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[Solved]Mint-X Controls and Cinnamon Theme

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:10 pm
by Kendoori
I'm trying to convert over my former Ubuntu Gnome desktop to something that more closely resembles Mint Petra without having to install Mint.

I've been mostly successful; however, the "controls" especially in certain dialog boxes seem off to me.

I had installed Mint Petra in a virtual machine and one difference between my two setups is that the Controls, as indicated in the Themes /Other Settings dialog doesn't have the "Mint-X" option, just "Mint-X-White." Is there a way to add the Mint-X "controls." What controls this? and where are the files/assets stored? Since I have an install of Petra, I could possibly move whatever files are necessary.

I have installed the Mint-X theme which was downloadable as a .deb file.
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Re: Mint-X Controls and Cinnamon Theme

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:12 am
by austin.texas
This page explains how the Controls work, and where files are stored.
http://shyloh.com/themes.html

It doesn't make any sense to me why you don't have Mint-X under Controls, if you installed the Mint-X .deb. Did you install it with gdebi ?

Re: Mint-X Controls and Cinnamon Theme

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:25 am
by Kendoori
Thanks Austin!

I compared the contents of my /usr/share/themes/Mint-X folder on my Ubuntu + Cinnamon install with my Mint Petra install. The Ubuntu version (which is the one that's been having problems) is missing a bunch of elements. See the screenshot with the two side by side.

Any danger copying over the Petra version to Ubuntu?
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Re: Mint-X Controls and Cinnamon Theme

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:50 am
by austin.texas
Kendoori wrote: I compared the contents of my /usr/share/themes/Mint-X folder on my Ubuntu + Cinnamon install with my Mint Petra install. The Ubuntu version (which is the one that's been having problems) is missing a bunch of elements. See the screenshot with the two side by side.

Any danger copying over the Petra version to Ubuntu?
Check to see that both operating systems use Cinnamon 2.0 (Petra does)
If Ubuntu also does, then you are good to go...

Re: [Solved]Mint-X Controls and Cinnamon Theme

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:24 pm
by Kendoori
It seems that install Mint-X from the repos didn't completely install the whole them. Once I moved over all of the files/folders from my working Petra install to my Ubuntu install and logged out, it all worked properly. Thanks for the help.