Customizing my desktop

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Customizing my desktop

Postby miken22 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:55 am

Hey, I'm fairly new to Linux and have been trying to figure out how to change my desktop themes. I've downloaded some different icons and window themes but when I change them in the drop down menu from Cinnamon Settings nothing happens. The only time there is a change is when I open a folder as root, which doesn't make sense because I'm the system administrator so I should be able to see the changes anyways. Everything in the applications part of the start menu has disappeared and I cannot find a way to get them back and all the GTK themes have disappeared too. Any help would be awesome, thanks!
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Re: Customizing my desktop

Postby aw2103 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:33 pm

Hi. I'm new too and am having the same problem.

Freshly installed one of the first things I've tried to do was go to Cinnamon Settings and change the theme. Won't change... :|

Let's me change the headers etc on the menu, but nothing happens when I click on any of the Themes listed.

Iknow I'm missing something, but have no idea where to start looking...
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Re: Customizing my desktop

Postby aw2103 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:17 am

Had a further hunt around for ideas - the Linux Mint user guide is somewhat lacking in any assistance - and established I'm running in fallback mode.

Free3d.org has my graphics card (Intel 82865g) listed as being compatible and DRI has a "yes", which suggests it should be able to handle 3d acceleration, but one post elsewhere on here suggests it isn't supported.

Am totally confused now - is it supported or not? If so, how do I update the drivers for it and if not, which card would be a suitable replacement?
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