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[SOLVED] Login customisation: Faenza icons not shown

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:40 pm
by maxheadway
[Mint 9] My desktop has the Faenza icon set (and colour-variations thereof) installed. Yet when I enter this code (from Ubuntu Geek) to customise the login screen...

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sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow
...the Icons menu within the theme customisation options doesn't include Faenza. How do you add Faenza (or other icon sets) to the menu there? I'm just trying to make the customisation screen consistent with the desktop.

Re: Login customisation: Faenza icons not shown

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:12 pm
by pluraldave
Did you install the icons to /usr/share/icons or ~/.icons? They will need to be in /usr/share/icons.

*edit: Tested the code given in the link - Faenza icons work if they are in the right folder.

Re: Login customisation: Faenza icons not shown

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:08 pm
by maxheadway
pluraldave wrote:Did you install the icons to /usr/share/icons or ~/.icons? They will need to be in /usr/share/icons.
Tried dragging-and-dropping them from Downloads folder into /usr/share/icons, only to get a "permission denied" message.

Re: Login customisation: Faenza icons not shown

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:33 pm
by pluraldave
You have to so it as root. Either right-click on a folder and choose "open as administrator" to open Nautilus in root mode or do it via the command line:

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sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/Faenza /usr/share/icons
(assuming you extracted the icon theme so it is in a normal folder simply called "Faenza" not an archive, alter the name as appropriate)

alternatively copy all the icon themes you've installed to your user to the shared directory

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sudo cp -ru ~/.icons/* /usr/share/icons/
and themes as well while you're at it

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sudo cp -ru ~/.themes/* /usr/share/themes/

Re: Login customisation: Faenza icons not shown

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:39 pm
by conslie
To protect the basic Linux OS from unwanted intrusion, changing things there requires that the changes be done only by the system admin. If you right click on the /usr/share/icons folder, one option is to Open as Administrator. You will be asked to type your password, the one you login with, and then you can drag and drop.

This is the drag and drop way to do what was described in the previous post. You can see that command lines are more efficient, but this is the GUI alternative.

Re: Login customisation: Faenza icons not shown

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:17 pm
by maxheadway
Thanks! Solved.