installing themes

Miano, Steven M. Steven.Miano at
Fri Aug 10 13:06:22 UTC 2007

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From: ubuntu-users-bounces at [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Knepher
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 7:38 PM
To: Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions
Subject: Re: installing themes

On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 17:17 -0600, cj wrote:
> im running regular ubuntu 7.04 (i dont know how to make that more specific)
> . im not running KDE, XFCE, or any other fancy stuff. im running Gnome.
> the theme im trying to install (from is titled "orange-xmms"
> it downloads as a tarball
> every time i go to load it into the gnome theme thing (system >
> preferences > Theme), it tells me that the file format is invalid.
> WHY is it telling me that???!!!!??!
> --cj

Because it's not a Gnome/GTK theme - it's for the xmms audio player.
Extract it to ~/.xmms/

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Call me crazy, but if it's a tarball, I generally go to the terminal and type in tar xvfz program name, and it will then go ahead and extract the zipped file for you to use correctly?

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