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Hi Newbie ?

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:47 pm
by spencershaun
it has taken me a while to come round to the idea of using "linux" mint i have been playing around for a few days now. I would like to change the theme of mint i have been using a guide from here "http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/12/01/how ... x-mint-12/" .
I manged to download the file i follow all the instructions but the problem i am having is the wallpaper does not change to the theme what i have downloaded the applet effects ie the top and bottom bars change thats it i have been trying for days can anybody please help me out with my liccle problem i have :mrgreen:

Re: Hi Newbie ?

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:43 pm
by dagon
Hi and welcome!

For anything Mint 12 i'd start here:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 13&start=0

Re: Hi Newbie ?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:06 am
by conslie
Many, probably nearly all, themes do not include background files, as those are handled differently. To change backgrounds in Mint 12, right-click on the Desktop and select 'Change Desktop Background.'

You might find the background you want on http://linuxmint-art.org/ or http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds

Keep playing around and Have Fun!

Re: Hi Newbie ?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:12 pm
by spencershaun
cheers for the reply conslie just tried 1 of your links u give i went to hit download i then get a screen with txt i have put a scrrenshot belowe is this normal if so what do i do with it :?:

Re: Hi Newbie ?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:28 pm
by conslie
That theme is intended to work only with KDE versions of Linux. This link may help clarify what kinds of options a Linux user has --> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 45#p314893

If you go to the Backgrounds sections of those sites you will find what you are looking for.

This link --> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=205&t=84883 provides guidance on finding and using themes with the main edition of LM12.

Keep exploring. You'll find treasures!

Re: Hi Newbie ?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:14 pm
by spencershaun
Cheers getting there slowly :D and cheers for more info