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ghettoman962
April 6th, 2009, 09:21 PM
i downloaded some themes for this site

http://www.techiesouls.com/2008/11/27/collection-of-50-best-looking-linux-gnomeubuntu-themes-to-download/

the problem is i don't know how to "install" them. they're tar.gz files and i don't know what to do with them

taurus
April 6th, 2009, 09:24 PM
System -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Theme -> Instal...

0cton
April 6th, 2009, 09:38 PM
a .tar.gz is an archive, a container that can contain pretty much anything including other archives :) (only limitation is the OS)
in this particular case you had to do the instructions above to "install" the theme"
but in the future try extracting the archive first and see what's inside
you may find a readme, or a .deb thats its just a click away :)
or you may have to use build :)
but in general so you know you can't "install" .tar's
they are containers and not specialized installation file/package like a .deb or a .rpg

ghettoman962
April 7th, 2009, 12:35 AM
thanks guys, but i have a question the octon whats a "build" if there is no read me or .deb file. thanks