View Full Version : Looking to get icons

December 8th, 2012, 04:24 AM
Sorry for the probably-beginner question, but I was wondering if there's any way to get the Fedora XFCE Spin's icons into Xubuntu. Possibly a repository? I haven't been able to find any explanation for how to do this, however. Many thanks in advance.

December 8th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Hello and welcome to the forums.

You have a few choices in getting this icon theme into xubuntu.

Copy the /usr/share/icons/Fedora directory from the fedora spin and paste it into xubuntu.

Grab the files from the rpm file (clicky (ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/linux/releases/17/Everything/i386/os/Packages/f/fedora-icon-theme-1.0.0-12.fc17.noarch.rpm)) and extract them into xubuntu.

The theme looks alot like the cheser theme (clicky (http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Cheser+Icons?content=154787)). You can install that theme instead.

As to where to copy the files in xubuntu, you have 2 choices:

/usr/share/icons - for full system use (requires root privileges)
~/.themes - for user-specific use (it is a hidden directory and if it doesn't exist, you need to create it first)

December 8th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Try with this icon theme:


December 8th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Wow, thanks for the helpful and quick responses!
I had considered trying to copy the icons from an existing Fedora install, but wasn't sure exactly where that might be. Those other themes look like pretty much what I was looking for, too; surprised I didn't notice them on my earlier trip to XFCE-Look.