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March 2nd, 2009, 07:57 PM
i have installed kubuntu 8.10 on my computer and wanted to install some themes but found out i needed a theme manager but i cannot get it to install. i have no idea what to do. i thought i was ment to use bash but when i type ./configure it tells me permission denied or not found or something. can some one please help.

Armor Nick
March 2nd, 2009, 08:09 PM
8.10 is a bad version of Kubuntu (though better than previous). I'd look for a way on the internet to install the KDE 4.2 backports (i.e. the newest version of your desktop environment). It works much better and has a function to access kde-look.org from your theme managers.

Monsieur Gonzalez
March 2nd, 2009, 08:10 PM
Well, usually you can get new plasma themes right clicking on your "desktop" then Appearance settings, then Desktop theme, where you have the option to download from Kde-look.org.

If you are talking about windows decorations, icons and so on, there's not too much choice, Kde4.2 just hit stable. Other themes you'll find on kde-look.org are ment for kde3.x.

March 2nd, 2009, 08:13 PM
how to get kde 4.2: http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.2

KMenu -> System Settings -> Login Manager for your splash theme

KMenu -> System Settings -> Appearance -> Icons for icon theme

desktop themes are in Desktop -> Appearance Settings