5) Log into Mint
6) Start Beryl
7) Open a terminal. If by chance the terminal is just a white blank space, right click on the Beryl diamond and select Metacity as the window manager (terminal window is now normal).
8) Go to terminal and execute:
sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals
9) Close any open apps, then restart your X session (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace).
10) Then change the window manager back to Beryl.

I hope it works for you. Good luck.


Thanks much. I actually have ATI and I understand it is more persnickety than Nvidia. I hope to soon get a different card altogether so I can avoid this scenario.
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Postby barkhat on Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:23 am

speaker219 wrote:
barkhat wrote:Thanks, Ede. I'll check them out.

Do you have to use the beryl program to use the themes? (I can't use the beryl because my screen goes completely white when I try and use it).

If you want to use themes without beryl, thats fine, you don't need the beryl/beryl manager at all if you don't want. Do a google search for "gtk themes" and there are many sites to choose from with some quality themes. Find a theme you want and download the .tar.gz. extract the archive into your ~/.themes folder. then go into mintmenu and go to preferences > themes. then find the theme you wanted in that list and choose it, you're all set =)


Thanks, speaker219! I will go in search and give this a whirl!
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Postby speaker219 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:55 am

barkhat wrote:Thanks, speaker219! I will go in search and give this a whirl!

Sure, glad to help =)
I'm new to linux so it's great if i can help anybody out - i just googled this myself yesterday.
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